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Q&A: Is my BMI too high?

The Question: I read your Eating Less book some years ago and again recently and it helped a lot in gaining control of my eating. As a result I have lost excess weight and am now three stones below what I weighed at my peak. I enjoy my increased mobility and I am happy with the way I look too.
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Food Addiction?

The only argument I’ve seen against describing overeating as ‘addiction’ was that it cannot be precisely defined. Where does it begin and end: before dessert or after? One square of dark chocolate or 50? Or somewhere in between? But exactly the same problem applies to smoking, as there are those who only smoke one or two a year. There are few such smokers, but there’s still no absolute marker between not addicted and addicted.
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Q&A: Can I Keep My Rules?

I’m interested in reading your book, but when it comes to food I’m someone who very much needs rules. Do you think your technique is going to work for me? My Answer: Whether you follow rules given by others or create them yourself, this may well be the only way you’ve been able to control your eating in the past. That’s why rules are so important to so many people. If there is no other technique available, it makes good sense because it is at least something.
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Winning at Losing

If you plan to eat less, would you do better to eat less carbohydrate or less fat? A Stanford University study evaluated health and weight-loss benefits of these styles of eating over one year. The study began with 311 women randomly divided into groups to follow one of four diets that varied in proportions of fat and carbohydrate.
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And here’s what they said about my last seminar…

Inspirational course. Thank you very, very much! Gillian is so wonderfully non-judgmental; this really let us be ourselves. Enough time for questions; they were answered in a considered way, and fully. The course was led well, in a professional but very friendly and caring manner. We all had chance to ask questions and comment when we needed to.
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Telomeres Tell Us More

Do you know about telomeres? If you're wondering why you'd ever want to know, there's some fascinating information has emerged from a ton of research on these tiny molecules. Telomeres are structures that sit at both ends of our chromosomes.
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Q&A: Am I Addicted?

The Question: I’ve read your book twice and I like a lot of it but stuck on the subject of addiction. I want to ask you if this is going to work for me if I’m not addicted? I can go a bit crazy with cakes and pastries sometimes, but then I really do forget all about them for weeks. Surely if someone is addicted, like smokers, they are physically hooked so there’s a need to do it every day?
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It is a Pleasure

Just like many others, I own way too many clothes that I don't actually wear. It's not because I buy so many, it's that I'm very reluctant to throw them away. I keep a dress I bought in the 1980s, and guess I’ve worn it twice. It's way too big for me now, as I've steadily lost weight over the past years, and the style of it wouldn't suit resizing.
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