How to Interrupt the Compulsion (to Eat or to Restrict)

Compulsions are like - strong, irresistible impulses to do something - usually something you don't actually want to do (in your rational mind) - like continuing to eat, even though you're full; finishing the packet of biscuits, even though you stopped enjoying them a while ago; like opening (and eating)...

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Why You Can’t Stop Thinking About Food

Does it feel as though you can't stop thinking about food? Are you thinking about food first thing in the morning and last thing at night (and about a million times in between)? Do you wake up worrying if you'll be able to control your intake, go to bed at night evaluating your day and judging...

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How to Eat Emotionally

Do you have a goal to always eat mindfully, to only eat when you're physically hungry and to stop the moment you've had enough nutritional input? Perhaps you believe that eating emotionally is a bad thing, that you shouldn't ever do it, and that you should work really hard to put food and eating into...

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Ideal Weight, Healthy Weight, Natural Weight… Happy Weight?

When I was growing up, there was many a Monday morning when I'd see a new sheet of paper on the bathroom wall above the scale, with a chart neatly drawn on it. The days were marked on the one axis. Weight on the other. There were 2 dots on the chart: one for current weight, and one for 'ideal' weight,...

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Triggers Don’t Cause Your Overeating

I can understand if it's confusing to hear that triggers don't cause your overeating. I've heard the advice given so many times, that you need to find and resolve the triggers of your overeating or binge eating before you can change the behaviour. To start with, there are thousands of potential...

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