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...

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...

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...

How to stop feeling anxious about feeling hungry

When feeling hungry makes you anxious, and makes you eat more than you need If the idea of getting hungry fills you with unease, or even dread, you may find yourself eating extra now to avoid risking hunger pangs later. I call this “Insurance Policy Eating”. Taking...