Why do you always seem to have room for dessert?

Why do you always seem to have room for dessert?

Being able to make room for dessert even when we’ve eaten our fill at a meal has been dubbed the “dessert stomach” or “second stomach”. Of course, we humans only have one stomach, and being tempted by the dessert menu isn’t because we have another stomach. It’s a...
How a behavioural switch can help you stop eating

How a behavioural switch can help you stop eating

One of the reasons many of us eat more than we need is that we eat beyond the point of feeling full. It’s so easy to keep eating when the food is delicious but day-in, day-out this can lead to feeling out of control around food. Learning how to stop eating when we’re...
Professionals: The new Canadian Obesity Guidelines on behavioural interventions

Professionals: The new Canadian Obesity Guidelines on behavioural interventions

Obesity Canada have published new guidelines on clinical practice which include a chapter on psychological and behavioural interventions in obesity management. If you work with people who live with obesity it’s really worth reading. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in the...
Guest Blog: Dr Jen Unwin on “Sugar Addiction”

Guest Blog: Dr Jen Unwin on “Sugar Addiction”

My guest, Dr Jen Unwin I invited Dr Jen Unwin, Consultant Clinical and Health Psychologist to write a blog on the subject of sugar addiction. This is a particular interest of hers, and she’ll be running a residential workshop in Bristol in May 2021, details of...
Professionals: How to make self-weighing helpful to your clients

Professionals: How to make self-weighing helpful to your clients

I love reading academic research on eating and appetite that is readily applicable to the real-life situations I encounter every day at work with people who are unhappy with what they weigh, how they look, how they eat, or all three. An example of super-useful...
Covid-19 and a renewed government focus on weight loss

Covid-19 and a renewed government focus on weight loss

Weight loss is back in the headlines as the UK government announces a new 12-point strategy to help people reduce weight. The impetus has come from reports that weight is a factor in how badly we suffer with covid-19 if we fall ill with it. Personally I really dislike...