Category Archives : Weight Loss

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.   […]

The Truth About Sugar

Patients come in to my surgery asking if they’re diabetic because often they find themselves feeling tired and shaky, and eating or drinking something sugary makes them feel better. This isn’t diabetes – but it is a potential addiction to sugar. At the very least it’s exposing some food choices within the last few hours […]

Are You The Type Of Person Who Can Lose Weight?

I often get asked for meal plans and recipes. I’ll be honest with you, you’re missing the point if this is the main thing you’re after from me, and it comes down to the actions behind three words carried out in a particular order: Be → Do → Have You want the slimmer healthier body, and to […]

2 Simple Things That Help You Lose Weight

Does what you want for your weight and health seems like an impossibly big jump from where you are now? If it does it probably means you’re spending too much of your energy focusing on what you’ve got right now. To change you need to start shifting your energy away from what you don’t want in […]

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