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!

A few simple steps to help change your eating habits for the better

How difficult has it been sticking to healthy eating habits this past year?

However good you may usually be, have snacks and sweets become the norm rather than the exception during lockdowns?

There’s nothing wrong with the occasional treat of course – with Easter just a few weeks away, a chocolate egg (or two!) won’t undo all your good work – but frequent comfort eating can all too easily become a slippery slope…

Help is at hand though, whether it’s a constant struggle for you or just one more problem you’re facing right now, thanks to June‘s guest on Girls Around Town this weekend!

On the phone to the studio in the second hour of the show, wellness expert Lesley Butlin will sharing some of her top hints and tips to get you back on the right track, from the kind of things you need to avoid doing to some of the things you can do to stop yourself giving in to unhealthy habits.

If you’re eating more than you want to or going to the fridge because you don’t know what else to do, make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online just after 11.20am on Sunday to hear what Lesley has to say about how to manage your emotions more successfully…

And how, by doing so, you can change your eating habits for the better!

Time for a treat?

Who says eating healthily means never being able to enjoy the occasional treat?

Certainly not Alison Harris, last Sunday’s guest on Girls Around Town – and June is with her all the way on that too…

Everybody needs a bit of a treat once in a while and if it’s a guilt-free one, then so much the better.

Next time you’re tempted to reach for a chocolate bar or a cake, give Alison’s protein balls a try – quick and easy to make, you can even pop them in the freezer which means they’re always to hand when you want to spoil yourself a little!

Alison's Protein Balls

  • Servings: Makes 18
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 100gms ground almonds
  • Approx 75gms raisins
  • 2 tbsps peanut buttter
  • 1 tbsp ground mixed seeds
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • Handful of berries, grapes or orange segments

Directions

  1. Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor, making sure the mixture is wet enough to stick together – you can add a little extra peanut or coconut oil if you wish.
  2. Shape into bite-sized balls and roll in dessicated coconut.
  3. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze them if you want to.