Add a jar of black olives, sundried tomatoes & capers to your shopping list – and you have all you need in your cupboards to create the basis of a really tasty, satisfying snack. Even better, the rest of the family quite like it – and everyone who has tasted it has really enjoyed it. A winner!
Now don’t get me wrong – I wasn’t drinking THAT much – I have always had rules about not drinking on a “school” night – and often didn’t drink in the house, but a night out would definitely have me over the new safe driving limit the next morning.
What is understood by endocrinologists is that there is no single hormonal factor in obesity – many of the hormones listed above are inter-linked and influenced not just by what we eat, but also our age, how we are sleeping and our stress levels.
There is loads of science backing up that exercise is good for you – so why aren’t we all doing it? There will be different answers for us all – and I needed to find a way of keeping myself active.
This book really explained the influences – and suggested a multi-pronged attack to tackle weight loss. Remove sugar to alleviate insulin insensitivity and allow your body to hear the hunger & satiety hormones at work & use relaxation techniques & exercise to reduce the stress hormone cortisol which in turn reduces cravings and helps with insulin control. Reverse the vicious cycle and let your body work for you rather than against you. An epiphany!
Here I am sitting on a sofa in my dads office, next to my mum, writing a blog post… My Mum going sugar free didn’t really effect me a first
Self denial has never been one of my strengths. Hence the 17 stone weigh in when pregnant with my first born….only 6lb 8oz of it was him.