Category Archives : Weight Loss

Spotting The Signs Of Food Addiction

Signs of food addiction are remarkably similar to signs of addiction to booze and hard drugs.. In my opinion food addiction is the most common dangerous addiction of all. Dr Julie: “Has it occurred to you you’re addicted to food?” Patient: “Why do you say that????” Along with a horrified look on their face. Dr […]

Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss – Made Easy

Have you tried intermittent fasting for weight loss? Fasting is not a new thing, we’re designed for it. Until relatively recent times in human history eating habits were generally feast or famine. The standard 3 meals per day is a new phenomenon and has become habit for most.     Fasting can help with weight […]

How Much Sugar Per Day Is OK?

Refined sugar is one of the most fattening things you can eat and it can be addictive. With that in mind how much sugar per day is ok to eat? Where Does Sugar Come From? Most of the sugar produced in the UK is from sugar beet, which is a root vegetable with a high […]

Weight Loss Plateau – How To Get Off!

You’re probably well versed in the weight loss plateau if you’re a seasoned dieter. You’ve been doing really well for a while and for no immediately obvious reason you hit a weight loss plateau, your weight stays the same for a few weeks, or even a few months! Relatively short weight loss plateaus of 2-3 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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.   […]

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