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...
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...