Getting your eating habits back on track

Do you find yourself heading to the fridge or the food cupboard when you’re feeling anxious, upset or simply bored?

Do you reach for a biscuit and then can’t stop till you’ve finished the packet or unwrap a bar of chocolate, intending to have just a couple of squares, but before you know it you’ve scoffed the lot?

If this sounds like you, then this week’s guest on Girls Around Town is here to help you out!

On the phone to the studio in the second hour of this week’s show, Liz Blatherwick will be talking about her new book, A Practical Self-help Guide to Managing Comfort Eating, which will be published in early September.

Packed with plenty of ways to help you think about and manage your relationship with food and weight, it’s based on a tried and tested 10-week course run by Liz and her former business partner Lesley Butlin.

Liz will be joining June this weekend to describe why she decided to write her first ever book, how it helps readers work out what they might really be hungry for when they eat emotionally and how trying some of the skills and exercises she suggests can help them begin to work out what works best for them.

The book’s already available for pre-orders but if you don’t want to wait till September to start changing your eating habits for the better, make sure you’re tuned to 107.8FM or listening online from 11.10am on Sunday when Liz will be sharing two or three of her top tips to help you identify some of your emotional eating triggers…

And improve your health and weight by replacing them with calorie-free skills to cope with your feelings!

The right mat-itude

How much do you know about the different kinds of yoga?

You’ve probably heard of Hot Yoga, maybe even of Aerial Yoga but what about Yoga NidraTRX Yoga or Hot Vinyasa Flow?

Someone who knows all about these – and more! – is Yoga Squad‘s Caroline Martin, who joins June in the second hour of this weekend’s show…

A fitness teacher for over 25 years, Caroline discovered hot yoga in 2014 when she went to a local class with a friend.

From the very first session she was hooked and, attending classes both before and after work and at the weekends to get her fix, soon noticed the difference it made both physically and mentally.

It wasn’t long before she decided to take the next step, signing up to Hot Power Yoga training in London, and started teaching weekly classes the very day after completing the course.

Now certified in both Aerial Yoga and Restorative Aerial too, Caroline recently began sharing her passion with clients here in Newark, where she’s based in the building that was once home to the town’s Millgate Museum, overlooking the River Trent.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11.20am on Sunday to hear more about her own fitness journey and what Yoga Squad has to offer, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi…

And don’t forget to join June from 10am for more of the news, views and music too brought to you every week on Girls Around Town!

Finding a happy, healthy you

Do you want to feel happier? Perhaps you want to be healthier? Or maybe you want to feel happier and be healthier but you’re not sure where to start?

The answer’s simple – join the Girls Around Town this weekend to hear what guest Amanda Whitehead has to say…

She’ll be talking to June and Rosalyn about her own struggles with IBS and an under-active thyroid. And how she’s now using the lessons she learned on her journey to better health to help others overcome their own problems.

Through her Lincoln-based business Calm Holistic – soon to be renamed Healthy Happy You – Amanda shows clients how making the right decisions about what they  choose to eat and drink, how they breathe, sleep and move can help create balance in all areas of their lives.

From the importance of nutrition to whether ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to the right amount of exercise to be doing, she’ll be sharing her top tips for becoming that happy, healthy you…

Make sure you tune to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am to 12 noon on Sunday to hear how making a start is as easy as one-two-three!

Taking your body and mind from tired to inspired