Supatra Hanna Presents at AABSS

Check out my latest conference poster I presented at American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) in January in Las Vegas, NV!

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Your Body on a Diet

This article gives some really interesting new information about what happens to your resting metabolic rate while on a diet and experiencing a sedentary lifestyle.  The key is in your calves! Check it out!

Your Body on a Diet

Recommendations for Brain Health Throughout the Lifespan by Supatra Hanna

I just recently put together this spiffy handout about how to maintain and enhance good brain health through the lifespan for the folks at my practicum site Pasadena Rehabilitation Institute. Feel free to pass this on to friends and family. Our brains matter!

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Post-bariatric Surgery Eating Disorders WPA Conference Poster by Supatra Hanna

I presented this poster at the 2016  Western Psychological Conference in Long Beach, CA. It highlights some aspects of my dissertation on Post-bariatric Surgery Eating Disorders. Bariatric surgery is a very dangerous and life-altering procedure that tends to have dangerous medical and health complications if the person seeking the surgery does not follow a strict diet and attend to his or her mental health. More awareness of these complications before and after surgery is needed so that we can better help as clinicians.

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Supatra Hanna Recommends The Hirshon Algerian Berkoukes Soup

This looks simply delish!

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The Hirshon Algerian Berkoukes Soup – بركوكس – The Food Dictator
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Chicken Karahi

This recipe looks amazing! I think I will have to give it a go!

Recipe: Chicken Karahi

Tips for Dining Out

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Many people ask me for tips about staying healthy while eating out. These tips can be great for your waistline and your wallet. You don’t have to suffer when dining out! Continue reading

6 Reasons Your “Diet” Isn’t Working

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Have you been struggling to lose weight? Have you “plateaued” or do you find it impossible to lose any weight at all? There are many reasons why your “diet” isn’t working, and mainly it can be because you are dieting, restricting, and putting your body into starvation mode. These 6 tips will help get you rev your metabolism back into shape, and hopefully, put “dieting” into perspective.

  1. Skipping Meals? Do you wait as long as possible to eat? Skipping breakfast entirely? Starting the day with only a cup of water and some lemon, or do you just go old school and stick with a cup of Joe? Skipping meals can completely derail your weight loss efforts. The longer you wait to eat, the more you put your body into a starvation mode, and the only thing you are doing is slowing your metabolism down. Studies have also shown that skipping breakfast actually helps you to gain weight. Often this is because you tend to eat more and more later in the day and can really pack on the calories at night, when you probably should be eating the lightest. Start your day with a bang and try some steel cut oats, fruit, and perhaps one or two hard-boiled eggs. Your metabolism will thank you.

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Debunking Gluten-Free Myths

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What is Gluten Exactly?

Gluten is a general name for proteins found in wheat, which assist with dough elasticity, making dough pliable. Essentially, it is the glue that holds the product together. Eliminating gluten from products involves using other starches such as corn and potato starch and using alternative gluten-free grains like amaranth.

Who is the Gluten-Free Diet For?

For those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, going gluten-free is a must. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by damage to the lining of the small intestine, which prevents the absorption of nutrients from food. Gluten from wheat, barley, rye, and oats causes the damage. Those with celiac disease suffer from painful gas, diarrhea, bloating, stomach pain, weight loss, skin inflammation, malabsorption, and eventual malnutrition. The only “cure” for celiac disease is a lifelong avoidance of gluten in the diet. Those with gluten sensitivities find that eating gluten gives them diarrhea or constipation and leaves them feeling gassy, bloated, puffy, tired, and generally out of sorts. These people have sensitivity to gluten and eliminating gluten from the diet often relieves these symptoms.

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