Do you reach for snacks when feeling Unhappy?

Emotional Eating Many of us reach for our comfort foods after an upsetting or stressful day. Yet the term emotional eating is often brought up in a problematic or harmful context. Let’s find out what it is and how it could be impacting you and your weight management journey.  What is emotional eating? Emotional eating refers to changes in what

How Can We Eat Well On A Budget?

We are increasingly led to believe that healthy food is more expensive than unhealthy food and that it is hard to eat well on a budget. Due to the rise in mass-produced cheap processed foods, expensive organic food and so called superfoods, foods that are deemed healthy can often be more expensive compared with unhealthy options which include higher levels

How to navigate Christmas Day Stress-Free

When you think ‘Christmas’ many things might come to mind – Santa, presents, friends, family and food. These are all things that many of us look forward to all year; however, they can all come with an added dose of stress or pressure too when trying to navigate a weight loss journey. In many households, food plays a key role

Your Guide To Christmas!

Here at New You HQ, we’ll be the first to admit that dieting over the Christmas period can be hard. Not only that, it can be emotional with feelings of worry and guilt about what you should be eating and what you shouldn’t. In a bid to keep it real, we know that many of you will be thinking about

Navigating the Party Season!

Party season is well and truly upon us! If you’re trying to stick with your weight loss or maintenance journey, it can feel a little daunting.   Parties this time of year often revolve around a little overindulgence which can feel stressful if you want to enjoy yourself but also stick with your dietary plan. It’s not uncommon to be

Fertility And Weight Loss

Weight can influence our reproductive hormones. Fat, otherwise known as adipose tissue, is an endocrine organ meaning that among other things, it is responsible for the production and release of hormones.  Having large amounts of body fat can change the balance of some of our hormones. Women with a very high BMI have been found to have higher leptin levels,

Soy And It’s Link To Health

What is soy?  The soybean is a legume which is naturally high in protein. It also contains fibre and other vitamins and minerals. Soy milk and tofu are both made from soybeans.  Soybeans and soy products contain naturally occurring plant components called isoflavones or phytoestrogens. These have a similar structure to oestrogen but are not identical. They are able to

Hormones And Weight Loss

Hormones are chemical messengers in our body and they control an array of different processes including metabolism and reproduction.  Sometimes hormonal imbalances can occur in certain circumstances leading to too much or too little of important hormones and in some cases this can lead to weight gain or weight loss.  On the other hand the actual gain or loss of

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