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Having recently gone into ockdown conditions for the second time, the majority of our day is spent at home. This situations however can increase our weight, due both to increased food consumption, as well as reduced physical activity. On the other hand, using proper management, staying at home can help us better organise our meals,…
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What is the significance of dinner as a meal?

Consuming food at evening time is often accused for weight gain, especially in people actively trying to lose weight. However, the single most important factor in body weight change is the overall quantity of food consumed over the course of the day. Ideally, recommended practice includes the consumption of 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner),…
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Food and the sense of repletion/satiation

Both our appetite and the sense of repletion in our body are controlled by a mechanism regulated by various neuroendocrin factors. The receptors located in our stomach detech the amount and type of food, thus regulating the sense of hunger/ appettite we feel. Various studies have looked into the different effect that carbohydrates, protein and…
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Emotional eating: how can we minimize it?

Food consumption is often associated with our emotional state. “Emotional eating” or “stress eating” as it has been called, usually presents itself as an intense desire to consume food, that people turn to when experiencing intense psychological situations, in order to relieve their tension. Most common issues that seem to be linked to emotional eating…
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How to get our child to acquire healthy eating habits?

Nutrition is perhaps the single most important factor that affects their healthy growth and development. Malnutrition in children is rather common, usually caused primarily by increased consumption of foods rich in calories, sugar and fat. Luckily, modern-day parents are more well informed regarding nutrition and continuously seek ways to introduce healthy items to their children’s…
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Cognitive behavioral therapy model: what role it plays in controlling our weight

Increased body weight seems to be an issue for a lot of people these days. The association of excess body weight with the occurrence of various diseases, makes its weight control/ reduction of the utmost importance. Weight loss is a complex process. The treatment of overeating and weight gain is more effective when, along with…
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Fasting diet: the trend that turned into an obsession, what is it really all about though?

The fasting diet, also known as IF – Intermittent fasting or ΙΕR – Intermittent energy restriction is a nutritional model based on the restriction of energy intake by alternating periods of reduced calorie consumption and/or fasting with days of free eating. It is currently one of the more popular dietary trends. The intermittent diet regimen…
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