How we form new, healthy habits

A lot of what’s stopping you losing weight and keeping it off could be your unhelpful eating habits. Nibbling at food whilst you’re cooking, eating to stave off boredom, having a slice of cake with coffee at work because everyone else is, grazing through a family...

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...

Confused about what you should eat? So was I until I read this…..

There is so much vitriolic disagreement on twitter (my favourite social media platform) about what foods are good for us, that I frankly switched off long ago. If the experts couldn’t agree – in fact far from agreeing, experts often take polar opposite positions –...

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)...