Week 6 How to Change your Eating in 8 weeks

Remind us, and yourselves, of your hopes and goals
How have you been getting on? What have been your challenges and successes, and would you like to share them with us?
Do you have any questions- write to me at joannemccormack@nhs.net
Have you heard of mindful eating? It can help you develop a better relationship with your food.
I will be doing a mindfulness exercise tonight to give you a taster.
Mindfulness books can be very useful so here are two to think about- Mindfull-ness by Elaine Hillides and Mindfulness- a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams & Danny Penman.
Stress increases cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline, which make it harder for some people to eat healthily, so it makes sense to reduce your stress via mindfulness or other methods like yoga, which we will be trying next week.
How can you eat bread on the low carb diet? Here is a recipe to try.
We will have some ‘Non bread” tonight from the Real Food Cookbook by Ellen Picton and Zoe Harcombe. It is great with curries!
Exercise- what’s gone well and what not so well?
Using your blood glucose meter- tonight we will be doing a demonstration. Look up your meter on YouTube for a demonstration of your particular meter.
Do check your readings 1 to 1 and a half hours after your meals and 1 hour after any deviation from the low carb plan. Do not judge yourself, but accept that you are human and cannot be perfect 🙂 Learn what happens when you eat what your body cannot tolerate. Learn what happens when you eat your favourite meals.Take note of the readings so you have a record. You will see how they vary according to how much sleep you have and how much exercise you get, as well as what you eat.