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Navigating Healthy Eating Without Falling Into Diet Culture Traps
Navigating Healthy Eating Without Falling Into Diet Culture Traps
Discover the transformative power of embracing flexibility in nutrition for improved health, weight management, and overall well-being. Explore how adopting a personalized dietary approach can empower you to make informed choices aligned with your unique goals and preferences. Say goodbye to rigid diet rules and embrace a sustainable, science-based approach to eating that honors the diverse contexts in which food choices are made. Learn to navigate dietary challenges with confidence, fostering a healthy relationship with food and promoting long-term health and vitality.
Navigating Calorie Counting: Key Considerations to Determine if It's Your Ideal Approach
Navigating Calorie Counting: Key Considerations to Determine if It's Your Ideal Approach

Embracing the practice of calorie counting can seem like the perfect solution for weight management, especially when there are specific health concerns involved, such as PCOS, insulin resistance, or fertility issues. However, it's crucial to approach it with caution. Calorie counting can become addictive, leading to anxiety and obsession around food. To break free from the calorie counting cycle, focus on meeting your nutritional needs, opting for whole foods, and gradually reducing reliance on calorie counting. By challenging the habit and embracing mindful eating, you can regain control over your relationship with food.

Breaking Down Emotional Overeating vs. Binge Eating: Understanding the Risks and Differences
Breaking Down Emotional Overeating vs. Binge Eating: Understanding the Risks and Differences
Emotional eating is when we turn to food as a way to feel better during difficult times. Relying too much on emotional eating can turn into a sneaky addiction, wreaking havoc on our self-esteem, health, and emotions. Binge eating is when we eat a lot of food in a short period, often feeling ashamed afterward. Getting help early is vital because emotional eating and binge eating can lead to various health problems. And remember, it’s important to address these issues before focusing on sustainable weight loss goals.
Finding Balance in Healthy Eating: The Dangers of Obsessive 'Clean Eating’
Finding Balance in Healthy Eating: The Dangers of Obsessive 'Clean Eating’

Some women feel bad if they don't eat what they think is "pure", "clean", or "healthy" food. This can lead to a problem called Orthorexia, where someone becomes obsessed with eating perfectly. Eating too "clean" can also cause health problems like not getting enough nutrients, hormone imbalances, feeling anxious, having trouble digesting food, and feeling left out of social situations. Eating healthily means finding a balance and sticking to basic nutrition guidelines while also being flexible.

What is PCOS and How Can You Manage its Symptoms and Risks?
What is PCOS and How Can You Manage its Symptoms and Risks?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that can go unnoticed, but its main features include irregular periods, hyperandrogenism, and enlarged ovaries. It can lead to other symptoms, health issues related to heart and metabolism, but making small and sustainable changes to nutrition and lifestyle can help manage the symptoms and long-term risks.
6 Steps to Boost Your Health & Metabolism in Your 30s and Beyond
6 Steps to Boost Your Health & Metabolism in Your 30s and Beyond
Women in their thirties often seek sustainable approaches to health, moving away from fad-diets. With information overload, it's challenging to know where to start. But fear not! Small, realistic lifestyle changes can greatly impact overall health and metabolism. Discover simple and effective strategies to incorporate into your daily routine for improved well-being and a boost to your metabolism, which can lead to better health and gradual loss of excess weight.
Broken metabolism, appetite hormones and how to avoid weight gain
Broken metabolism, appetite hormones and how to avoid weight gain
If you're struggling to lose weight for PCOS, fertility or other health reasons, you're not alone. Many women face a frustrating cycle of diets and regimens with temporary results. Understand the impact of diet and lifestyle on metabolism and hormonal changes. Discover why weight loss can lead to increased hunger and decreased fullness signals. Don't blame yourself—learn practical tips to find harmony with your body and prevent weight regain.
The IBS cycle: periods and IBS
The IBS cycle: periods and IBS
If you have IBS, it's important to know about triggers that are not well-known and how your gut is affected by sex hormones. Oestrogen and progesterone can slow down the movement of your bowels by reducing contractions. If you have diarrhoea, you might feel better during the second half of your menstrual cycle. But if you have constipation, this time could make you feel worse. Remember, there's no single solution for everyone, but this article provides five useful tips to manage your gut symptoms when your menstrual cycle affects you.
Binge Eating and PCOS
Binge Eating and PCOS
Excess fat worsens PCOS and fertility issues, but weight loss advice can be challenging for those with binge eating. PCOS increases the risk of eating disorders, with 40% experiencing binge eating. Combining PCOS and binge eating creates a unique challenge. Guidelines suggest addressing binge eating before weight loss attempts. Traditional diets may aggravate hormone imbalance and PCOS symptoms. Read on for 3 considerations for PCOS and binge eating.
The Link Between Women’s Hormones & IBS
The Link Between Women’s Hormones & IBS
Sex hormones like oestrogen and progesterone affect gut movement. They can slow down bowel movement, making it sluggish. Oestrogen rises before ovulation and drops afterward, while both oestrogen and progesterone rise during the luteal phase and drop before your period. If you have IBS, the second part of your cycle may be more comfortable for diarrhea, but constipation may be worse. These hormones also impact pain sensitivity. Low levels or rapid decreases can make the gut more sensitive to pain. Understanding this can help manage symptoms through dietary changes, breath-work, sleep, and gentle movement during the trickier parts of your menstrual cycle.
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day
To celebrate this day I share my thoughts on.Sexual Objectification Theory.
Unlocking the Joy of Exercise: Discovering the Perfect Fit for Your Optimal Health
Unlocking the Joy of Exercise: Discovering the Perfect Fit for Your Optimal Health
Exercise is crucial for overall health, benefiting hormone health, PCOS, heart disease, diabetes, fertility, bone health, mental well-being, and gut health. The key is to find exercises you enjoy. Pleasure in physical activities is vital for long-term adherence. Instead of focusing on frequency and duration, prioritise activities that make you feel good. Try walking, jogging/running, cycling, swimming, strength training, yoga, Pilates, HIIT, dance fitness, or hiking. Find what brings you joy and makes you feel energised. Enjoy exercise for a healthier you!