The pursuit of true and lasting friendships can be very challenging. A large number of species have the tendency to form social groups and establish themselves favourably. Similarly, we humans seek the companionship of like-minded individuals who can provide us with a sense of security and belonging. Whilst the evolutionary advantages of groups are undeniable,…

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Ever feel a strong craving for chocolate just when you’ve had a fight with your partner, have an exam coming up or are facing some other stressor? We have all been there! Emotional eating is a way of dealing with emotions by turning to food for comfort. The problems come if this emotional eating remains…

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You might expect a weight loss blog to only write about food and exercise. However, sleep deprivation has been linked to obesity and Type-2 Diabetes as well as a range of cardiovascular diseases. Sufficient, good quality sleep is an important part of your weight loss regime. Your diet is not only important in terms of…

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Body image is how you view yourself based upon what you see in the mirror, how you feel about yourself and how other people react to you. If you have a negative body image you have an unrealistic view of yourself; you believe that only other people are attractive and you are not. You end…

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There have been a number of studies to indicate that obesity could be catching; at least in a social way. A Harvard lecturer back in 2007 suggested the theory of ‘social contagion’ outweighing the influence of our own willpower. Not only obesity but happiness, smoking and even the amount of sex you get could all…

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You may or may not have heard of binge eating disorder; certainly when it comes to eating difficulties it’s not as commonly mentioned as bulimia or anorexia. Around 2% of adults have binge eating disorder (or BED) which doesn’t seem like many until you see that 30% of all women who request weight loss treatment…

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