The secret to exercising without thinking is to create habits. Once you're in a habit, you do it automatically. But creating the habit can be a bit of a challenge. Here are some tips to help you create an exercise habit that you'll love.
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Your brain and body are giving you different hunger signals. How you respond to it is important in building healthy habits that lead to a long and healthy life. A lot of times, eating is not the answer.
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Hello and welcome to Fit and Fabulous with me, Dr Orlena. Welcome to another week of total lockdown. I hope you are doing well wherever you are today.
I want to talk about hunger. We'll explore some ideas surrounding hunger. I hope that I can help you shift the way that you think about hunger.
I see quite a few people who say to me, “I only eat when I'm hungry yet I'm still putting on weight.” "I'm not losing weight." "I'm plateau-ing with my weight."
Many of us are now at home with our kids all day. Suddenly I find myself responsible for my children's education. And I have no clue how to homeschool!
In this episode Dr Orlena chats to Karyn Tripp, an experienced homeschooler. Karyn shares her experience to help us enjoy this time and make sure our kids continue to learn.
Check out the website: Teach Beside Me
Karyn's podcast is ""Called to Homeschool".
Dr Orlena is a health coach. She helps busy mums go from "I can't lose weight" to feeling fit and fabulous. Find out more about her here.
I have to confess, I don't normally do podcasts about crafting. But these are extraordinary times. So many of us have our kids at home 24/7. My kids are definitely getting more screen time than normal but I also want them to do different things. Such as crafting and nurturing their creative sides.
I'm thrilled to welcome Maggy from Red Ted Art to talk to us about how to help our kids enjoy crafts and for it to be easy on us parents!
We've been in lock down since last Friday. Today I want to share some tips and thoughts to help you if you're facing lock down with kids. It's not as bad as it sounds, I promise you!
Last week was a strange week here in Spain. On Wednesday we were told all interschool activities would be cancelled. On Thursday they announce that schools here in Catalunya would be closed the following day.
Friday was our first day of no school but we were allowed out to do other things. I went to my Tai Chi class.
On Saturday the central Spanish government announced a state of emergency. We're no longer allowed out of our houses except to walk dogs, buy foods and for emergencies.
(On a side note, I don't understand why people have the idea that dogs need walking more than humans!)
It's a big difference in our lives. We're not used to having 4 kids stuck at home. And the kids aren't used to having to do homework and live in a confined...
It's a jungle out there if you want to start reading about healthy eating and living. Today I'm sharing my favourite healthy eating and living resources.
I've included affiliate links to help you find the resources. Links go to amazon.com.
1. Dr Michael Mosley.
Dr Mosley has written loads of books including "the Fast Diet", The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet", "The Clever Guts Diet".
I love that he writes in an interesting way. He presents both sides of a controversial area.
A great place to start reading about nutrition.
I also love his "Clever Guts Recipe book".
2. The Diet Myth by Prof Tim Spector.
Another interesting and well-written book. Dis-spells a lot of those "myths" and controversy about nutrition.
3. The Obesity Code by Dr Jason Fung
Explains how carbohydrates and insulin are big contributors to weight gain. A great read if you're interested in knowing more than the basics.
4. Eat Fat Get Thin by Dr Mark Hyman
An in depth look at fat...
Dr Sally Norton a consultant surgeon and weight loss expert. She explains why women put on weight during the menopause and how to lose weight in a sustainable way.
It’s quite a controversial issue. There’s no good medical evidence that shows that menopause causes weight gain. There are some studies that say women don’t put on weight during the menopause.
But the reality is that many people do put on fat and weight at about the same time as they go through the menopause.
The drop in oestrogen at the time of menopause causes an increase of fat mass. At the same time, bone and muscle mass can decrease. So it’s easy to see why medically we don’t “gain weight”. We gain fat, and lose bone and muscle mass which can result in being the same weight.
The change in fat distribution is a problem. We don’t want more weight around our middle!...
Hands up who has cravings? Those all encompassing thoughts that consume you until you go out of your way to please them.
Cravings can be smaller, such as not starting work until you’ve had a coffee.
Or larger. When you drive half way across town to find a specific food.
Either way, cravings are addictions. Our brains are addicted to the dopamine rush we get when we satisfy the craving.
For me, caffeine is my weakness. My brain is addicted to the rush of caffeine I get when I drink my daily coffee.
Our brains love efficiency and create habits so we don’t have to think. We do things on autopilot. This autopilot is another way of describing habits. Habits are things we do without having to think about it. Such as brushing our teeth, driving to work, drinking coffee.
Habits are driven by a neurotransmitter called dopamine. That’s the “reward” we get. Dopamine makes us feel good. Dopamine is great...