Binge Eating – Escaping the cycle

Binge eating is shameful secret that is more common than you think.  It often stems from stress, dieting or suppressing emotions which unleashes feelings of guilt and disgust. I remember as a teenager, using my lunch money for cigarettes (and my mother thought I was...

Supersize me!

Supersize portions ………….where did it begin?  Where will it end?  The second episode in BBC 2’s brilliant run of programmes on ‘The Men Who Made Us Fat’, looked at Supersizing, especially in the fast food market. Many people assume (I was one of...

Healthiest ever (?) Banoffee Pie!

What you need …. 2oz hard salted butter 50g ground almonds 2 teasp of Stevia or 1 teasp Xylitol ½ large ripe banana or 1 small 4 stoned Medjool dates 3 tsp almond butter Couple pinches of rock salt How you do it…… Heat oven to 160 degrees Melt the...

We are growing – how did it happen???

The Guardian G2 recently (13.6.12) had a very interesting article on excess sugar, with a related programme ‘The men that made us fat’ shown on BBC 2 (14.6.12). The topic was something that I have been telling my clients for a while now – the idea that it is...

Bacteria not just calories keep us slim

  The bacteria in our gut help us stay slim!  Latest research published in the British Journal of Nutrition has found that obese people have different gut flora to lean people. Another study (Duca, 2012) shows that bacteria in our gut influence our appetite hormone,...

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