December 3, 2019

Eating in anticipation of future restriction is known as the last supper effect. It is the final hurrah of eating before the dreaded hunger and temptation of all the foods you can’t eat kicks in.

May 14, 2019

Categorising food by gender stereotypes is unhealthy for both men and women.

February 9, 2019

A diet not only restricts your energy intake but is any protocol of eating that comes with a set of rules. It is any eating plan, even those that declare to be a healthy lifestyle change, that promise to reset your metabolism or cure whatever ails you. Weight loss may...

April 16, 2018

Exploring the limitations of nutritional research and how this research is sensationalised to generate fear or hope.

December 19, 2017

I restricted what I ate during the week, but when the reins came off on the weekends I would eat excessive quantities of what I perceived to be 'treat foods'.

September 25, 2017

Children intuitively know what and how to eat. Most of us lose this intuition by adulthood as a result of trusting external labels and rules over our own bodies

August 8, 2017

Simply planning to go on a diet can trigger overeating in restrained eaters in anticipation of imminent deprivation, thus resulting in a last supper effect.

June 20, 2017

Switching to a higher consumption of wholefoods, rather than processed foods, can help you learn to trust your body and achieve a balance that is right for you.

June 15, 2017

Restriction and labelling foods as good or bad not only leads to confusion and overwhelm, but also a desire for the very foods that are off limits.

May 17, 2017

Depriving yourself of something you really enjoy can lead to obsessing about it and eventually giving in to it. Try this awareness technique instead for drinking alcohol.

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