How do I stop my husband from smoking, eating junk food and sleeping all day? Ask Ellie

Q: How can I encourage my husband to make healthier lifestyle choices?

We’ve been married for four years, together for six, with two young children.

My husband eats a lot of junk food and sugary foods, smokes, doesn’t go to a dentist or doctor to improve his health. I don’t want my boys to grow up to be smokers.

He always has a sore back or legs because of work. He sleeps very poorly, or sleeps excessively during the day.

I’ve asked him several times if he needs support to improve his health.

He frequently feels unwell, so much of the taking care of kids falls to me.

My children might see him only one hour per day because he feels so poorly. Or he’ll sleep the whole day away. He doesn’t acknowledge that I’m left with so much work to do.

Since he loves us he should do all

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Treatment For Eating Disorder – How to Do it in 3 Steps

Seeking help for an eating disorder can be embarrassing and scary. However, do not make that as an obstacle to seek help because getting treatment is important. If you are suffering from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, treatment will be much easier if you have an experienced and caring health professional to guide you.

Step1 – Find a specialist

To successfully get treatment, you need to find a doctor or therapist who specializes in it. If your problem is anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, identifying a specialist in each problem will increase your recovery success. Work with a person you are comfortable with.

Step 2 – Admit you have problems

Any eating disorder is dangerous and in severe cases can be deadly. Most of the time it does not necessarily just mean you are underweight. Even with occasional fasting, binge eating or purging, it is a sign that your health may be in danger. You have to … Read More

Binge Eating and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Beyond a physical drive for food or water, shelter and safety, what motivates our behavior?

According to humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow, our actions are motivated in order achieve certain needs. His hierarchy suggests that people are motivated to fulfill basic needs before moving on to other, more advanced needs.maslow hierarchy of needs

His hierarchy of needs model is often displayed as a pyramid, with the lowest or base levels of the pyramid being our most basic human needs. Our more complex needs are at the top of the pyramid.

In a nutshell, it means that our basic needs must be met first before we can move on to meet more complex needs. For instance, it’s hard to focus on self-esteem if you’re starving.

As we get our basic needs met, we move up the pyramid. Our needs become more psychological and social rather than physical. Soon, our needs for love, … Read More