There are two sides of sigma relating to physical condition – the judgement of others and the judgement and disapproval of ourselves. The reality of society is that being overweight/obese can negatively impact many areas of our life, such as interaction with others, relationships, employment & livelihood, socialising, engaging in physical activities, sharing experiences with our children and even travelling – restricting overall quality of life. Feeling uncomfortable in your own body or to the extreme, self-loathing, is a very debilitating issue and far more common than you may think. We have two choices – to decide to ‘own it’ or to seek assistance to change it.
Fibre play an important role in so many aspects of our health, including feeding our all-important gut microbes…
Everyone has an inner voice. At times, this inner voice can be helpful and keep us motivated, such as when it reminds us why we started our journey towards a healthier lifestyle and prompts us to keep striving. However, this little voice can also be harmful, particularly when it becomes excessively negative. This kind of self-talk can be the source of a great deal of stress and anxiety and is capable of really bringing us down.
Dr. Denis Burkitt famously said: “Societies that eat unrefined foods produce large stools and build small hospitals; societies that eat fibre-depleted foods produce small stools and build large hospitals.