Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 7 Heavy Signs You’re Weight Obsessed

7 Heavy Signs You’re Weight Obsessed


2. Counting Calories

Diet Doctor goes as far as to call this behavior an “eating disorder”, which we usually associate with more serious problems such as bulimia (purging following eating). Calories count, but remember not all calories are the same (there are “empty” calories vs. good calories).

The online source stresses that being overweight for your body type is not the product of failing to count calories. It could be a disorder affecting your body’s natural regulatory systems. For instance, too much insulin in your body caused by eating too many sugary foods.

shutterstock_287254226

«
Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat
  • 8 Tips for Banishing Food Guilt
    Regardless of whether you have a sweet tooth, a temptation for starches, lack of will power in the face of saturated fats, or all of the above, we’re all familiar with food guilt...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Eating Disorder Facts for Adolescents and Young Adults
    Wikipedia describes eating disorders as “mental disorders defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person’s physical or mental health.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Causes of Eating Disorders
    With the abundance of food available to most Americans today, perhaps it's no surprise that eating disorders have become a fairly common problem.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Signs and Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder
    Overeating from time to time is fairly normal, especially during a large holiday meal like Thanksgiving.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Rolling with the Paunches
    Perhaps the term “body acceptance” is a familiar one, but in a society where we celebrate the thigh gap it may be a pipe dream to assume it is achievable.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Overcoming Negativity: 9 Steps to Turn Your Life Around
    Many people whose lives seem to have spiralled out of control have no idea how to climb out of the pit of despair they find themselves in.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Infographic: The Importance of Mindfulness in Exercise
    Do you exercise mindfully? By that I mean tuning into the thoughts going through your head, and how the exercise physical makes you feels?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Signs of Health Food Addiction
    While it is common knowledge that a diet high in vegetables and whole foods can have a positive effect on our mental and physical health, too much of a good thing may not be such a...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Common Health Problems Related to Fingernails
    If you can't quite put a finger on what's ailing you, perhaps you should take a closer look at your fingernails.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Reasons You’re Waking Up In The Night
    We've all been there before, lying awake at night, tossing and turning, wondering why you're unable to sleep.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • How Stress Can Affect Our Physical Health
    We all deal with a little bit of stress from time to time. We all go through at some point, some more than others, it can happen at work, during school, or anytime we get...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Best Anti-Aging Foundation For Mature Skin
    Aging is inevitable, but that doesn't stop us from trying to slow the whole process down or at least look good while we're doing it!
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Best Natural Remedies For Gout
    Gout is a type of arthritis that causes a great deal of pain and discomfort in the joints.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Best Face Washes for Sensitive Skin
    The struggle is real for people with sensitive skin who are looking for a good face wash that won't irritate their skin, especially since most products contain an array of...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Foods Good For Your Kidneys
    The kidneys have an extremely important job. We all have two bean-shaped organs located below our ribs and on either side of our spine.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice