What we can learn from how we ate as infants

What we can learn from how we ate as infants

Whilst developing Appetite Retraining, I was on a huge learning curve. Despite decades of training and experience in providing psychological therapy, I was having to go back to first principles in order to think about eating and appetite in a way that could help me...
Professionals: How you can use visual imagery to help your clients lose weight

Professionals: How you can use visual imagery to help your clients lose weight

Mental imagery or visualisation has long been used in psychological therapies, partly because of its powerful healing potential. It is this healing potential that we can harness in working to help people change unhelpful eating habits and lose weight. Your client’s...

Becoming a bestseller and a short video on eating habits

It’s been an exciting week at Appetite Retraining HQ! First, as you can see, my book became an Amazon Number 1 Bestseller!! Thank you to everyone who has bought it and if it’s helped you, please tell other people that there is an alternative to...

Plate size, meal size, fat shaming and food waste

When Alie Ward recently posted this photo on twitter asking “How can I get these plates from @Macys banned in all 50 states?”, her tweet had 6,700 replies, 5,900 retweets and 49,700 likes. That’s a lot of activity. I’ve scrolled down the first 50 replies and they are...

How we form new, healthy habits

A lot of what’s stopping you losing weight and keeping it off could be your unhelpful eating habits. Nibbling at food whilst you’re cooking, eating to stave off boredom, having a slice of cake with coffee at work because everyone else is, grazing through a family...

How to stop picking at food whilst you’re cooking

It’s all too easy to “pick” whilst you’re preparing food. Maybe a piece of chopped red pepper or the bit of cheese that broke off when you’re grating the block. If this is the extent of your picking, it’s not going to cause a problem But if like Carys your nibbling is...