Intuitive Eating

Weight Management – if I’m not prescribing diets, what am I doing?

28th July 2020 / Laura Clark

Intuitive Eating, Mindful eating, Weight loss and body composition, anti diet, diet binge cycle, how to break free from dieting, non diet approach
In the past, I’ve delivered weight management services which had weight loss at the heart. I’ve worked alongside other healthcare professionals in specialist NHS services, to support people on a journey to better health through weight loss. It has never been simply about offering dietary advice; we have to look at the interplay between the

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More than a calorie

12th May 2020 / Emma Townsin

Food Science, Intuitive Eating
There’s a whole lot of activity going on behind the scenes within our bodies. Iron carries oxygen through our bloodstream, potassium maintains salt balance in our cells, phosphate turns molecules into energy, calcium moves our muscles while magnesium keeps our hearts beating. Meanwhile, the organs and tissues these compounds are supplying are built from protein,

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Make peace with food- The first 3 steps

26th February 2020 / Emma Townsin

Intuitive Eating
How would you describe your relationship with food? Relaxed, enjoyable and Flexible? Or does it feel more like stress, shame and guilt? If it feels like the latter, it may be time to explore what’s really going on. A poor relationship with food can affect many aspects of your life from your social life and

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Next time you have a craving- try this!

12th November 2019 / Emma Townsin

Intuitive Eating
You’re not broken. Your cravings, no matter how overwhelming, are a biological reaction to cope. Tuning in and listening to what your body is trying to tell you in this moment will make a big difference. The out-of-control feeling around cravings is related to an acute stress response called the flight or fight response. This

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Dieting is making your food cravings worse

9th November 2019 / Emma Townsin

Intuitive Eating
Cravings give food power over us. Isn’t it strange that a cookie can cause such emotional distress. I mean, it’s just a cookie! In actual fact, it’s not about the cookie at all! Dieting aims to limit the amount you eat, but how often do you find yourself gorging on the exact foods you are

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Is your weight really the problem?

2nd October 2019 / Emma Townsin

Intuitive Eating
Weight Stigma Awareness Week Sep 23-27 We live in a world where ‘fat’ has become a dirty word. We are surrounded by messages every day, both explicit and subliminal, that emphasise a thin body being more worthy than a larger body. This begins in childhood where we are thrown into a world of weight watchers,

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How dieting impacts your productivity

2nd October 2019 / Emma Townsin

Intuitive Eating
Focus, concentration and a cluttered mind affect our productivity. Your diet could be to blame. Dieting is a focus on external rules to control our food intake, our activity or our body size. We are not born with a set of societal rules telling us how to eat, or what body shape to desire. These

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Why weight? 10 health promoting factors you can actually change

23rd September 2019 / Emma Townsin

Intuitive Eating
Do you feel surrounded by messages telling you to lose weight? That your happiness, healthiness and self-worth are attributed to your body size? Have you ever wondered why obtaining health is glorified as weight loss and how useful it is to strive to shed your body of kilograms? It is not true that being a

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Is mindful eating a healthier approach than dieting?

16th January 2019 / Emma Townsin

Intuitive Eating
We know, for the majority of us, ,dieting simply does not work,. Food restrictions may, in the short-term, lead to weight loss. However, the restrictive nature of dieting often causes long term harm. Ignoring our body’s internal eating cues leads to cravings, while labeling foods as “good” and “bad” can cause feelings of guilt and

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