Orlando, Fla. – October 10, 2013 – Health and wellness expert and educator, Dr. Jeff Rebarcak, was recently featured as an expert guest on the TV show “Health and Wellness Today.” The show was seen on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX network affiliates around the country. The show was filmed in Orlando, FL and was hosted by noted fitness and personal development coach John Spencer Ellis. “Health and Wellness Today” features segments with some of the best health and fitness experts from across the United States.
No, there isn’t any such study, but I’d like to talk about the link between depression and comfort foods. For many of us, eating is another form of self-medicating. In fact, neurologically, high-carbohydrate foods do chemically alleviate feelings of stress and depression – but not for long. Yet brain chemistry is powerful stuff. In the book Overcoming Overeating: It’s Not What You Eat, It’s What’s Eating You by Lisa Morrone, she cites a startling percentage: 75 percent of overeating is caused by emotions. And, as emotional eaters know, it’s not always possible to distract yourself from food by reading a book or going for a walk (common advice in multiple articles). However, you can substitute damaging food with foods that will help you heal – and feel better.
The idea of Willpower is so ingrained in us, especially those of us trying to lose weight, that it’s nearly impossible to crawl out from under the burden of so much responsibility. When you believe that “willpower” is all you need to lose weight, your diet and exercise failures become not just temporary setbacks, but judgments on your character: your weakness, your lack of will, your fault. That crushing psychological ego-gauntlet doesn’t lead to motivation – it leads to a self-perpetuating cycle of failed weight loss attempts.
A growing body of evidence is supporting the idea that when we eat matters almost as much as what we eat. If you’ve ever been on a long trip, then you know our bodies run on a clock, and when we disrupt that clock, chaos (and jetlag) ensues. As it says in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” – breakfast, lunch, and dinner included!
I think it’s brilliant, as long as the FDA doesn’t start trying to enforce labeling laws on apples and oranges (and drive the price sky-high while they’re at it).
“Prescribing” healthy whole foods underlines the fact that the body is designed to heal itself from the inside out with the tools God gave us. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains – none of God’s bounty was given to us pre-packaged in a cardboard box. We did that ourselves. In my profession, I’ve seen first-hand how God has given us everything we need to heal ourselves if we only have the strength to resist tampering with the original ingredients. And even here He helps us, because as it says in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Dr. Jeff Rebarcak, speaker, author, mentor, and doctor, discusses how to get healthy and stay healthy, rather than yo-yo dieting and unused gym memberships.
Naperville, IL – July 25, 2013 – Dr. Jeff Rebarcak, renowned health and wellness coach, published a new article on making healthy lifestyle changes that last, even through the occasional backslide. The article, titled “Top Five Tips to Get Healthy and Stay There,” explains how fast diets and too-much-too-soon workout regiments are doomed to failure and offers a healthier alternative that is far more likely to succeed in the long run.
You’re ready to get healthy. Congratulations! If you’re like most people who’ve just made a fresh resolution to get fit, you’ve probably signed up for a gym membership, promised yourself that you’ll start powerlifting or pilates, and bought a juicer for that cleanse everyone’s talking about.
I know what you’re thinking: Successful dieting can’t be reduced down to one simple rule. It’s not that simple! Surely you have to count calories, cut carbs, eat only protein, eat only salad, weigh your morning cereal on a kitchen scale, or count how many “points” are in your lunchtime sandwich! All those are perfectly valid paths to weight loss (though some are healthier than others), but for me, nothing beats good old-fashioned moderation when it comes to maintaining good health. Here’s what I do – and it is as simple as following one rule: The Rule of 16.
Money, jobs, relationships, illness, kids, misbehaving family members – life is full of stressors. But sometimes, what really stresses us out is – us. We all take on too many commitments. And women, in particular, try to be everything to everyone, fix all the problems, and make every single person in their lives happy. That’s too much pressure for anyone to handle so it’s no wonder if you reach for moral support in the shape of a chocolate chip cookie!
Health and Wellness Expert Dr. Jeff Rebarcak Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress For New Book, “Change Agents”
Dr. Jeff Rebarcak will team with CelebrityPress, a leading book publishing company, and several leading business professionals from around the world to release the book, “Change Agents.”
Orlando, Fla. – July 5, 2013 – Health and wellness expert and educator, Dr. Jeff Rebarcak, has joined a select group of the world’s leading experts to co-write the forthcoming book titled, Change Agents: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets for Successfully Changing the Status Quo to Help Their Clients Lead Better Lives and Run Better Businesses. Nick Nanton, Esq., along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which will be released under their CelebrityPress imprint.