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Why we eat too much

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Zendaya2021 March

Hi everyone. I am currently reading a book by Dr Andrew Jenkinson entitled Why We Eat Too Much. It is so interesting and really explains how eating and obesity relates to our hormone balance and the effects processed food and refined carbohydrates / sugar has on this. Interestingly it also discusses the role essential fats omega 3 and omega 6 have on weight gain. This particularly relates to processed food. Thought I would share as it is definitely worth a read x

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Bear7892 stone

I'm avoiding sugar, sweetener and refined carbs and having a fish oil capsule every day and it's working well for me. I definitely don't feel as hungry as before.

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Zendaya2021 March in reply to Bear789

That's good to hear. It certainly seems to way to go. I have been calorie counting but struggle with feeling hungry. I will move over to this way of eating. Thanks for your reply.

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Bear7892 stone in reply to Zendaya

Give it a week without sugar and sweetener and then see how you are feeling. I had a very sweet tooth and was having far too much sugar in thing's like biscuits or chocolate. If I need a snack now I have nuts or small portion of cheese and biscuits like a babybell and two oat cakes.

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Jlove462021 April in reply to Bear789

Thank u love! Will try ur method 🙂🙂

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Jlove462021 April in reply to Bear789

Fish oil helps curb ur appetite?

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Imnotright2021 April in reply to Jlove46

I take fish oil but have not found where it curbs my appetite at all. It has helped my cholesterol somewhat.

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Imnotright

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Jlove46

I suspect it's the reduction of sugar and refined carbs that's had the most significant effect on appetite, but you may find this interesting healthline.com/nutrition/om...

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BridgeGirlAdministrator

Hi Zendaya :) Have a look at the Daily Diary and you'll find a lot of members eating that way and enjoying it.

You might find this introductory guide by TheAwfulToad useful file:///C:/Users/user-1/Downloads/slim_book%20v3%20(3).pdf

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morelessAdministrator in reply to BridgeGirl

We seem to be having a problem with links today, so here's the link to TheAwfulToad's post, Zendaya healthunlocked.com/lchf-die...

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to moreless

Thank you, I didn't spot that the link failed :)

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Zendaya2021 March in reply to BridgeGirl

Thanks will check it out 👍

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Zendaya

You're welcome :) There are plenty of entries on today's Diary: tomorrow's will open around 4

Hi Zendaya, sounds like a good book! I'll add that one to my list to read :-) I'm doing the same as Bear789 above - have cut out processed food, sugar, refined carbs, increased healthy fats. Wonderful to be released from the endless constant thinking about food and hunger. Hope it works well for you too.

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Zendaya2021 March in reply to Cosmo501

Thanks! 👍

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YoYo801 stone

For me, food has always been a comfort thing. I know it’s numbing effect is only temporary and then the guilt kicks in. I’ve been on a healthy eating plan before, lost a lot of weight and maintained for a few years but then gained it back when I struggled with emotional upheaval. I’m finding a mix of counselling to find healthier coping mechanisms & eating nutrient dense whole foods is really working - the healthy eating not only keeps me feeling full but boosts my mood. I still struggle with chocolate cravings but I know it’s a lifetime habit I’m trying to break. I don’t add sugars to my food or drinks but do eat delicious fruit and have a planned chocolate snack each weekend - a treat sized bar which I walk to the shop to buy so I don’t have it in the house. My ideal would be to feel OK around all food, eat nutritional tasty home cooked food the majority of the time but have the occasional treat without guilt.

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Zendaya2021 March in reply to YoYo80

Yes there are so many aspects around why we eat and makes the choices we do. At least by recognising this we are able to understand and take action. Thanks for your reply. The support on here from everyone is amazing 😀

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Jlove462021 April

Much obliged love for sharing🙂

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Jlove462021 April

Sugar is my down fall, I simply can't seem to let it go, especially if I'm having my coffee 🤦 at times I feel for something sweet...

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Jlove46

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Jlove462021 April in reply to TheTabbyCat

Thank u 🙂

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