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Using Food For Comfort – Where Does It Start?

If you’re using food for comfort I wonder if it’s ever occurred to you that you’ve been trained into it. A great friend told me about a moment of realisation she had with her toddler. He’d fallen down and hurt his knee. His reaction was to ask to food, and she suddenly thought “OMG, I’m […]

Is Snacking Good For Weight Loss?

Is snacking good for weight loss? When I was young snacking wasn’t the big thing it is these days. I remember coming in from playing a asking for food because I was starving and Mum would say “Wait for your dinner!” Have We Always Snacked? Snacking is actually a relatively new behaviour particularly in adults, […]

Losing Weight – The Missing Secret

Losing weight is one of those simple but not necessarily easy things to do. That’s because you don’t know the missing secret yet, and you’re up against two powerful adversaries: Your habits that trip you up every time you get around to losing weight The environment – especially the food and diet industry, losing weight […]

Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

Lowering cholesterol naturally is topical because as medical guidelines regularly change about who ‘needs’ statins, more and more people are finding themselves being advised they need to take them. Some people want to be a bit more proactive when it comes to their health and avoid side effects of drugs. So instead of treating symptoms with […]

Does Chicken Make You Fat?

Does chicken make you fat? Not a question I hear very often, but I do often wonder where it comes from that chicken is a healthier option. According to the US Department of Agriculture, about 100 years ago a single serving of chicken contained enough fat to provide 16 calories. Now you get around 200 calories […]

Best Alcoholic Drinks For Weight Loss

I often get asked what the best alcoholic drinks for weight loss are, and my answer is pretty simple really. As a doctor and a healthy person myself, I’m interested in my health as well as being slim. So I’m answering this question making the assumption you’re being really good because you value your health too.   […]

How Do I Lose Weight?

How do I lose weight? Easily the most common question I get asked! Usually when people ask me this they do it with a pretty despondent tone, because they’ve tried loads of things before and nothing has worked for very long. I can see why people get to the point where they think they just […]

Caffeine Withdrawal Symptoms

You can feel absolutely shocking with caffeine withdrawal symptoms if you stop having caffeine suddenly. That’s if you’re dependent on caffeine – and most caffeine users are, even if they don’t know it. If you need caffeine to feel ok, or to get a lift – you’re probably addicted – your caffeine withdrawal symptoms are starting to kick in, […]

How To Change & Lose Your Weight

To lose your weight you have to change. I’m not so much talking about what you eat, how much you eat, and what exercise you do when I say that. What I’m referring to is – you have to change. Because it’s only when you change that all that stuff on the outside will change and you will […]

What’s Your Resistance To Weight Loss?

If you’re not losing your weight, but you’re saying you want to – what’s stopping you? What’s your resistance to weight loss? There’s going to be some resistance to weight loss in your head somewhere that’s stopping you making the changes you need to make to lose your weight – and that shows itself in the things you say and […]

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