What Would You Like To Ask To A Psychologist?

I am no Dr Phill but I do love to share with you what I have learnt, both from Psychology over the last decade and my own life experiences. Most probably the questions you have are questions that other people may also have and in that way we can all help each other. You can leave your question in the comments below or if you prefer to remain anonymous you can use the contact form to send your question. Continue reading What Would You Like To Ask To A Psychologist?

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Healthy Kitchen: Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I don’t know anyone who does not like fries! If you don’t, give us a shout out in the comments below! And if you do like them, share with us what is your favourite way to have them? I can’t lie, I like mine with ketchup! However, traditional “french fries” is not the healthiest option, especially if we eat them all of the time. So in this post I am bringing you one of my favourite healthy kitchen secrets: baked sweet potato fries!  Continue reading Healthy Kitchen: Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Why We Crave Chocolate Under Stress

Sweet foods can actually be a quick-fix for stress, because it gives us comfort and a good feeling. The problem is, again, when we are exposed to stress for a long period of time and we keep insisting on a quick-fix approach to stress, like having that chocolate piece of cake or a whole tablet of chocolate. This solution doesn’t work in the long run, because even though dopamine keeps being released, we become more and more intolerant to sugar’s effect, needing thus increasing doses of sugar to achieve that same “good feeling” we felt before. Continue reading Why We Crave Chocolate Under Stress

How Food May Be Compromising Your Work Performance

We usually think about food and its effect on our body as separate from the way we feel, think and behave, but what we eat affects enormously our brain’s function and therefore our emotions, thinking and actions. Hence, what we eat also impacts how we work and the fact that you may feel sleepy ater lunch or alert at night might well be a result of your daily eating habits (please see the post on “sugar coma” to know more about this), because it’s the great diversity of food-nutrient combinations that allows our body and mind to function as they do. Continue reading How Food May Be Compromising Your Work Performance

280-calorie Breakfast: A Simple & Colourful Suggestion

I have found out that a breakfast with a nice dose of protein does wonders for me in the morning. I used to have fruit or a peanut butter toast, but since I am very sensitive to simple sugars I noticed that having such type of breakfast made me struggle with “brain fog”. In this post I bring you a simple and colourful breakfast suggestion. And if you’re curious about calories, this breakfast contains around 284 calories. Considering the nutritional value of the ingredients, this is a pretty good amount of energy to start rocking your day. Continue reading 280-calorie Breakfast: A Simple & Colourful Suggestion

What Can You Eat To Have More Energy & Avoid A “Sugar Coma”

A recent study has shown how “sugar coma” exists and how it can negatively affect our cognitive function. This “coma” is actually what many of us experience as “low energy” but which we rarely associate with the food we eat. However, before you decide to eliminate all the sugar from your diet, please note that this phenomenon is induced by what we call “simple sugars” which are contained in foods such as chocolate, biscuits, cookies, cake, fizzy drinks, and so on.  Continue reading What Can You Eat To Have More Energy & Avoid A “Sugar Coma”