I’m slim, so I don’t have to worry… Right?

I’m slim, so I don’t have to worry… Right?

Not all overweight people are unhealthy by definition! Should you have recognized yourself in my intro and because you are slim don’t worry about diseases, your nutrition and enough exercise. I have a newsflash for you. Slim people are also at risk. Not all overweight people are unhealthy by definition. They don’t necessarily have to have diabetes. And slim people don’t necessarily have to be healthy just because they are slim. Fat on the inside or fat on the outside? Fat is a key word in this story. And then it’s all about where the fat is. In obese people it is clear, in their case the fat is at least on the outside, just under the skin. But more important is whether it is also inside, around the organs. It may well be that in obese people there is no fat around the organs and therefore they are not at all as unhealthy as is often thought. On the other hand, it may well be that slender people are fat inside, so they have a lot of fat around the organs, contrary to what is often thought. They look very healthy. Within fats important indicator for (in)health are Right; fat from the inside, which is around the organs, is a much more important indicator for (in)health than fat from the outside. So there are two things that are very important: Where the fat is located, from the inside or from the outside To what extent the fat cells are filled You can have a lot of fat cells, but when they are almost empty there is not much going on. If you have very few fat cells, but they are filled to the brim, then it’s a completely different story. Then there are risks that most people think are prescribed for ‘fat’ people. How do you find out if you’re fat inside? In fact, only by visiting a doctor, who can at least have a blood test done. And you could also request an MRI scan to see if you have any fat around your organs. Prevention is better than cure! Live a healthy lifestyle! It’s a bit cumbersome, isn’t it? Couldn’t it be easier? Yes, it can. It can be easier by maintaining a healthy lifestyle in advance. That means paying attention to your diet, paying attention to your movement, but also looking at how your stress and […]

I’m an emotion-eater, and you?

I’m an emotion-eater, and you?

You know that? That if you want to lose weight and it’s so difficult, you are advised by your dear best friend to tackle that emotional problem first? Because it’s not so strange that you keep on eating because you’re so unhappy?! That you are told that you are an emotional eater. That’s why you’re too fat. If you’re sad, sad, sad, unhappy, down, then you’re going to eat. Stubborn image What’s on your mind now? I say emotion-eater. Almost everyone thinks about sadness, sadness, unhappiness. Now make a list with all the emotions that are there and all the emotions that you have? Do they also contain positive emotions? Happiness, happiness, love, pleasure? How is it possible that the word ’emotion-eater’ doesn’t mean positive emotions but only negative emotions? Eating because you are sad or because you suffer from stress. Most people don’t get a bite through their throat when they are sad or suffering from stress. They lose weight because of the stress. So to what extent is this stubborn image correct? Burgundians are cozy eaters You know, there are more people who eat when they feel happy. Feeling happy. Eating because they all like it, because they have fun. These are also emotional eaters. Or do we call them different? Are those perhaps the Burgundians we talk about when someone is a ‘nice or cozy eater’? Eating pattern Getting heavier, getting thicker, lovehandles, belly, no matter what you call it, but many women struggle with this almost daily. Especially when there is a ‘sin’ during a festive day. But is that right? No! Because now a study has shown that outliers in your diet do not influence your weight at all. Over the same period, the weight has remained more or less the same in spite of the eating spasms during birthdays or other festive moments. In other words, you don’t get fat from these kinds of days but from eating between these days. Enjoy! So, folks, enjoy your special days, just take an extra spoonful of all that good food. Do it Paleo, unprocessed, gluten-free, ecologically sound, it doesn’t matter. But enjoy! And eat normally the rest of the year, as much as you need. No more and no less. And above all, move enough.