Blog: March 2010

Rapid eating is associated with obesity and thus diabetes

Speed of eating turns out to be one of the earliest predictors of obesity. And obesity is a risk factor for diabetes. read more

Added on 25.03.2010

Eating slowly to lose weight

Can it really be that easy? Well, how quickly do you eat your food?

It takes about 20 minutes for the stretch receptors to signal your brain to say that your stomach is full. So if you are eating really quickly, you might have gone past Full before your brain has caught up. Here are 4 suggestions.

  1. Take smaller bites.
  2. Chew thoroughly without gulping.
  3. Enjoy the taste and texture of food.
  4. Put your hands in your lap between mouthfuls

This gives you time to trigger the body's satiety response, so fewer calories are consumed to feel satisfied.

Hypnosis helps you to embed changes like these, so that they become automatic. So if you are near Glasgow, contact me.

Added on 20.03.2010

Hedonic hyperphagia - lawks, what can that be?

Hedonic hyperphagia is overeating for reward or pleasure rather than need for calories. Eating because it is nice. Eating for fun. read more

Added on 18.03.2010

CBT and hypnosis have been shown to control symptoms of IBS

The symptoms of IBS can be made worse by our attitudes to illness and our thought processes. It's that mind-body link. read more

Added on 16.03.2010

Drink water before your meal to lose weight

Research into people who are trying to lose weight has shown that drinking a pint of water (tap water is fine) before a meal helps to reduce weight. read more

Added on 04.03.2010

Gastroenteritis can trigger IBS

Researchers in Spain and Britain have found that IBS is higher where food poisoning has occurred. See your doctor if you have a gut infection. read more

Added on 04.03.2010

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