How we form new, healthy habits

A lot of what’s stopping you losing weight and keeping it off could be your unhelpful eating habits. Nibbling at food whilst you’re cooking, eating to stave off boredom, having a slice of cake with coffee at work because everyone else is, grazing through a family...

How to stop picking at food whilst you’re cooking

It’s all too easy to “pick” whilst you’re preparing food. Maybe a piece of chopped red pepper or the bit of cheese that broke off when you’re grating the block. If this is the extent of your picking, it’s not going to cause a problem But if like Carys your nibbling is...

Plate-clearing: Vice or Virtue?

What’s your immediate reaction to someone leaving food on their plate? Disapproval? Admiration? Or even envy? It turns out that not finishing what you were served is a highly emotive issue. One of the steps I recommend to my Appetite Retraining clients who are working...

Relationships can change when you lose weight, for the better or worse

Photo by Kevin Lanceplaine for Unsplash There was an article in last week’s Guardian newspaper titled “Why Weight Loss Causes Breakups”. It was about how dramatic weight loss following bariatric surgery may transform people’s lives, but can also lead to the end of...

Influences from your early life, even decades ago, can affect how you eat now

Some of the reasons we eat more than we need are pretty obvious and are to do with what’s happening right now with what’s on our plate – it tastes amazing and we don’t want to stop eating, or someone’s cooked it for us and we don’t want to offend them by not eating...

Inspiring story from someone who’s used my book to help him lose weight!

In February I received an email out of the blue from Tim, who was writing to me with some feedback about my book “How to Retrain Your Appetite”. His words tell his story better than I possibly could, particularly as we’ve never met and I only know what he’s included...