4 reasons to chew your food properly

You must have heard that you should chew your food a minimum 15 times before swallowing, in some cases upwards of 30-40 times! But do you actually do it?

I know I’ve been guilty of just inhaling my food, with no thought given to chewing, and I have been missing out on its benefits.

 

  • Enables the right amount of food eaten

Research has shown that chewing food slowly and thoroughly can…

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Are you a binge or emotional eater?

One minute you’re enjoying a scoop of your favourite ice-cream, the next you’ve actually finished the whole tub. And some of the chocolate sauce you had in the fridge for the emergencies. What happened? When did you cross the line from enjoyment to concern?

I am sure you’ve heard about emotional eating and binge eating. Are they the same? Are they different? Do you know which one is part of…

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If I was in my ideal body….

Last week I asked you what would you do if you were in your ideal body and you answered so openly and thoughtfully.

 

Here are some answers I received:

 

  • I would do a skydive for charity
  • Buy and wear some super sexy hot dresses
  • Book a boudoir shoot
  • Run a 10k
  • Walk around the house naked
  • Keep wearing a bikini on holiday/ at the spa – I believed I was…

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What would you do if…

Today I want to keep it short and sweet and actually give you homework.

Get your journal out (just pen and paper will do too, so don’t look for excuses here) and answer this question:

 

If I was in my ideal body what would I do this year?

 

This is it – just one question to explore and journal about. And please share in the comments so I can support you.

 

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I gave my power away to a number on the scale.

I used to think it was all about my weight, all about that number I saw every time I stepped onto the scale. The number that was always too high and never good enough. I was never good enough. I used to be obsessed with lowering this number to unreachable lows. The lower the number, the better I would be.

 

The obsession with The Number was underpinning everything else. I…

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I liked being in a diet

It’s been over 7 years since I finished my last diet and despite having no intention of ever starting a new one again, I realised that I actually sometimes liked the idea of being on one.

 

Yes, I know it’s a crazy statement to come from an Eating Psychology Coach who knows that diet just don’t work, but let me explain.

 

Being on a diet was easy. The rules were clearly…

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Fight stress with food

You don’t need me to tell you that stress is a very real threat to your health. In addition to taking over your brain with negative thoughts, stress can lead to serious physical symptoms that can be a major detriment to your body and mind. It also prevents you from losing weight!

When the mind is stressed, it puts a lot of pressure on your body, which means that the…

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6 Healthy eating tips during the holiday season

The time from Thanksgiving to New Years Day has to be the hardest few weeks to stick to a healthy eating lifestyle. There is constant temptation by sweats, treats and just way to much food in general. And it can be stressful.

In the past I used to either “let it all go and indulge” or “be super rigid and control everything I ate”. Neither of these approaches was fun,…

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Visualise your weight loss goals

Visualisation is a technique where you picture your ideal outcome. Athletes often use it to support their training; and performers use it get ready to come on stage.

Visualisation can also support you in finding your natural weight. You simply picture your ideal body, you might imagine yourself looking lighter and feeling free from your body image crisis. Using visualisation for weight loss allows the time and space for your…

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Will you put on weight eating two avocados a day?

I had a pleasure to be interviewed on Dublin Radio, by the one and only Danielle Serpico. Danielle and I met 5 years ago during Neurolingustinc Programming Course in London. I remember, she sat in the row in front of me and when it came to practicing hypnotic induction she turned around and asked if I wanted to practice with her. Of course I did!

 

Danielle went on to become…

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