Too much going on in your life right now? This may not be a good time to try to lose weight

Photo by Mauro Mora for Unsplash As I emphasise over and again with Appetite Retraining, permanent weight loss requires a permanent change to eating habits. And in order to change an established eating habit, you need to have energy and brain space (Working Memory)...

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...

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...

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...