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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Mindfulness-based Interventions for Post-Bariatric Surgery Eating Disorders by Supatra Hanna

I presented this oral presentation at the 96th Annual Southwestern Social Science Association Meeting in Las Vegas, NV in March of 2016. Bariatric surgery is very hard on the body, both physiologically and emotionally. However, there are some effective treatments for disordered eating post-surgery. If you or someone you love is thinking about this surgery, prepare your mind and heart before surgery to enhance the best outcomes.

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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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The Consequences of Weightism

I recently presented this poster at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Annual Conference in Culver City, CA October 15, 2016. Weightism carries serious psychological and physical health consequences and it is up to us as health practitioners and good citizens to put an end to this insidious form of discrimination and bias. Check it out!

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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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