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...
Professionals: How to enhance working memory to help your client to eat less

Professionals: How to enhance working memory to help your client to eat less

Photo by creatv-eight for Unsplash I recently wrote a blog titled “What is working memory and why does it matter for weight loss?” where I explained that we only have limited brain capacity, and we need some of this capacity when we want to change how we eat. In...
How Appetite Retraining can help you eat better during lockdown

How Appetite Retraining can help you eat better during lockdown

  Given how limited our lives are during lockdown, food is even more of an issue than it was before. And that’s saying something. With #lockdownweightgain trending on twitter, it seems we are eating more out of boredom or stress, or because someone in our...
The Covid Lockdown: Coping with sudden, massive change

The Covid Lockdown: Coping with sudden, massive change

Psychotherapist Esther Perel spoke to the Financial Times’ Culture Call podcast about coping in a pandemic. There’s a lot of good stuff in the interview, but Esther’s experience with clients differs from mine, so here is my take on one of the points we differ on....