Habits for a Healthier Metabolism
Clinically speaking, metabolic health is defined by optimal levels of five markers: blood sugar, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, blood pressure, and waist circumference—without using medication. We can improve most of these markers by consistently making choices that keep glucose levels in a stable and healthy range.
Eat a Diet of Raw and Plant-Based Food and Minimize Emotional Eating
The most nutritious diets have more organic fruits and vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains, and low-fat dairy and less salt, sugary drinks, white flour, and red meat.
Emotional hunger is also sometimes referred to as psychological hunger or emotional eating – we feel driven to consume something (mostly comfort foods) because of an emotional upset or concern. Stress eating is also a form of emotional hunger. Emotional eating affects both men and women. It may be caused by a number of factors, including stress, hormonal changes, or mixed hunger cues. Find ways that are unrelated to food to deal with your feelings, such as taking a walk, meditating, journaling, or calling a friend. Become aware of the times when a feeling that you might call hunger is really based on emotion. [Read more…]