Healthy eating and a good knowledge of nutritional properties of food can go a long way to helping weight loss, and of course exercise is important too. For those who have been carrying extra weight for a while, it would be wise to have a Health Assessment to check on any impact excess weight has had on internal organs etc. In severe cases, liposuction or the application of a gastric band may be necessary.

How cooking mindfully (not mindlessly) can help your health

Cooking in the present, being aware of what you are doing in the moment rather than cooking whilst distracted by other thoughts, is a great start to practicing mindfulness.

Cooking mindfully with your partner, a good friend or a relative can help to strengthen your relationships. In many cultures cooking is still today a bonding experience - think about when you were a child baking with your parents, for example. But it also helps you to appreciate the ingredients you are using too.

Find out more about cooking mindfully.

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