Author: Susan Simons
I’ve been amazed at how many people over the years have told me they aren’t really ever hungry. But when you think about it, perhaps it’s not so surprising. We have access to food pretty much 24/7 and there is little risk that it is going to run out. This is a relatively new situation for the human race and one that we are not collectively coping with terribly well.
If you never truly feel hungry you are most likely overeating or at the very least you are not responding to your body’s cues to eat, but when society norms tell you to – does 1 o’clock mean lunchtime regardless of how hungry you are? Does 3pm signal a cuppa with a biscuit or some other sweet treat for afternoon tea?
Feeling hungry is a good thing though. In fact, I would even go so far as to say it’s essential for optimal health and wellbeing. Here’s why.Read more...
Is the 5:2 Diet Worth Trying?
Dr Joanna McMillan
The practice of fasting for health or spiritual reasons is as old as the hills. Pretty much every religion and many Eastern philosophies, have forms of fasting. Typically fasting is promoted as a means of discipline, reducing gluttony and for focusing the mind.
More recently fasting has been promoted as a means to weight loss. The 5:2 diet, made famous by Dr Michael Mosley of BBC Horizon fame, has been one of the most popular diets of the last year and looks set to remain so throughout 2018.Read more...