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Does Sleep Affect Weight Loss?

Does sleep affect weight loss – it absolutely does, and yet sleep is an undervalued commodity in the 21st century Western World. Personally I make a big effort to get the sleep I need as I can get a bit grumpy without it. But grumpiness to one side – consistent lack of sleep plays havoc […]

Diets Don’t Work For Weight Loss

There is just so much evidence right in front of us every single day that diets don’t work, but still they are most people’s ‘go to’ when it comes to losing weight. Maybe that’s because we all love a shortcut. If diets really worked would there be a need to keep promoting them? If they […]

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, […]

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