It is not just what is being consumed but in what quantities, how it is being done, when it takes place, its frequency, in what combinations it is being consumed and what mood one is in at the time.
2 in 4 people – that’s 31.15 million in the UK are overweight. Half of these are clinically obese and most of these people are fast overeaters of processed or refined foods.
Research by Mintel has shown that 25% of people in the UK are on a diet of some sort most of the time – that’s 15.8 million people.
It is compelling to think that millions of people are maladaptive in their behaviour around food and drink, who rarely eat fresh fruit and vegetables and who rely on microwave meals and processed foods for much of their nutrition.
An interesting perspective, don’t you think, of the way, most people in the UK behave around the third most important element they need to survive, next to air and water – their food.
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Once you have put weight on, it can be the most difficult thing to lose and restore yourself permanently to an acceptable weight for your height.…..
An ancient method of healing and easing congestion, fasting is simply the absence of solid foods for a period that suits you.
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Losing weight looks easy in principle but its really difficult in practice.
Could one reason be a lack of discipline? Or are we no longer concerned about the consequences of being overweight?
The next diet craze?
Its simple enough.
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So many people are put off by the word FASTING.
It holds various negative connotations for many, which is a pity, as this simple act of denying yourself food for a short peiod of time, can be hugely beneficial.
Everybody has fasted at some point in their lives, with perhaps the first time being when you simply felt too ill to eat- maybe as a child - and couldn't face food for a few days, whilst consuming liquids. of course.
At that point your stomach was free from having to digest solids.
And that, simply, is the nearest definition of fasting you can find.