Weight and Metabolism

Healthy eating guidelines tell us that we need to limit processed foods because they are usually high in calories, fat, or sugar, and are nutritionally poor, but what exactly is processed food? And are all processed foods bad for you?

Calories in, calories out. The diet industry is based upon this simple idea and currently, it defines the weight-loss strategy for hundreds of millions of people across the world. We are bombarded by advertisements, sport and health trainers, weight loss calculators, and calorie counting apps telling us to use this "science" as a way to improve our...

Emotional eating has been defined as eating in response to a range of negative emotions, such as anxiety, depression, anger, and loneliness but it can also be a response to positive emotions too, like happiness or excitement. This way, food is believed to be a way to fill a void and create a false feeling of "fullness"...

Eating when you're hungry and stop when you're full could sound like a natural and simple task, however, for many people, it is not. Intuitive eating is an evidence-based eating technique that promotes a healthy attitude toward food and body image. To eat intuitively, you need to trust your body and your hunger cues and relearn how...

A food craving is an intense desire for a specific food caused by the regions of the brain that are responsible for memory, pleasure, and reward. Changes or an imbalance of hormones are common causes of food cravings. Emotions may also be involved in producing a food craving, especially if a person eats for comfort. However, it is...

When you don't get the energy that your body needs to run properly your body can start slowing your metabolism to restore energy balance and stop you from losing any more weight. This is called, metabolic adaptation or "starvation mode", and occurs when our body has the need to preserve energy due to a lack of food.