Controlling Your Hunger Hormones

There are two big players when it comes to the drive to eat: as with all body signals there’s one hormone to turn it on and one to turn it off, and the balance of the two determine the overall … Read More

Mindful Eating

People who are not happy with their weight typically spend a lot of time thinking about food when there is no food in front of them. Equally typically, when there is food in front of them, they think of anything … Read More

What Makes A Good ‘Diet’?

Let me give you a quick overview of how your body works and teach you a few key facts about nutrients – how they are digested and what your body needs nutritionally to be healthy and to burn fat. This … Read More

Are you really hungry? Or do you just think you’re hungry?

Your brain uses different chemicals to generate different moods or feelings. Let’s call this neuro-chemical cocktail ‘brain juice’. This combination of neurochemicals in your brain juice affects hunger and is what causes some people to compulsively overeat. Always keep in … Read More

Kedgeree

Serves 4 250g/8oz long-grain brown rice 1 egg 300g/10oz smoked haddock 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley Juice of ½ lemon Salt and black pepper 15g/ ½ oz butter or 50g/2oz fromage frais Cook the rice as usual, drain and rinse … Read More

Eat the Foods You Love and That Love You Back

We often eat because food gives us a good feeling; but some foods give us a better feeling than others! Generally, chocolate produces a better emotional reward than cabbage. It’s useful to know which foods boost your mood then you … Read More

How to Break Bad Diet Habits for Good

WHEN it comes to how we eat, we are creatures of habit and many of our habits – especially our bad ones – are created without us realising. If you want to break a bad habit the key is to … Read More

Obesity – It’s Not Just What You Eat

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall recently said that Obesity has become the ‘new normal’. It affects so many of us, two thirds of us are overweight and many suffer from Diabetes and related health issues – YES eating healthy fresh food instead … Read More

Veg Power – Why You Should Eat More Vegetables

Last week was national Vegetarian Week and it’s worth mentioning the real power of eating more vegetables, not just as a way of aiding you to lose weight, but vegetables also have incredible health benefits that you should take seriously. … Read More