How to Tell the Difference Between Emotional Hunger & Physical Hunger

By on Oct 21, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Have you ever had some bad news and had a huge cry, but then following that cry you need comfort so off you went to the fridge or takeaway menu? Have you ever worked so hard you’ve forgotten to eat and you feel that raw emptiness way down deep in your lower tummy where if you don’t eat RIGHT NOW there would be a big deal? Right there you can see the differences between emotional hunger and physical hunger. Emotional hunger comes about when we try to feed our feelings and not our stomachs. We all do it. Anyone who says they’ve never done it is a liar pure and simple but the good news is there are ways to immediately differentiate your feelings so that you can act fast and not fall into the trap of feeding the sadness! We all know that emotional hunger cannot be filled with food. Eating may feel good in the moment you do it, but the feelings that triggered the eating are still there. The...

Losing Weight the Healthy Way

By on Oct 21, 2016 in Uncategorized |

We live in a culture where we eat and run. We don’t sit down as a family to take smaller, slower bites of food with breaks of conversation during a meal anymore. Maintaining a healthy weight in a culture like this is very difficult and can make it very tough to keep weight off when it’s lost. It’s quite sad really – as a species we are becoming more and more technologically advanced but we aren’t smart enough to understand the connections between social meals and weight loss. Back in the Forties and Fifties, families sat round the table together without the distractions of smart phones and television and ate wholesome, home cooked meals and as such there was a much smaller waist to hip ratio. Some diets don’t work for everyone and our bodies respond differently to different approaches but it’s still the most popular rule that if you burn more calories than you consume you will lose...