Meditation and Weight Management

Your mindset is crucial when losing weight.Meditation can help change your mindset.A 2017 review showed that mindfulness practice was effective in reducing weight.According to the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh “when we eat our meal ,we should show up for that meal 100%….when we take time to take care of our emotions with mindfulness andContinue reading “Meditation and Weight Management”

Protein For Weight Management

Protein is important for Weight Management.Not only will it keep you fuller for longer,but it will also speed up your metabolism and helps build muscle.Increasing your protein intake not only boosts your metabolism but increases the number of calories you burn.Keeping up your protein intake will also help prevent muscle loss during weight loss. AlongContinue reading “Protein For Weight Management”

Emotional Reset

Sometimes you can be going great-fitness,foodwise,everywise and then you hit a roadblock.It could be anything;a health issue,work issue,a family matter and you are suddenly the small boat that has been completely blown off course!I have to admit I have had a bit of a week like that!Thankfully it does not happen often!What do you doContinue reading “Emotional Reset”

Inflammation and Weight Gain

When we have chronic inflammation ,it can impact on digestion,metabolism,hormone levels ,our cardiovascular health etc.Chronic inflammation can lead to leaky gut syndrome.Leaky gut allows substances from foods and other sources to leak into the bloodstream.When we have inflammation in the body ,it can make weight loss harder.A study in 2019 found that C-reactive protein(a keyContinue reading “Inflammation and Weight Gain”

Tai chi for fitness

Tai chi is an internal Chinese Martial art,but it can be practiced by beginners and experienced practitioners for Health and Weight Management.It also has beneficial effects on psychological wellbeing.Tai chi helps to improve your Qi (energy flow) , builds stamina and improves your balance.An article from the Mayo clinic website said”Tai chi is sometimes describedContinue reading “Tai chi for fitness”

Soup to Satiate Your Hunger!

Hearty Healthy Soup Ingredients: 390gr tin of green lentils (drain the can) 390gr tin of chopped tomatoes 2 medium potatoes chopped 1 medium chopped sweet potato 3 stalks(ribs) of celery chopped 3 florets of broccoli Half a teaspoon of turmeric 2 cubes of vegetable stock 3 to 4 teaspoons of mixed herbs Note, if youContinue reading “Soup to Satiate Your Hunger!”

Gut Health and Your Weight

Your Gut bacteria plays an important role in your health.It affects how foods are digested and also produces vitamins including vitamin K. Your Gut bacteria also helps the body fight infection.One study found that obesity was linked to lower Gut bacteria diversity.Other studies have shown that people with a high Fibre Diet are slimmer, whichContinue reading “Gut Health and Your Weight”

Carrot and Ginger Smoothie

This is a favourite of mine especially if you are low in energy and need a boost!Way better than reaching for a coffee and snack!Ginger is a great immune booster and anti -inflammatory!Turmeric is a good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory!The next time you have that 3pm afternoon slump,try reaching for your carrot smoothie and give yourselfContinue reading “Carrot and Ginger Smoothie”

Mindfulness and Eating

Mindfulness begins with the breath. Thich Nhat Hanh says that eating in mindfulness is an important practice .When you are ready to eat he suggests saying “Breathing in,I calm my body.Breathing out I smile”,three times .Although initially it may be hard to reach a state of calm equilibrium ,with practice we will begin to seeContinue reading “Mindfulness and Eating”