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Mindful Eating

What is Mindful Eating? Mindful eating is about being aware of your eating experience – being aware of your food choices, your reasons for eating and knowing when to stop eating. It’s about being conscious of where your food is coming from, where and how it was...

Why do we overeat?

What does it mean to overeat? It means to take in more energy than our bodies need. If we are consistently taking in more food than our bodies are using, the extra weight gets stored as fat. This takes us back to our energy equation: energy in (food) > energy out...

Listen to Your Body

The essence of mindful eating is to help you to listen to your body. Your body wants to be healthy. It wants to stay strong and balanced. One of the first ways you can start listening to your body is to become aware of your physical hunger. What does this feel like to...

Don’t Judge Your Food

When you have been dieting for many years, you’ve probably got into the habit of judging your food. Each diet will have different foods that it advocates and others that it prohibits – protein is good, carbs are bad; cooked food is bad, raw food is healthy; meat...

Overcoming Emotional Eating

What is emotional eating? I’m sure we’ve all experienced this more than once. When you reach for a sweet when you’re anxious about a deadline you’re supposed to be working on, when you eat a large bag of crisps after dinner because you’re lonely or when you eat a...