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...

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)...

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...

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...