You could restrict calories in – this usually means we prioritise the not so healthy foods (because they taste good) over the healthy ones. Controlling your food intake for the rest of the day after eating a blueberry muffin and latte at breakfast will result in hunger, low mood, lack of energy, and not enough nutrients for the body to function effectively. Having a couple of digestive biscuits mid morning, but then only eating an apple at lunch to stay within the calorie boundaries means we end up cold, irritable and probably over eating later in the afternoon! Dieting is one of restriction and lack, and it puts us into the mind-set that managing weight is hard and unenjoyable.
Increasing calories out however usually results in excessive exercise that puts a huge stress on the body. When the body is under stress it releases a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol will block the use of fat for fuel, and any extra calories we do eat will quickly be stored as fat. So if you have ever increased your exercise in order to manage weight better, but it has made no difference to your weight, then it is likely you are over exercising or doing the wrong type of exercise and the body is in a state of stress.
So as we come to that time of year where new years resolutions take over and for the month of January everyone goes a bit nutty let me give you some top tips to manage your weight without stress and restriction in 2021.
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In the meantime have a lovely Christmas and if I can help you at all on your new years wellbeing quest don't hesitate to get in touch!
The pressure on the liver in 21st Century life is huge. The liver is the general of the bodies army. It has a role to play in over 500 different functions. It metabolises fats for energy, detoxifies chemicals we are exposed to daily and produces the raw materials for effective hormone balance. An over loaded liver can result in low mood, bags under the eyes, itchy skin and most importantly poor sleep.
If sleep is poor, and mood is low it is easy to get into a cycle of reaching for ‘comfort foods’. This cycle of comfort is causing the liver to be under constant and increasing pressure. No amount of moisturising cream to the skin, sleep spray on the pillow, or concealer under the eyes will make a difference if the liver is not working efficiently.
If the liver is constantly detoxing the chemicals, hormones will never be effectively balanced, weight will be increasingly stubborn, and sleep will be an ongoing issue. Bags under the eyes, low mood and itchy skin are just the tip of the iceberg if the liver is struggling.
So loving your liver becomes paramount if you want to solve any one of these problems outlined above. Some simple tips include drinking half a lemon squeezed into warm water first thing in the morning before consuming anything else, and also making sure you have green food with every meal.
My Wonderful and Well mini detox programme will start again on Monday the 4th January. Run through a whatsapp group with daily challenges and actions, everyone keeps each other accountable and works together to improve their long term health – both physical and mental.
I have decided to do a black Friday deal on the programme. The normal cost of the programme is £97, and that includes two gentle detox supplements, along with full accountability and guidance to help you get the best result possible. For the full 21 days of this mini detox you will be alcohol and sugar free and all food is cooked from scratch. For Black Friday you can take a further £20 off the price. Remember this detox doesn’t start until January 4th 2021, so it could be the ideal Christmas present to yourself!
The programme will help you sleep better, reduce bloating, balance hormones and improve your mood and energy levels. Why not go into Christmas this year knowing that your health is on track once we get into 2021. You can book onto the Wonderful and Well programme by clicking HERE.
Look forward to seeing you soon!
Has been in the wellbeing industry for 18 years and is passionate about helping people understand how simple getting healthy really is.