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...

How your local toyshop can help you lose weight!

It’s not just active sport that can help you lose weight. Less lively games and pastimes have huge potential to help you change unhelpful eating habits, so you lose weight permanently. Particularly those habits which surface when you’re tired but under-stimulated at...

When I eat more than I intended, even if only slightly, I blow my diet and lose control of my eating. How can I stop doing this?

When you’re trying to lose weight, you may struggle to stick to the rules of a particular diet.  When you break a dietary rule, it can feel as though you’ve failed and you abandon your diet, only to feel bad the next day and resolve to start again.  In this week’s Ask...

How can I stop grazing on junk food all day at work?

A busy job where your energy levels are low and you’re stressed out can have you snacking on high calorie foods to try and boost your energy through the day. Here are some pointers about what you can do to change this pattern…. How can I eat more healthily during the...

How to deal with boredom without eating

You’re at a loose end, stuck inside because of the freezing weather, and you keep having the urge to go to the kitchen and graze on something tasty.  You’re not hungry – you ate lunch only an hour ago – but your brain keeps switching to thoughts of food. There are...