How do I avoid morn­ing tea junk food?

South Waikato News - - Your Health -

Email your ques­tions for Dr Libby to ask.dr­libby@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz. Please note, only a se­lec­tion of ques­tions can be an­swered. be happy to have some more nu­tri­tious op­tions, too. (of food or weight gain, for ex­am­ple) does not serve our health in any way. Re­mem­ber that it’s what we do ev­ery­day that im­pacts on our health, not what we do some­times, so hav­ing some less nu­tri­tious food oc­ca­sion­ally while so­cial­is­ing and en­joy­ing the com­pany you are in can be part of a healthy and sus­tain­able lifestyle.

Also re­mem­ber that there’s a huge dif­fer­ence be­tween one choco­late bis­cuit and eat­ing the whole packet, and it’s when we have an ‘‘all or noth­ing’’ men­tal­ity that we’re more likely to end up do­ing the lat­ter.

For your new way of eat­ing to be en­joy­able and sus­tain­able, it’s im­por­tant that you don’t feel de­prived or like you’re miss­ing out. So if you de­cide to have that one choco­late bis­cuit, en­joy it and don’t feel guilty. How­ever, if you don’t want to eat the foods that are avail­able at your morn­ing tea, or you’re just not hun­gry, that’s per­fectly OK too. Do what feels right for you.

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Eat­ing less nu­tri­tious food oc­ca­sion­ally while so­cial­is­ing can be part of a healthy and sus­tain­able lifestyle.

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