I’ve had several people ask for my opinion on snacks recently. You’ve likely heard conflicting thoughts on this – some people believe you should eat every few hours and others believe you should avoid snacks altogether (especially snacks eaten in the evening). As you I know, I don’t believe in one-size-fits-all rules. If you […]
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Do you have a little voice inside your head that tells you that you aren’t good enough?  Or that your weight is too high or “how could I be so stupid to eat that bar of chocolate/those crisps/all that toast”? I would like to introduce you to the Inner Critic.  We all have one and I’m […]
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  I’m just back from Newcastle after spending a few days with altered eating expert Duika Burges Watson.  My brain is almost exploding from all of the information I learned.  One of the key take away points was that current research suggests that foods high in fat and/or sugar increase dopamine in the brain which lead […]
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  Have you ever considered the possibility that a medication you are taking may be affecting your weight? Medication is one of the first things I ask about in a consultation because it can have such a massive impact on appetite, cravings and weight.  Certain anti-depressants, certain anti-psychotic medication, corticosteroids and even some medications for […]
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When learning something new do you: a) try to figure it out yourself; b) look for someone to “teach” you? c) look for someone to “coach” you? If you’ve been struggling with your weight for a long time, maybe the problem isn’t you at all. Maybe instead, it’s a sign that you need to start […]
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  Struggling to lose weight? Feel like you KNOW what you should be doing, but you just can’t get yourself to DO it? Maybe you can relate to Susan… Susan has literally tried a million different ways to lose weight. Slimming clubs, meal replacement shakes, low carb, gym memberships…she’s even secretly priced out getting bariatric […]
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03 May 2019
  When you have a food craving…is it really the food itself that you want? The chewiness, smoothness, sweetness, saltiness or whatever physical properties the food has? Or are you eating to try and change the way you feel? Maybe you are trying to change your physical state – eg. to rev yourself up or […]
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Have you ever considered the possibility that maybe your weight and your eating habits aren’t actually the problem? That maybe issues with food and weight are actually a symptom of something else (ie. The tip of the iceberg?) Almost every single person who comes to see me (at least initially) thinks their weight is the […]
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I was out for a group lunch on the weekend and ended up sitting across from someone I didn’t know. When our food arrived, she just happened to mention that after dieting for a short time, the only thing that she sees (or thinks about) when she looks at a food, are the number of […]
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When you are craving a particular food….is it the taste of the food you want…or the texture (or both)? Two years ago, I started doing more research into the taste, smell and texture of food and that’s when it hit me — all of the crazy food combinations I’ve come up with over the years […]
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