In this article I look at emotional eating, how to raise awareness and some tactics to help you overcome emotional eating habits that often lead to yo-yo type dieting and an inability to achieve your health and physique goals.
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Did you know that your mood can be significantly affected by levels of serotonin in the body? We suggest 7 natural methods for boosting this important neurotransmitter.
Many of the transformations you see are great achievements, but how many of them are natural, without the use of anabolics like testosterone and Human Growth Hormone (hGH)?
There are many possible causes of the increased risk of illness after flying, and in this article we are going to investigate the possible causes, dispel some myths and also give you some hints as to what you can do about it.
Whilst a gratitude diary is a very ‘American’ type of activity that us Brits generally laugh at, it is certainly an effective way of changing mind set before bed, reducing stress hormones and encouraging a good night’s sleep.
Our body can barely go for more than a few minutes without oxygen. But have you thought about how important proper breathing is to our health and how we can use breathing to improve how we function and feel.
Meditation when first starting out can seem challenging. We live our lives at 100mph and to take time out of our hectic schedules to sit and be in the present even just for 5-10mins can seem like the most demanding thing to do.
Sleep is one of the most important areas of health that is often forgotten about. Poor sleep can lead to lower libido, increased risk of many chronic diseases, impairs attention and alertness, increases the risk of depression, can mess up your immune system, ages your skin, increases your risk of fat gain and can draw a fat loss programme to a holt.
So your doctor has told you that your blood tests are normal, however you are still suffering from low energy, poor digestion, irregular sleep and your skin and hair just does not seem to be as healthy as it used to be.
Sound familiar? Are these symptoms in your head? That is what the doctor tried to have me believe a number of years back when I was feeling low in energy and suffering with a number of digestive issues, and this is what I hear almost every day in practice.
Expecting miracle tests, miracle pills, and miracle practitioners to get to the bottom of your symptoms without making appropriate change to the way you live your life is misguided. Of course this is not all your fault, marketing of products and practitioners who would have you believe that these miracle pills, powders, potions and practitioners exist.
We all put a different value on things in our life. Some things we will happily spend money and time on without a seconds thought. Our highest values change as we go through life and what we are prepared to spend our money and time on change with it. Back when I was at university for example, my only concerns were beers and books. As long as I had enough money for those things – all was peachy in my life.
Working as a nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner, I am able to work with my clients on a number of different levels. I work on every single aspect of their lifestyle to elicit the most optimal change in their health, we look at sleep, stress, digestive health, immune, energy levels, blood sugar regulation, exercise to name a few. Most my clients are for fat loss, however my view is fat loss should be a side effect of improved health, this is why few of my clients will lose lean tissue when reducing their body fat levels and their health and energy levels improve.