Fool your brain into eating less

“Fool your brain into eating less” might seem an impossible claim – surely if we know we’re being tricked it won’t work? However, we can’t help but be fooled, even when we know, and that’s why the following tips to feel fuller quicker work so well.

Secondary gains – the tip of the iceberg

Weight loss is an area that takes up a lot of peoples’ energy and attention, especially in the New Year. People join clubs and classes, or sign up to diets and meal replacement plans.

Stop the diet and start losing weight

If New Year has inspired you to go on a diet you might be interested in knowing your chances of still being at your target weight two years later. The bad news is that only one in twenty people will keep the weight off – and out of the nineteen who don’t five will actually put weight on.

Practical steps to healthier eating

This guest blog on getting your diet into a healthier shape after Christmas is written by nutritional therapist Celia Cooper.

“I feel so full – why am I eating so much?”

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat – Not just the goose.  These trousers have gone very tight over the last week.

Restrictive eating – a case study

Christmas is coming and that includes the traditional Christmas dinner – a turkey, roast potatoes, sausages wrapped in bacon, brussel sprouts, and more besides.  For Kevin* though Christmas dinner was chicken nuggets and oven chips.  But then every dinner was chicken nuggets and oven chips for Kevin, because he was in the grip of restrictive eating.

Orthorexia – when healthy eating misfires

We’re all encouraged to eat healthily, with the familiar mantra “the right amount of the right food at the right time” underlining what we feel we should be doing. But what happens when that focus on health becomes an unhealthy compulsion? This is a condition called orthorexia.

Breaking the cycle of yo-yo dieting

When Maddie* came to see me she shared an incredible fact with me – over the last few years she had lost about 12 stones in weight. She had just asked for my help to lose weight but as I said to her “If you’ve managed to lose that much weight you’re probably the last person who needs to learn more.”