Thoughts Affect Hunger

Thoughts Affect Hunger

Have you ever felt really full after eating a piece of cake?  Do you go back for seconds for the low fat ice cream?  A few weeks ago I moved house.  With all my stuff packed up I spent about 2 weeks eating meals out.  Plus it was a celebration with my friends and I...
5 Foods for Lactation and Baby Development

5 Foods for Lactation and Baby Development

One of the most important things for a mother is feeding your Baby.  Breast milk is complex and scientists are still discovering it’s composition.  It contains proteins, carbs and fats, digestive enzymes, fatty acids and amino acids and more.  Breast milk can...
The 3 Macros and Weight Gain

The 3 Macros and Weight Gain

There are many myths behind how weight gain occurs.  The energy balance that is achieved when maintaining the  body has been often quoted as the first law of thermodynamics.  This is that energy in equals energy out.  But this may need to be refined as it needs to...
Mango Green Smoothie

Mango Green Smoothie

I am qualified to help pregnant and lactating mothers to eat healthy.  As I was coming up with meal plans for my mums, I wanted something quick and easy that they could just slap together in a couple of minutes and have a nutritious meal.  Smoothies are the perfect...
Resting Metabolism Affects Hunger

Resting Metabolism Affects Hunger

Ever wondered why you get hungry?  There are many factors that contribute to the desire to eat.  There is common consensus that fat cells contribute to our appetite and how hungry we are.  It is in turn influenced by our energy expenditure.  However the amount of...
5 Tips to Stop Dieting

5 Tips to Stop Dieting

In my posts I have discussed how difficult it is for the body to lose weight and to keep it off.  Factors like hunger (see post), overeating because of restrictive dieting (see post) and dopamine sensitivity (see post) all cause us to put weight on so that we return...
The Obesity Paradox Exists

The Obesity Paradox Exists

One of the concerns of health professionals has been obesity and the health complications that are associated with it.  An increase in BMI was thought to have effects on diabetes and heart disease.  However recent studies are coming out that dispel these myths.  In a...