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...

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....

How to overcome cravings so you can enjoy your favourite foods without overeating

Cravings are a problem for many of us who overeat Do you have a particular food nemesis?  Something that destroys your self-discipline when it’s put in front of you (or even if it fleetingly enters your mind)?  Craving a particular food can cause trouble when it...