Jul
20

Weightloss and Loose Skin

You should feel wonderful! You have had to get a whole new wardrobe because you shrunk four sizes! You have new energy and a new enthusiasm for life!

Yet… you are not happy with how you look, because… you have loose hanging skin!

If you’ve lost weight recently, you may have noticed that you have loose skin hanging around. Whether it is flaps under your arms, or a hanging pouch around your stomach, loose skin can be an embarrassing issue.  This happens with any diet where a lot of weight is lost. If you think about it, this is just a logical occurrence. All that stretched skin is no longer padded with all the layers of fat! So it is vital to remember:

It was not the weight-loss that damaged or stretched the skin…  it was the excess fat and weight gain!!

Now you have lost the weight, you are at least healthier! But the stretched skin still remains!  But there is some good news…stretched and damaged skin is not usually permanent. However, it can take a while for the skin to catch up and contract, in some cases, for instance where the person was previously severely obese, it can take up to two years!

The good news with the TLC-Program is that skin generally recovers much quicker and more effectively than with any other fatloss program. This is due to the human Growth Hormone that improves the elasticity of the skin.

However, there are several factors that can affect how quickly, and to what extent, your skin recovers after being so ‘abused’ with excess fat. If you are older, have poor nutrition, aren’t hydrated, have excessive sun exposure or smoke, you will have decreased elasticity, and recovery of damaged skin will be slower.

Why does the Skin Get Loose: Skin is an elastic living tissue that stretches as we move and grow (or shrink). It’s not one big piece of rubber that covers your body, but an actual organ. The human integumentary system (skin) is also not a passive layer of tissue that remains stretched out like an empty plastic bag after losing large amounts of bodyweight. Skin is a living organ, actively adapting to the body’s internal and external environments.

However, there are limitations: “There is an inherent elasticity in everyone’s skin, but once you get to a certain size, the elasticity decreases,” explains Jason Spector, M.D., assistant professor of plastic surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

What are the biggest factors that determine skin elasticity?
The two biggest factors that determine skin elasticity are age and genetics. And unfortunately, both are out of our control!

What can you do?
As you lose weight and loose skin begins to appear, don’t panic! Your skin will slowly return to a shape that fits your new body. But that process can take up to two years, so here are steps you can take to make your skin tighten faster:

  • Only lose weight with a proven Program such as the TLC-Program that triggers the correct hormones in the body to improve elasticity of the skin
  • Maintain a lower fat diet and eat lean proteins to help minimize the extra skin, even after you’ve lost the weight. (as per the TLC-Program and TLC-Lifestyle guidelines)
  • Hydration is essential. Water is a crucial component of maintaining skin elasticity. That means drinking plenty of water [64 ounces or eight cups per day].
  • Eat lots of water-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables
  • Eat Protein Two ingredients that keep skin plump and elastic are collagen and elastin, and the protein to help form these is found in cottage cheese, milk, legumes, tofu, beans, seeds, nuts and fish. The oils in these foods will also help with skin elasticity.
  • Care for Your Skin Avoid harsh detergents like sulfates in soaps, shampoos and dishwashing liquids. Limit sun exposure, stay away from tanning booths, and limit exposure to hot and chlorinated water, since all of these elements decrease elasticity.
  • Exercise: Exercise will not tone the skin. However, by adding muscle, you can form a tight layer under the skin. That can improve how the skin looks, and take away some of the sag effect.

Plan of Action:

  • Purchase a TLC-Program.
  • Carry a water bottle around with you all day.
  • Keep your skin moisturized with inexpensive lotion and water
  • Exercise for muscle tone

Do You Need Surgery?

Skin can only be stretched so far before it loses some of its innate ability to snap back. If you’ve had a 9-month pregnancy, then you can tighten your loose skin. In contrast, if you’ve carried 50-100 extra pounds on your body for a long time, you might need to resort to plastic surgery and stapling to tighten loose skin. As mentioned earlier, elasticity of your skin will naturally decrease with age. Although you have control over staying properly hydrated, eating the right foods and caring for your skin, you simply have no control over your age! So rather than letting age stress you out, you should focus on the things over which you do have control — like exercising and eating right — and you’ll find that you always look better than your peers. And feel great! Surgery is an expensive, drastic intervention that should only be considered in extreme cases.

Can all this extra skin be healthy?

Look at the alternative? It is far better to have extra skin than the alternative – extra weight. Sagging skin puts much less stress on your heart and metabolic system than fat.

To find out more about the benefits of a TLC-Program go to www.tlcforwellbeing.com or contact the TLC-Call Centre for more information:  0861 000 852 or +27 31 767 4244

Written by: SE More

Jul
12

Hair Loss in Women … The Facts

Until recently, the problem of hair loss in women was believed to be uncommon. Recent research, though, has revealed that it is far more widespread than previously thought. Some estimates say as many as 25 million American women (or more) experience noticeable hair loss and the distressing effects that often go along with it.

Hair loss is a natural part of the body’s process of renewal. As some hair falls out, new growth replaces it. However, this process may be accelerated by a number of conditions.

Hormones – Women experience far more hormonal issues than men do, and at a much greater frequency. Pregnancy, childbirth and menopause, or even when coming off the Pill, are all conditions unique to women that can affect the amount and permanence of hair loss and cause balding. Hormonal changes may contribute to rapid hair loss, such as during pregnancy or childbirth,. As these fluctuations in hormone levels drop off, the hair loss should clear up, so the condition is only temporary. In a recent study, hormone levels were studied in both male and female patients experiencing severe hair loss. The research points towards a complex interaction between sex and thyroid hormones that may lead to the condition.

Medication – Several medications can cause or contribute to female hair loss, including anti-depressants, blood thinners(also called anticoagulants), birth control pills, vitamin A (if too much is taken), medicines used for gout, anti-cholesterol drugs and chemotherapy drugs. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine. (which you NEVER do with consulting your doctor).

Illness/Surgery – Many common illnesses can cause female hair loss, such as diabetes, lupus and thyroid over- or under-activity, as can conditions that put the body under stress such as high fevers or major surgery. About 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.

StressStress is another factor linked to hair loss. While it has not been proved definitively, emotional trauma has been loosely associated with hair loss, but milder strains and worries probably do the same thing. Stresses placed on the body may also cause a woman’s hair thinning. Since stress is often transient, if its cause clears up, the resultant hair loss should disappear as well

Diet- Any significant change in daily diet is a minor stressor on the body. The fatloss process in itself is a minor stressor. Therefore, as with other stressors, this may also cause a temporary increase in hairloss. As with many other causes, once the process stops, hairloss will stop and reverse.

Improper Care: If you wear pigtails or cornrows or use tight hair rollers, the pull on your hair can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. If the pulling is stopped before scarring of the scalp develops, your hair will grow back normally. However, scarring can cause permanent hair loss. Hot oil hair treatments or chemicals used in permanents (“perms”) may cause inflammation (swelling) of the hair follicle, which can result in scarring and hair loss. Improper care could include:

  • Harsh shampoos
  • Hair colouring
  • Hair bleaching
  • Permanent waves
  • Frequent use of blow dryers, curling irons and other heated appliances
  • Improper or harsh brushing and/or combing
  • Frequent wearing of tight ponytails, braids, and other hair restraints

Other Causes – Anaemia, anorexia, bulimia, fungal infections, and zinc or fatty acid deficiency can also be the cause of hair loss in women.

Female-Pattern Hair Loss

As women age, their hair tends to thin out, although the results are not as dramatic as they are for many men – think of your grandmother’s hair compared to your grandfather’s (if he has any). Women’s pattern of hair loss is analogous to men’s, but has several important differences. The ages we begin having hair loss are the same. A few of both sexes will begin having hair loss very early–in their twenties, but most do not note changes until the mid-thirties to forties. Women’s hair loss tends to be an even overall thinning; as opposed to men’s hair loss in which the hairline recedes and/or there is balding at the crown of the head. Women tend to lose hair on the crown and at the hairline, which is referred to as female-pattern hair loss. Even though this loss is gradual (often starting at puberty), a sudden slight increase in loss from stress, medication etc, can suddenly make the loss more noticeable, making one think it was a ‘sudden’ loss.

What is common baldness

The term “common baldness” usually means male-pattern baldness, or permanent-pattern baldness. Male-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Men who have this type of hair loss usually have inherited the trait. Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. In male-pattern baldness, hair loss typically results in a receding hair line and baldness on the top of the head. Women may develop female-pattern baldness. In this form of hair loss, the hair can become thin over the entire scalp.

When to Worry

Of course, although hair loss may often be temporary, a condition called alopecia areata is more serious. This disease is characterized by patchy loss of hair, and if a woman is experiencing this, she should consult her dermatologist. Corticosteroids are often prescribed to slow or even halt hair loss.

Hair loss is often hereditary and effects about 50% of women. So long as it is not abrupt, severe, or patchy, nor caused by emotional or physical stresses, it can be considered a normal part of maturing

Treatment

However natural or normal this may be, many women want to reverse or halt this trend.

Depending on your type of hair loss, treatments are available. If a medicine is causing your hair loss, your doctor may be able to prescribe a different medicine. Recognizing and treating an infection may help stop the hair loss. Correcting a hormone imbalance may prevent further hair loss.

Medicines may also help slow or prevent the development of common baldness. Speak to your doctor about a medication that could assist you but bear in mind that these medicines can take up to 6 months to show any results.

Supplements:

There are supplements and vitamins that can help battle hair loss. Here is a list and what they do:

  • Essential fatty acids such as flaxseed oil, primrose oil and salmon oil – improve hair texture and prevent dry brittle hair
  • Vitamin B complex with Vitamin B3, B5, B6 – are important for the health and growth of hair
  • Biotin – deficiencies have been linked to skin disorders and hair loss
  • Inositol – vital for hair growth
  • Methysulfonyl-Methane (MSM) – Aids with the manufacture of keratin, a protein that is the major component of hair
  • Vitamin C with bioflavonoids – Aids in improving scalp circulation and helps with the antioxidant action in the hair follicles
  • Vitamin E – Increases oxygen uptake, which improves circulation to the scalp and improves health and growth of hair
  • Zinc – Stimulates hair growth by enhancing immune function
  • Coenzyme Q10 – Improves scalp circulation and increases tissue oxygenation
  • Kelp – Needed minerals for proper hair growth
  • Copper – Works with zinc to aid in hair growth
  • Grape seed extract – A powerful antioxidant to protect hair follicles from free radical damage.

For all your supplementation needs go to the TLC-Online Shop:

www.tlconlineshop.co.za

or contact:

TLC-Call Centre at 0861 000 852

*This information and guidelines provide general information endorsed by our experts at time of publication. They are not intended to take the place of medical advice. Please seek advice from a qualified health care professional.

Jul
04

10 Ways to get more Nutrition in your Diet!

The way we prepare, store and eat our food can significantly improve your diet.

Not sure how to get more nutrients and change some unhealthy habits?

Try these tips:

  1. Store fruit at room temperature until it is ripe. Once it is ripe place it in the refrigerator.  Nutritional value increases with the ripening process (the brighter the colour of the fruit’s skin, the more nutritious it is).
  2. Season food with pepper. Black pepper is one of the most powerful digestive stimulants.  The spicy tang of black pepper (comes from piperine) is also a powerful antioxidant.
  3. Don’t drink fluids during your meal. Liquids hinder the acid-alkaline balance in the stomach and dilute the digestive enzymes needed for proper digestion.  Avoid liquids half an hour before and half an hour after meals.
  4. Choose Organic. The vitamin and mineral content of organic foods is said to be higher than the conventional counterparts. There are some foods which are more important to “eat organically” such as fresh vegetables (especially greens) and dairy products.
  5. Increase fibre. Include fibre rich fruits and vegetables like pears, asparagus and leeks.
  6. Eat healthy fats. Fats are an essential part of a balanced diet.  Give preference to fats like nuts, olive oil, canola oil and avocado.
  7. Cook food whole. Don’t cut before you cook.  Boiling vegetables whole is the healthiest way to cook them.  Steaming greens is best.  The retention of folate in broccoli and spinach is superior when steamed as opposed to boiled.
  8. Stay away form energy dense foods. All foods contain energy, but certain foods are very energy dense, which means they contain large amounts of energy in a really small portion of food.  Carbonated and sweetened beverages, biscuits, fast foods, sweets, chips and fried foods are examples.  There are frequently poor in nutrition.  Replace them with nutrient rich options like fruits and vegetables, and you will see a vaste difference in your wellbeing.
  9. Eat healthy snacks. When you do get an attack of the munchies, make sure you reach for nutritious snacks such as fruit, low-fat yogurt, whole-grain crackers, air-popped popcorn, nuts or raw veggies.  An occasional cookie or square of chocolate is not the end of the world.  Keep these as special treats though!
  10. Drink supplements everyday – these are recommended:  Vitamin C, a good Multivitamin, Antioxidant and Omegas.

For information on how to improve your wellbeing, reach a healthy goal weight and eat healthily contact the nearest TLC-Centre for a FREE ASSESSMENT:  0861 000 852 OR view our website: www.tlcforwellbeing.com

*These tips and guidelines provide general information endorsed by our experts at time of publication. They are not intended to take the place of medical advice. Please seek advice from a qualified health care professional.

Note: Some of the foods mentioned above may be restricted on Phase 2 and 3 of the TLC-Program.

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Jun
29

When was the last time you checked your … Homocysteine level?

Homocysteine is a naturally occurring protein ‘building block’ in our bodies, where levels can be tested by a blood test. A raised level of homocysteine is a risk factor for blood vessel disease, which can lead to blood clots and blockages such as those leading to heart problems (such as heart attack) and stroke.

There is a solution to reducing your risk of all Chronic Disease with a TLC-Program:

TLC-DNA Programs target a dramatic improvement in your wellbeing and reduces all risk factors for dread disease, cancer and  heart disease.

  • Your homocysteine levels: The program will tell you what your homocysteine level is plus what your homocysteine risk factors are and how to improve your homocysteine if it is elevated.
  • A Nutritional Analysis: You are what you eat.  The intake of certain food types have been proven to reduce risk of cancer and heart disease, as does high intake of certain foods increase your risk.  With the new  TLC-DNA Program your current intake of fats, fruit, vegetables and fibre, folate, cruciferous and allium vegetables is analysed with an advanced international nutritional tool – we then tell you which of these categories need improvement and how.
  • Your Lifestyle Analysis: Certain lifestyle habits have been proven to increase, and others to reduce, risk of cancer and heart disease.  We will pinpoint which of your habits need to be changed/improved to reduce risk and improve wellbeing.
  • Your Blood Profile Analysis: Risk factors identified in your blood profile are analysed and advice is provided to improve the profile.
  • Family History: Risk factors are identified based on family history of disease and further investigation recommended if necessary.

So if you have a history of chronic disease in your family, set your mind at rest, contact a TLC-Consultant for more information:

TLC-Call Centre:  0861 000 852

Websites: www.tlcforwellbeing.com

Jun
23

Baked Potato with a Tangy Pesto Sauce

Enjoy this side dish with your choice of protein.  Delicious with Grilled Perch, Deboned Chicken Thighs or Pork Medallions.

Ingredients:

  • Small Potato with skin (allowance)
  • 1 bunch Basil leaves
  • 10g Pine Nuts (allowance)
  • 1 chopped Clove of Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Butter (allowance)
  • 2 teaspoons White Wine Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Rocket leaves for garnish (allowance)
  • 2 Tablespoons Water

Method:

  • Prick Potato on each side with a fork
  • Place on a microwave dish and microwave on full power for 10 minutes or until the Potato is cooked.
  • Meanwhile place Basil, Pine Nuts, Garlic, Vinegar and Water into a food processor and blitz till fine.
  • Add Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • Add more water if necessary so that pesto is not too thick.
  • Remove and place in a ramekin dish.
  • Remove Potato from the microwave and cut down the middle, then press to open.
  • Place on a serving dish.
  • Place teaspoon of butter on top to melt into the potato.
  • Add a teaspoon or two of the pesto to the top and check seasoning.
  • Garnish with Rocket leaves.
  • Serve with Phase 3 Protein and vegetables of your choice (from allowance).

TIP:  Refrigerate left over pesto and add to Salads or grills.

Note:  This is a TLC-Phase 3 Recipe!

Jun
17

Don’t use Winter as an Excuse!!!

We all know it is easier to lose weight in summer but there are many ways to keep motivated and lose weight in winter.  So don’t use the winter months as an excuse for falling off your diet and not losing weight!

Here’s some tips to help you:

Stay Active:

Join a gym, go for a brisk walk or stay active around your house.  Although cold out, there are many things you can do indoors:  exercise videos, Wii exercises, clearing out cupboards and dust off any exercise equipment you may have and use it!

Do something new:

Take up a new hobby.  Go to a craft class, join a dance class.  Seeing results from any new activity you participate in will keep you motivated.

Keep a goal in site:

Planning a holiday?  Think of all the cute clothing you will fit into.

Dust off the bikini and get ready for summer.

Plan ahead:

Ensure that you plan your meals … weigh your foods, precook your meals and freeze them … that way you will be able to pop a “legal” and delicious meal into the microwave and not be tempted to deviate from your TLC-Program.

Sleep:

Ensure you get adequate sleep.  Certain important hormonal and system changes occur during the night, boosting your weightloss.

Hungry, Craving something sweet?:

Wait a while and ask yourself again in half an hour if you are hungry.  Then if necessary use your allowed snacks and fruit to fill the gap.

Serotonin plays a part:

Experts believe that low levels of the brain chemical Serotonin has an important part to play in the winter blues. Serotonin affects our sleep, mood and appetite centres, so when  levels are low we’re more likely to feel tired, depressed and hungry … So it is vital to stick to your TLC-Program 100% to keep the levels of Serotonin (and Insulin) steady.

Adhere to the rules of the TLC-Program.

  • Eat at regular intervals
  • Save crackers and fruit (your snacks) for in between meals
  • Drink your Cocoa allowance in the evening when cold temperatures increase
  • Use your fruit to try out some of the winter Recipes in the TLC-Well-log (Baked Cinnamon Apple, Baked Peach etc)
  • Keep in contact with your TLC-Weightloss Coach and don’t skip your weigh-in sessions

Most important: IMAGINE YOURSELF THIN AND HEALTHY!

Not yet experiencing a TLC-Program?

Contact us at 0861 000 852 or view our websites:

www.tlcforweightloss.co.za and www.tlcforwellbeing.com

Jun
13

Why do a TLC program? … Because it works!

The TLC-Program is a short, medical intervention that puts your life back on track and helps you overcome obesity and health issues.

Over the years some of us may have developed some bad eating habits which are hard to let go of.  At TLC we give you the correct tools to achieve your weightloss and wellbeing goals.

  • TLC-Programs are Personalised. Not like most run of the mill programs where everybody is put into one box. We take into account your biometric profile, previous medical conditions, current medical conditions, lifestyle habits and your nutritional preferences.
  • TLC-Programs are easy to follow. We provide you with easy  step by step instructions to help you through all 5 Phases of your TLC-Program.
  • Rapid Results: TLC uses the right combination and exact quantities of the right foods to trigger your body’s own metabolic processes to burn fat, and achieve rapid, effective and safe weight loss.
  • Simple Foods: TLC only uses healthy, balanced, nutritionally rich foods found in your local supermarket.
  • Safe: Every day food is used as your medicine.
  • Long-lasting Results: By following the 5 TLC-Phases you will be able to keep the weight off for the rest of your life.
  • Support: As a TLC-Client you will be supported throughout your TLC-Program.
  • Experience: Our results over 24 years (since 1987) speak for themselves and  proves that…NOBODY DOES IT BETTER!

Our many successful Clients report some of the following TLC-Program benefits:

  • Rapid (safe) Fat-loss
  • Reduced Anxiety and Stress
  • Reduced Cravings and Hunger
  • Resolved Spastic Colon
  • Dramatic Improvement of Blood Sugar levels
  • Dramatic Skin Tone Improvement
  • Resolution of Diabetes (Type 2)
  • Reduced High Blood Pressure
  • Reduced Cholesterol
  • Significant Anti-Aging Benefits
  • No more Heartburn
  • Dramatic reduction in Cellulite
  • Dramatic Muscle Firming

TLC-Programs are scientifically developed, medical nutritional programs recommended by doctors worldwide!

Still not sure if you should do a TLC-Program?  Need more information?

Click on this link to find details for the TLC-Centre closest to you:  http://tlcforwellbeing.com/branch_finder.php?

Want to do the TLC-Program online? www.tlcforweightloss.co.za

Not in South Africa then go to:   www.tlcforweightloss.eu

Your wellbeing is Our Business.

Jun
06

Try this delicious Winter Soup!

Brrrrrrrrrr its cold ….  so we thought we would share this recipe that was just prepared and tested in the TLC-Test Kitchen this afternoon!

Curried Chicken and Broccoli Soup

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast (allowance)
  • Broccoli (allowance)
  • Chopped Onion (allowance)
  • Chopped Tomato
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil (allowance)
  • 3 Tablespoons home made Vegetable Stock (allowance)
  • Hot Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Curry Powder to taste
  • 1  Slice Toasted TLC-Soy and Linseed Bread

Method:

  • Cut Chicken into small cubes.  Season with Salt and Pepper.  Set aside.
  • Saute Onion in a small pot using a teaspoon of Olive Oil.  When Onion has softened add the chopped Tomato, Broccoli and Chicken.
  • Add the Stock and enough Water to cover all the ingredients.
  • Add Salt and Pepper and Curry Powder to taste.
  • Bring to the boil and then turn the heat down completely and simmer for half an hour or until Chicken is cooked (add more water if necessary).
  • Check seasoning and serve with Toasted TLC-Soy and Linseed Loaf

Enjoy and keep warm!!!

For more recipes please log in to the TLC-Well-Log Recipe section in your TLC-Well-log Membership:  http://tlcforwellbeing.com/well-log_login.php

Not a TLC-Client?  If you would like more information view our website:  www.tlcforweightloss.co.za or www.tlcforwellbeing.com

Note:  This is a Phase 1 and 2 TLC-Recipe.


May
31

Chickpea stew with aubergines and tomatoes

Why not add this delicious side dish to the protein (chicken or fish or tofu) you have cooked for today.  These fresh ingredients will keep the winter chill away.

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas (allowance)
  • Aubergine, cubed (allowance)
  • Tomato, cubed (allowance)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Rosemary
  • Pinch of Cumin Powder
  • Pinch of Garlic Powder
  • 1teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Water

Method

  • Put chickpeas, aubergine and tomato into a small ovenproof dish.
  • Add Olive Oil and spices and rosemary
  • Pour over water
  • Cover with foil
  • Bake in a moderate oven for 45 minutes or until aubergine is cooked.

Serve with your protein choice (allowance), hot or cold.

This recipe is suitable during Phase 1 and 2 of your TLC-Program.

For more recipes go to the TLC-Well-Log: http://tlcforwellbeing.com/well-log_login.php


May
20

Improve your Wellbeing… Just a few changes will do it!

Most people think it is a daunting task to improve your wellbeing.  Just a few small changes over time will make you healthier, feel younger and improve your life!

Here are some SMALL things you could do to make a BIG difference:

  • Exercise: Just change one habit at a time.  Adding an extra few hundred steps to your day will make a difference.  Buy a pedometer and aim to get to 10 000 steps a day.  Park further from your destination, take the stairs, walk around the office, join a dance class etc.  Exercise will increase your energy levels, stabilise your blood sugar, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol and decrease your overall risk of disease.
  • Maintain a health body weight: Simple changes every day will help.  Eat less red meat, increase fibre, reduce your sugar consumption, drink less alcohol.  If you know/or think that your weight is a major factor and is contributing to a decrease in your wellbeing you could try a TLC-Program…they are medical nutritional programs recommended by doctors worldwide!
  • Switch Off: Reduce the amount of time spent watching television.  Turn off your computer at least three hours before you go to bed.  Too much stimulation could result in difficulty relaxing and “switching off”.  To assist try a relaxing bath, meditation or listen to relaxing music.
  • Chew properly: Most of us eat on the run.  Taking time to chew your food properly can aid your digestion.  Studies suggest you should chew each mouthful of food 25 times.  Eating on the run allows us to eat and swallow without breaking our food down and this can encourage constipation and bloating.  So chew your food properly to lessen digestive problems.
  • Exercise your brain: Learn something new everyday.  People who take time to get involved in intellectually challenging hobbies, such a doing jigsaw puzzles, learning musical instruments, or who play board games are less likely to develop Alzheimers disease and early onset dementia.  Besides its fun, so invite your friends around and play cards or a board game!
  • Connect: Connect with family and friends, colleagues and neighbours, at home, work or in your local community. Social relationships are critical to our wellbeing.
  • Give: Practice “random acts of kindness”, thanking someone, smiling, volunteering your time, and getting involved with your local community. Individuals actively engaged in their communities report higher wellbeing.

Remember to take “time-out” for yourself everyday!  You’re worth it!

For more information on reaching a healthy goal weight and improving your wellbeing view our website: www.tlcforwellbeing.com


*These answers provide general information endorsed by our experts at time of publication. They are not intended to take the place of medical advice. Please seek advice from a qualified health care professional.

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