Monthly Archives January 2017

Emotional Eating

Are you an emotional eater? •    Do you eat more when you’re feeling stressed? •    Do you eat when you’re not hungry or when you’re full? •    Do you eat to feel better (to calm and soothe yourself when you’re sad, mad, bored, anxious, etc.)? •    Do you reward yourself with food? •    Do you regularly eat until you’ve stuffed yourself? •    Does food make you feel safe? Do you feel like food is a friend? •    Do you feel powerless or out of control around food? Did you answer yes to any of the questions above?  Then chances are you, at
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Categories: Category 2 and Category 3.

Training and not getting results

What is over-training? Why do we need recovery? And what is ‘fatigue’? Exercise or time spent in the gym is really just a stimulus for change. The stimulus will only ever give you results if you recover between the repeated stimuli. The faster and more efficiently you recover, the sooner you can apply another stimulus.  When someone doesn’t adequately recover, performance and health can suffer. Some people have heard runners describe it as “hitting the wall,” it’s also known as “over-training.” The causes of fatigue fall into 2 categories: 1.    Central Nervous System (neuromuscular fatigue) 2.    Local Muscle (peripheral fatigue)
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Categories: Category 2.

Alcohol and weight loss

So how much are you actually drinking? Many clients over the years tell me they only drink 1-2 glasses of wine a night and they really don’t drink that much. But lets look at people’s true alcohol consumption. Monday – Thursday dinners at home with your spouse, 1-2 glasses of wine (that’s 4-8 glasses, you’re already considerate a moderate drinker). Friday afternoon drink with colleagues at work, then another 2 drinks at home with the better half (that’s 7-11 drinks, pushing to heavy drinker). Saturday night it’s dinner out with friends, you have a spirit on arrival and you share a
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Categories: Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3.