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New Year’s resolutions and healthy eating


Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? I hope they are ones that are creative and inspiring and that you are pursuing your dreams. If you have losing weight on your list – please take it off now! Diets are often the trigger for eating disorders, and can result in weight gain, not weight loss. Instead take a healthy approach to eating. Here are some guidelines from my book FEAST OR FAMINE:

  • Don’t diet, but instead tune into your body.

  • Eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full.

  • Avoid labelling food as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Food is not a moral issue. Consider instead ‘sometimes’ and ‘everyday’ foods instead.

  • Exercise in an enjoyable, sustainable way. Do this and you are likely to avoid eating issues and maintain a natural weight that suits you. You may also have the added benefit of improving your health. Numerous studies have shown that people who eat a balanced diet and do a moderate amount of exercise can make significant changes to their overall health.

Is this advice that is down to earth, healthy and achievable? You bet!

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