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Eat with your Mouth… Or Eat with your Mind?

One of the problems that people experience when they are trying to alter their eating habits is continuing to eat with their Minds and not with their Mouths.

We eat with our Minds when our thought patterns override the body’s physiological needs.  “It’s been a long day so I deserve a treat”, “That looks delicious, […]

Food Addiction – Is it real?

Food Addiction Institute

The Food Addiction Institute in the U.S. has some interesting “Food For Thought” on Food Addiction.  As we agree, you don’t have to meet full criteria for Food Addiction to experience some of the cravings, metabolic changes and neurochemical issues associated with F.A.

There is now little doubt that continuous eating of certain […]

Exercise and Weight Loss – The Interesting Way

Try It At Westwood

Weight Loss doesn’t have to be boring!

Westwood Gyms are giving away a free 4-day pass, so you can try out all they have to offer… Free Of Charge!

Increasing our positive behaviours is an important step along the road to change.  Why not give one of their interesting classes a go, or […]

Weight Loss, Food Addiction and… Katie Hopkins?

Katie Hopkins talks Weight Loss

Boy am I glad Katie Hopkins isn’t my weight loss coach!

She’s right, of course – obesity and weight issues are becoming of concern to all of us.  But for those who struggle with weight management, psychological factors, food addiction, cravings, and food additives all play their role.  Similarly to how we […]

Stove-Top Smoking for Weight Loss

Lads, we’re LOVING our new stove-top smoker that lets you smoke meat, fish, cheese and vegetables right from your own home.  These nifty little devices are available on www.amazon.co.uk, delivered to your door.  Moist and smoky, what better way to enjoy your favourite meats and veg?  We can’t get enough.  The wood chips come in […]

For healthy weight loss – steer well clear!

Do be wary of these falsely advertised, sugar laden products if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight, equalise your blood sugar balance and steer clear of cravings.  Despite their bright, child friendly packaging and their marketing ploys that advertise “enriched with vitamins” or “low in fat”, most of these processed cereals are, in […]

Asian food stores – making weight loss cookery interesting!

Asian food markets are a virtual treasure trove of unusual low carb products to give that extra twist to your home cooking.  For our purposes, we suggest steering clear of the naan breads (!) but heading to the fridge or the extensive vegetable sections.  I’m thinking okra masala and paneer cheese.  Asian food markets […]

Food Addiction and Weight Loss

In order to successfully maintain your weight loss into the future, you need to know about Food Addiction, how it originates, how it grows, and ultimately how to combat it.  We cover Food Addiction in some detail in our Food For Thought programme.  However, if you’d like to read more, this excellent book explains […]

Weight loss difficulties are NOT about “blaming everyone else for problems we can control”!

Weight Loss Documentary

While it’s always interesting to follow the journey, trials and tribulations of somebody who is successfully losing weight, anybody who has spent a good deal of their lives being 8 stone is probably not somebody experiencing food addictions…, or immense difficulty sustaining weight loss. The Sun journalist Katie Hopkins is quoted as […]

Diet SOS by Lisa Fitzpatrick

Well done to stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick, for being brave enough to tell us about her weight loss journey, and for proving that we all can make lifestyle changes, even if we’re busy!