I’m Dr Helen McCarthy, the Appetite Doctor.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I’ve been helping people change for 30 years. When I began to work on the psychology of weight loss in 2011, I used myself as my first guinea pig. I lost one and a half stone over 6 months and have kept it off very easily.
Since then, I’ve successfully used my Appetite Retraining methodology with my private clients, and am now teaching other healthcare professionals how to use Appetite Retraining to help their clients lose weight. If you’d like to learn how to lose weight, I’d love to help you too.
Buy the book
Lose weight permanently eating all your favourite foods.
“This is amazing. It took one sitting to read and has totally re wired my thoughts around food. I am already seeing the pounds fall off!”
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Workshops and training events
The Psychology of Weight Loss workshop
Masterclass on Food Cravings
“Helen gave me a new way of looking at weight loss and habit change that’s made the biggest difference to the way I help my clients”
“Thank you for a wonderful workshop full of brilliance – I will use the ideas straight away in my work”
The Appetite Pendulum
The Appetite Pendulum is at the centre of Appetite Retraining. It provides a way of judging your level of hunger or fullness that makes losing weight simple and natural.
Freedom around food
Changing how you eat can make you anxious initially. This free guide to Managing Food Related Anxiety will help you reduce feelings of anxiety and agitation and give you freedom around food.
Reversing middle-age weight gain. How Anna lost 9 pounds in two months and has kept it off ever since.
“I knew this was the right approach for me because Helen said, ‘you carry on eating what you like to eat and you don’t have to change your routine or what you eat’.”
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I had been trying for years to lose the extra pounds that kept creeping on and never managed to shift them. With Appetite Retraining something just clicked. With just a couple of easy changes to my daily eating pattern, I hit my target on schedule, having lost a pound a week for several months. And even over Christmas, I didn’t put anything back on. I feel in control of my eating and my weight, which feels wonderful. I feel fitter and ten years younger. Now dressing up is fun again and I have a new wardrobe.