Sleep and obesity – why sleep loss stops weight loss

The link between sleep and obesity has already been recognised for some time. However, new research shows that it’s potentially much more complicated than was previously thought.

Low fat chocolate recipe

A low fat chocolate recipe may seem as reckless a claim as a recipe may seem out of place on a hypnotherapy blog. But given the blog’s tradition of hands on experiment here’s a recipe to try at home.

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.

Systems not goals

New Year is the time when people tend to set themselves goals – to lose weight, to run a half-marathon. In every case they’re meant to make us happier – but what if the best way to achieve that is almost to stop having them?

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.

Is your fitness tracker making you fatter?

What do you think of this then?  My latest fitness tracker. Yes, very er … matt black. Cutting edge you know.  Synchronises with my phone and my iPad, counts all my activity – steps, running, sleep, the lot.  Amazing bit of kit, I wouldn’t be without it.

Couvade syndrome – male pregnancy

Couvade syndrome is the name given to sympathetic pregnancy in men – with everything from morning sickness and cravings all the way through to labour pains. But what causes it – and how common is it?

A matter of taste

We’re all aware of the four tastes – sweet, salty, bitter and sour – and many of us are also aware of the fifth, umami. But how many tastes are there, and how can understanding them help you to be healthier?