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If You Don’t Have Time

If you’re thinking you don’t have time to spend on this, to read and consider how you could make important changes, then you are exactly the kind of person who could benefit most from this blog. And this irony really is the heart of the whole problem.
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Thoughts on Detox

It’s become popular over the past few years to think of detoxification as something along the lines of a 5-day juice- or water-fast. All experts I come across are in agreement that some process of detoxification is wise, but many actually caution against those more extreme protocols.
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I’m Overeating Because

What causes overeating? Is it caused by nutritional and biochemical deficiencies in the body? Or by some kind of malfunction in the brain? Is it a problem that’s entirely physical, where people's thoughts – beliefs and attitudes – wouldn’t have any impact at all?
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The Elevator Pitch

What is it that’s on offer here? What is “Eating Less” all about? What makes it any different from eating less on a diet, which always falls apart sooner or later? Some years ago a business coach advised me to come up with an ‘Elevator Pitch’. This is a way to answer all of those questions to a stranger in the time it takes for the elevator you’re both in to go from one floor to the next.
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Addiction In Sight

There was a programme on BBC Radio 4 a while ago called Constant Craving. It attempted to answer the controversial question of whether food addiction exists, and it reminded me of that fable about four blind men who discover an elephant. Each of them grabs hold of a different part, and gives his description of the animal.  
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The Times (they are a-changing)

Last month I read an article in The Times that I found so astounding it's still on my mind today. It wasn’t that it told me anything I hadn’t heard many times already, but there’s something about it that’s holding my attention - in part simply because it was in The Times.
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Keep it in mind

It can be so helpful to know that something you feel in your body isn’t necessarily caused by anything physical; it could be caused by your mind. Addiction is almost always explained entirely in terms of physical effects. It is true that the things we become addicted to, including sugar, all have the potential to become addictions because of the effect they have on our biochemistry, and especially that of our brains.
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And here’s what they said about my seminar…

It was perfect; the most helpful voice in a murky world of diets, weight loss, addiction therapies, etc. I’m so glad I did it; it’s really been so valuable to me and makes so much sense. Gillian, I think you are amazing and I thank you so much for this experience.
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Everything in moderation: 2

In our last blog we looked at the standard advice to eat everything in moderation, and why it might be worth your while to question assumptions you make about what really is moderate. Consider, for example, that the average sugar intake in England, per person per year, was 5lb (4kg) in the 1800s and is now around 175lbs (85kg).
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And here’s what they said about my webinars…

Thank you for these webinar sessions and your book. I have to say it's such a revelation to know that the addictive eating has a label and we can do something about it. The Webinar Series is worth every single penny. THANK YOU SO MUCH. It is the first time that I feel a sense of peace of mind that fills me with happiness and relief. I wish I had found Gillian and her extraordinary work much earlier.
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