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.

5 Tips for Improving Slow Digestion

5 Tips for Improving Slow Digestion

Our bodies are complex organisms with intricate systems and functions. When we don’t treat them well or provide the nutrients or vitamins they need, our bodies begin to develop discomfort and possible issues that may eventually require medical intervention. Slow digestion is one of the main health problems many people struggle with daily. Diets packed with processed foods and sugar lead most people to experience sluggishness, bloating, or even nausea and constipation as a result.  It’s quite common as well, affecting an estimated 74% of Americans who live with digestive issues. Few talk to their doctor about their symptoms, and many go without treatment. Read on for 5 tips for improving slow digestion. Symptoms of Slow Digestion There are several signs that your digestion may be slow, and some may not be uncomfortable — or even noticeable — unless you’re paying attention. For example: Stomach pain or discomfort. Bloating, gas, cramps, and constipation could be signs that your digestion is slow, and your gut health could be improved. Symptoms like these could indicate that your body may be having difficulty processing food and eliminating waste and toxins. Unintentional changes in weight. If you haven’t made changes to your diet or exercise routine, and yet you find… View Post
Three Tips for Healthier Eating

Three Tips for Healthier Eating

Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, as the junk food items we regularly enjoy strike out when it comes to providing vital nutrients and the healthier eating our bodies need. Addiction can set in, health issues can arise, and we might one day regret our dependency on those foods that we’ve grown to rely on so much.  So, there’s no way around it – junk foods can be enjoyable to eat. From sugary cakes to the occasional takeaway, we can gain much satisfaction from the foods that manipulate our tastebuds.  To ensure a healthier life, you do need to cut back on processed, nutrient sparse foods, especially if you have already struggled with mental or physical health-related problems associated with food, such as emotional eating.   Check out these three tips for healthier eating #1: START YOUR DAY THE RIGHT WAY If you eat a nutritious breakfast in the morning, some studies suggest you will be less likely to fall hungry later in the day, and less likely to face the temptation to snack on anything that isn’t good for you. Eating around 15g of protein is the best way to stave off pre-lunch hunger and stabilise blood… View Post
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