Eating Psychology

Advice and information about emotional eating and eating psychology associated with crash dieting, weight loss and a dysfunctional relationship with eating and food.

What January Could Mean For You

What January Could Mean For You

At this time of the year, we’re all often thinking about all of the different things we might like to get done, and that can be something that either excites or terrifies you. But it doesn’t have to be something that means significant change is coming – not unless you want. January is a time for fresh beginnings, yes. However, if you’re already struggling and worrying that you will fail, maybe the case is you’ve not set the right intentions for this month. Instead of trying to be too ambitious, you need to make sure that you enjoy the fresh start, and that it sets the pace for your year ahead. Let’s take a look at what January could mean for you. Relax First of all, you’re just going to want to make sure that you relax. Because trying to put too much stress on you right now is only going to stress you out. But when you choose to take more of a relaxed approach to the month, you’ll be in a better place to be able to get some things done. Laugh Next, remember to laugh and have fun. Even if you’re setting resolutions, you don’t need to be… View Post
How To Kickstart Your Healthy Lifestyle Change (Right Now)

How To Kickstart Your Healthy Lifestyle Change (Right Now)

This time of year, you’re starting to think about what you can do to feel healthier and happier in the next twelve months. There’s nothing like the festive season and all of its indulgence to make you feel ready for a change in the new year. However, sometimes, we wait until January 1st to make the bulk of the changes we want to. Yet, you may find that it’s more natural and much more effective for you to think about doing that right now. Although you may want to enjoy yourself and relax a little over Christmas, you can still work in a bit of damage control at the same time. In short, there’s never a right time to adopt a healthy lifestyle, but there’s never a wrong one either. And so, opting to make a few changes today, and more in the future could be just what need.  But where do you start? When most people are looking to change their lives for the better, that’s where they fall flat. Sometimes, you might think that you have to wait until you feel ready, but that’s never the case. You can start whenever you want – including today. You just… View Post
Helpful Tips For Leading A Balanced and Fulfilling Life

Helpful Tips For Leading A Balanced and Fulfilling Life

Your wellbeing will fluctuate throughout your life, but you do not have to shrug your shoulders and learn to settle for a standard of health which is sub-par. There are always improvements that can be made to your lifestyle. As a result, there are always improvements that can be made to your wellbeing, even if your physical state and your mental state can both be unpredictable, at times. The best way to keep physically and emotionally balanced is to take care of ourselves. Let’s look at some ways in which you could start leading a balanced and fulfilling life. Picture Source Maintain a filling yet nutritious diet. Make sure you maintain a filling yet nutritious diet if you want to lead a balanced and fulfilling life. Fad diets will not benefit your long-term wellbeing. Restricting your eating habits might help you to lose weight quickly, but that’s not necessarily healthy. Instead of directly reducing your overall food consumption, you should lower your consumption of unhealthy, processed foods and increase your intake of healthy foods. You might already have a filling diet; it might just not be as nutritious as possible. To keep your dietary plan balanced, then, you should find ways… View Post
How Life Will Become Sweeter When You Cut Down On Sugar

How Life Will Become Sweeter When You Cut Down On Sugar

Have you ever tried to cut down on sugar? It can be challenging, as not only do you have to stop eating chocolate and other types of candy, but you also have to rule out a whole range of different foods that have a surprisingly high sugar quotient. Oh, and you also have to live without sugar in your cups of tea! So, unless you have the capacity and willpower to do so, we aren’t suggesting you give up on sugar full stop. However, what you can do is follow the previous link for some of the foods you might be able to eliminate from your diet, and you could also think twice when choosing snack items from your local supermarket. Not every snack needs to be coated in chocolate or loaded with sugar. Here are some snack ideas to prove it.  Your life will become sweeter if you do cut down on sugar, and these are the reasons why. #1: You will have fewer cavities A no-brainer, of course, as you should already know sugary items are the biggest causes of tooth decay and painful cavities. Sticky sweets and cakes are the worst, as not only do you harm your teeth with every… View Post
My Experience with the ‘Darkside’ of the HAES Community

My Experience with the ‘Darkside’ of the HAES Community

** I am making a disclaimer front and centre so that there are no noncontextual assessments made of this post. I can’t entirely agree with fat-shaming or body shaming of any kind.  I do not think that any person should be treated poorly because of the package they come in. I believe in recovering wellness from any point in a person’s life – in making the most of the health that each of us is capable of attaining. Most importantly, I don’t think any person’s opinions should be ignored just because of the package they come in. While I agree with many views of the Health At Every Size movement, I disagree with the participants of the movement who have become so insular and unwilling to accept facts over extreme feelings  I am not speaking to every member of the HAES community. This post is about individuals refusing to engage outside of their echo chamber and my experience within the community.** Every ‘journey’ takes its detours, and this one is about one of mine. It was a detour down the rabbit hole that is anti-diet culture and radical body positivity. Let me start at the beginning. My previous blog, BeetsPerMinute,… View Post