Help! Can somebody remind me how to eat less?

Every now and again, a question drops in to my twitter feed that is right up my street and this was one of them. I’ve just written an entire book (“How to Retrain Your Appetite: Lose weight permanently eating all your favourite foods) addressing this very subject....

Does it really take 20 minutes for your brain to know you’re full?

Does it really take 20 minutes for your brain to know you’re full? It’s often said that it takes 20-30 minutes for your brain to register fullness and that you feel fuller after this time than you do straight after eating. This is true, but it isn’t the only way your...
I eat too much but don’t want to cut down. What can I do?

I eat too much but don’t want to cut down. What can I do?

This week the charity British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), which aims to make nutrition science accessible to all, published a guide to portion sizes. Their aim is to help people avoid eating too much without realising.  Their point is that many of us eat too much, and...

A fabulous gift to give yourself for 2019 (which costs nothing!)

Happy New Year! A very happy and healthy 2019! Over the course of 2019 I’ll continue writing my weekly blog on all aspects of the psychology of eating and appetite and as ever I very much welcome comments, questions and feedback. The year has started with the...

My Christmas chocolate-buying guide

buying festive chocolates is a skill Who needs a chocolate buying guide? I never used to buy Christmas Chocolates. Apart from selection boxes for children’s stockings, I’d just have the usual odds and ends in the sweetie tin in the cupboard. But other people’s bowls...

With all that food lying around, how can you not gain weight during the festive season?

Whether it’s presents from grateful clients or colleagues at work, or a growing stash of tempting treats at home, these few weeks are a minefield of temptation. If only you could ignore bowls of sweets and boxes of biscuits and stay cool around the mince pies....

What you think about before dinner affects how much you eat

Looking forward to dinner Your evening meal can be the light at the end of the tunnel of a busy or boring day, that you look forward to and relish.  That’s great – an enjoyable and relaxing interlude can only be a good thing.  Choosing what you love to eat so you...