dieting Tag

I spoke at an International Women's Day event last week. It was a reasonably large event and I started by stating that 'statistically there were over 15 people currently in the room who have an eating disorder'. I talked about the secrecy surrounding eating disorders and...

As part of a ‘new corporate strategy’ Weightwatchers in the US, has announced it will be promoting free memberships to teens aged 13 - 17years old. Weightwatchers claim it will "help the development of healthy habits at a critical life stage". I would argue that...

  The sign-up numbers for gym membership increase by about 15% in the first month of the year, so your local gym will be warming up this week in order to sell, as it does every year,  the idea of obtaining the perfect body. We know that...

Ever wonder why your partner eats too much, even when you warn him or her not to? It could be precisely because your admonitions put your partner into a state of reactance, causing them to go against your advice just to prove their independence. Reactance is...

A couple of weeks ago I made an amazing discovery. Thanks to a facebook advertisement from a local health club, I now realise that I have two bodies; a winter body and a summer body. The summer body, is apparently made in the winter, so I’m...

Many people refer to themselves as compulsive eaters and say "I eat when I'm happy, and I eat when I'm sad", so it's worth considering what we can do to help understand the dissatisfied eater. Dissatisfied eaters eat heavily, need lots of variety, have a strong...