An eating habit forms without us even realising it. A habit is defined as, routinely undertaking a task or action on autopilot. These types of decisions may also be referred to as mindless or unconscious. In this post, I reveal three myths about eating habits.
I often hear stories about struggles with overeating, commonly expressed as “I am always hungry”, and “I just don’t know when to stop eating”. A number of different factors influence our natural hunger and satiety mechanisms. In this article, I share 7 ways to control appetite naturally.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a great example of why it is important to know your gut. We can often make excuses for slight changes in our digestive function—bloating, irregular bowl movements or fluctuations in appetite. But if these continue long term, there can be serious health consequences.
This is part 2 in the series of “When should I eat”. Answering, “Why should I eat?” helps you to uncover what drives the way you eat. At some stage in your life you may have lost touch with your natural appetite and satiety signals, or you handed the power of eating for you over to a DIET. Perhaps you have never really considered the value of eating well. On top of these conscious or unconscious choices, we share our lives with others, and have commitments that impact on what, when, why and how we eat.
I am often asked, “How can I trust my food choices when I have ended up here (unwell, overweight and feeling deflated)?” Building trust in your innate ability to choose what you need requires taking a mindful approach to eating and living. Trust your food choices through observation, choice and reflection.
Mindful eating is our second article in our three part series on mindfulness . Mindful eating is a compassionate observation of your eating habits. I mention compassionate because it is a non-judgemental way of getting in touch with your way of eating.
Mindful eating is being aware of what, why and how you are eating. It is the opposite of eating on autopilot. I am often asked if it is possible to become a mindful eater, and my answer is always ,“Yes it is something we can all learn.”