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...
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...
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...

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...