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Changing your mind

It’s often said that if you eat less sugar for a while your taste buds will change, so that the sugary stuff you used to love becomes much too sweet. But it's not the taste buds themselves that change; what changes is your brain’s interpretation of the messages coming from the taste buds.
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Food addiction in our culture

Food addiction, just like any addiction, grows from roots in so many different places, from the chemistry of our bodies to our social traditions, from private self-regard to national legislation. All of them can exert an influence on those moments when your addictive desire has appeared and demands to be satisfied.
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GUEST POST: “Eating Less” and Children

by Rosie. While attending Gillian’s EATING LESS ONLINE webinars earlier this year, there was some discussion in our Facebook group about our children’s eating, and the messages we send out to them. The webinars had helped us become more aware of these issues in ourselves and, especially for those of us with young children, we inevitably started thinking about what we might be creating for them.
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Q&A: Insulin resistance

The Question: Can you help me with a weight problem? I’ve used your book EATING LESS for some time and already succeeded with impressive (to me!) changes in what I’m eating, including cutting out sweet things after my evening meal and cutting way down on snacks.
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Q&A: Food on trial

The Question: From reading your book and blogs, it seems you promote a low carb diet. So sometimes I think, "Oh, I can't eat that; that's not Gillian's program." How do I let go of that and not treat this as another prohibitive program? And, do you promote a low carb diet?
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A Little Bit More

I wonder if this is something that happens to you from time to time. A particular item of “food” attracts your attention; you want to eat it and it’s available to you. I write it as “food” because it’s not food; it’s just something that will delight your senses for a few moments, distract and entertain you.
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Q&A: Gut instincts

The Question: I read an article and then a book about the power of our gut microbiome. There seems to be a growing interest in research telling us the condition of our gut health is more in charge of us than we think – in charge of our moods, weight, health and even what foods we crave and how much we eat. I’d be very interested to hear if you are aware of this research, and what you think of all this.
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And here’s what they said about my last seminar…

I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar and look forward to moving forward with excellent tools. Thank you. I feel excited to feel that, after decades of trying to leave the burden of overeating aside, this radically new way of understanding the science and link between mental and biophysical process of addiction offers a very realistic chance to really deal with this issue for good.
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Set Point

This week a TV documentary here in the UK was promoting the Set Point Theory, so I thought I’d re-visit this idea as you might be interested. The Set Point Theory says that your body can learn to prefer a higher weight, so that your Set Point becomes raised to a level that’s overweight or even obese.
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