Category: Food addiction

Once upon a time - the diet myths of small food changes and diet swaps

Small food changes & slow weight loss – diet myths

Making small food changes to your diet produces a slow weight loss. According to some “experts”, including the NHS, losing weight this way is really easy. In fact, their overall message is that slow and steady is the best way to lose weight: “Making small, simple changes to what and how much you are eating […]

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What is a perfect diet? - a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

What is a perfect diet? – a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

So, we are battling on with 2022 and you are probably still looking for the perfect diet. Food is plentiful and the ongoing battle against the bulge is not showing any signs of success soon for many dieters. You may well have joined a slimming club or paid for a personal trainer as you do […]

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Scales and blood glucose meter - DIABETES NHS PILOT – LOW CALORIE VS VERY LOW CALORIE DIET

Diabetes NHS pilot – Low Calorie vs Very Low Calorie diet

With considerable fanfare, and very long overdue, there is currently a NHS pilot for type 2 diabetes. It is intended to promote the remission of type 2 diabetes, without the need for medication, and through diet alone. It is a considerable step forward for the NHS in the fight against obesity but ignores many years […]

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Pharmacy holds the key to guaranteed weight loss

Guaranteed weight loss? Pharmacy support holds the key

Weight loss is not always easy, but you’ll not be hard pressed to find a diet offering guaranteed weight loss. Interestingly, claims of “losing weight forever” are also unrestrained. These are bold claims and, enticing as they are, will likely be rather dubious and must be questioned vigorously. There are so many diets on the […]

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Salad clock - Intermittent fasting is it safe and effective?

Intermittent Fasting – is fasting safe & does it work?

The current fashion for intermittent fasting for weight loss doesn’t seem to be abating. A quick keyword search for “intermittent fasting” shows a whopping 110,000 monthly online searches. Interest in intermittent fasting will wane as the next fad diet invests heavily to get all the media attention. Deep pockets generally only last so long in […]

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Bank of calories - spend calories quickly to tackle obesity

Bank of calories – spend calories quickly to tackle obesity

There are some people who are multi-billionaires.  Although their excess pounds are in sterling, not body weight, they are essentially obese with money. The over-wealthy have daily expenses just like the rest of us. However, if for some reason they had to forgo new income for a few weeks, they would be unlikely to take […]

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Key to diet success - Can you just eat less and exercise your way thinner?

Can you just eat less and exercise your way thinner?

Eat less and exercise more! End of instruction for weight loss.  Obese people are routinely told their weight problem is due to a lack of sufficient exercise. This is a simple and an efficient way to blame an individual for carrying excess weight. In reality this is little more than fat-shaming, well-intentioned or otherwise. Before […]

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Can cheating on your diet improve weight loss results?

Can cheating on your diet improve weight loss?

Although we have posted this already we wanted to make sure it is fully understood, especially in this new lockdown, that cheating on your diet is very rarely advisable. Although some traditional diets advocate snacking and/or some element of cheating, we strongly recommend you don’t. With traditional diets rarely producing significant weight loss, this advice […]

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Lazy - fat shaming is not a weight loss solution

Lazy? Fat shaming won’t get weight loss results.

Are you lazy? Be honest, do you think those who are obese are just lazy? Lazy is defined in the Collins Dictionary as:  If someone is lazy, they do not want to work or make any effort to do anything “I can’t be shamed into losing weight – I’m not lazy or lacking in self-discipline” […]

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