Emotional Eating

woman eating a pumpkin pie

Emotional eating isn’t about hunger. It’s about comfort, relieving stress, fighting boredom, loneliness and rewarding ourselves. If you struggle with emotional eating chances are you’ve been in overdrive since the pandemic. Emotional eating is a coping mechanism to survive life circumstances. Unfortunately, it doesn’t fix our problems, it exacerbates them.

Emotional eating leads to overeating, overeating leads to weight gain, weight gain leads to obesity and obesity leads to health complications. To combat emotional eating we must identify emotional hunger vs. physical hunger.

Emotional hunger comes on suddenlyPhysical hunger comes on gradually
Emotional hunger feels like it needs to be satisfied instantlyPhysical hunger can wait
Emotional hunger craves specific comfort foodsPhysical hunger is open to options—lots of things sound good
Emotional hunger isn’t satisfied with a full stomachPhysical hunger stops when you’re full
Emotional eating triggers feelings of guilt, powerlessness, and shameEating to satisfy physical hunger doesn’t make you feel bad about yourself

The next time you reach for food, ask yourself, is it Emotional or Physical?

Keep It Fit,

Lynee

Functional Fitness

Functional Fitness  is training the body for real-life movements or activities of daily living (ADL’s). Reaching, squatting, pulling, and lifting are made easier when functional fitness is integrated into your exercise routine.

Benefits of Functional Fitness:

Strength — Building and maintaining muscle strength and function.

Flexibility — Keeping joints and muscles supple and moving with ease.

Endurance — Sustaining movement that improves cardiovascular health and performance.

Balance — Staying secure and strong on your feet to prevent falls.

Keep It Fit,

Lynee

Sugar: The Bare Facts

If too much of a good thing is a bad thing, then sugar should be on the top of the list. An excessive sweet tooth can have a negative affect on the body and our emotions.

Below are a few facts about sugar:

1. Unstable blood sugar can contribute to mood swings, fatigue, and headaches. ( Also, known as sugar rush and crash.)

2. Sugar increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other health issues.

3. Immune function can be affected by sugar.

4. Sugar can accelerate aging.

5. Sugar causes tooth decay and loss.

6. Sugar can cause gum disease, which can lead to heart disease.

Begin to monitor your sugar intake and make adjustments by cutting back or eliminating sugar from your diet. You will feel and see a difference!

Keep It Fit,

Lynee

Toning vs. Bulking

Toning and Bulking are different physical goals when you’re working out. Do you want your body to be toned and tight? Or do you want to increase muscle size and be tight and sculpted?

Toning is reducing the appearance of body fat by tightening up the muscles and giving them shape. The formula for toning is lifting lighter weights and more repetitions per set.

Bulking is to increase muscle mass and make the muscles bigger. The formula for bulking  is lifting heavier weights and less repetitions per set.

If you haven’t returned to the gym and don’t have heavy weights at home –you’re toning. If you want to see results remember the formula!

Keep It Fit,

Lynee

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