How to stop picking at food whilst you’re cooking

It’s all too easy to “pick” whilst you’re preparing food. Maybe a piece of chopped red pepper or the bit of cheese that broke off when you’re grating the block. If this is the extent of your picking, it’s not going to cause a problem But if like Carys your nibbling is...

Plate-clearing: Vice or Virtue?

What’s your immediate reaction to someone leaving food on their plate? Disapproval? Admiration? Or even envy? It turns out that not finishing what you were served is a highly emotive issue. One of the steps I recommend to my Appetite Retraining clients who are working...

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....
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...