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New Year. New Start. Will dieting work?

Time to do something about the weight we gained in 2013! Most of us think of dieting. But diets have a poor success rate. There are alternatives. read more

Added on 01.01.2014

Carbs - should you be cutting them out of your diet?

Low carb and no carb diets for weight loss. Will they work for you? Many of my clients tell me they have given up potatoes. They never mention sugar. read more

Added on 05.05.2013

Eating fast makes you fat

People who eat rapidly risk being overweight. Research shows that obese people eat fast and maintain the same rate of eating throughout meals. read more

Added on 03.12.2012

Dieting causes binge eating

Trying to limit your food intake by dieting produces a tendency to overeat or even binge when restrictions are lifted. read more

Added on 23.11.2012

Danger - airbrushed images can damage your health

Even the stars don't match up to their pictures in the magazines and other advertising. read more

Added on 14.11.2012

Dieting makes you fat

There is now a lot of evidence that shows that dieters are prone to future weight gain. read more

Added on 13.08.2012

What happens when you go on a diet?

For most people, dieting leads to increased attention to food and thinking about it all the time. This results in cravings and overeating. read more

Added on 11.06.2012

Men and women put on weight for different reasons

Researchers have studied the explanations we give for gaining weight, and it shows that men and women give different causes. read more

Added on 03.05.2012

Hard wired to love fatty foods

The combination of fat and sugar or fat and salt really hits the spot. Delicious. Find out why are they so irresistible? read more

Added on 01.04.2012

What's the problem with dieting?

Well, it is great for a few weeks so you can squeeze back into an outfit for a special event, like a wedding or the summer holiday. read more

Added on 02.03.2012

Overweight in youngsters

Childhood obesity is a problem in Scotland. As the Government reports, in 2009 almost a third of children were outwith the healthy weight range. read more

Added on 14.10.2011

Health of Scotland's population

Yesterday the Scottish Government published summary statistics showing changes in overweight and obesity in Scotland between 1995 and 2009. read more

Added on 22.09.2011

Junk food is addictive

American researchers found burgers, chips and sausages programme the human brain into craving even more sugar, salt and fat laden food. read more

Added on 02.09.2011

The Devil Wears Prada and overeating

There are lots of psychologists and neuroscientists helping the food industry to get us to make their choices. read more

Added on 16.08.2011

Fizzy drinks make you fat

The excellent Dr Sharma of the University of Alberta has pointed to research from Purdue University which shows that calories taken in a drink do not register with our brains as a meal. We feel just as hungry as if we had taken no calories at all. Some of these drinks can be as much as 200 calories - 10% of our daily allowance.

For calories to register in our brains, they need to be in solid food. If you are wanting to lose weight, the easiest thing to give up is calorie filled drinks, such as fizzy drinks, and it could help you lose one pound a week.

Added on 20.04.2011

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