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...

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...