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Good Night

A catchier title would be LOSE WEIGHT WHILE YOU SLEEP, but you know that’s not my style. The point is that the sleep you get on a regular basis has a very real impact on your health and your weight, so it could be worth paying some attention, to the quality as well as the quantity.
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Gut Bugs Rule!

Antibiotic use hits the headlines these days about as often as a badly behaved celebrity. Nobody is suggesting they should be discarded entirely, but the case against overuse is persisting. However, it tends to come down to the concern about creating ‘world-wide antibiotic resistance’. And I’m wondering if that really is the most helpful way of thinking about the problem.
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And here’s what they said about my last seminar…

Everything I needed to know has been covered. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I am very happy with what has happened. It was great to hear everyone else’s experiences; it helped my insight into my own experience. This was very interactive but not to the point that any one person was able to sidetrack the group.
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Q&A: Vitamins and minerals

To my knowledge I don't think you have written your thoughts about taking vitamins. I would be really grateful if you could write on this subject; the reason I ask is because of the negative press there has been about vitamins causing cancer. I have tried to do some online searching myself, and I think the research that has been done on links between vitamins and cancer is scary.
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The Weigh to Go?

Do you weigh yourself? Or maybe the question is, how often do you weigh yourself? And do you find it helpful? I find many people are so confused about this. They go through periods of time when they weigh daily; it seems to help, and then it doesn’t. So maybe they stop getting on the scales, but that doesn’t help either. And so it goes on.
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And here’s what they said about my last seminar…

Thank you for your fabulous weekend seminar. I feel like I have been offered an amazing gift or let in to an incredible secret! Your whole concept was really a revelation for me, after about 30 years of over-eating and feeling as if I was powerless to stop it. As I said in the seminar, you are the only one, at least that I have ever found, advocating this method, but I can now see that it is the only way.
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Q&A: When diets work

I read your book because a friend of mine told me it helped her the last time she was doing her slimming club. I don’t want to give up dieting because it works well for me. Once I’ve started I slip into that mentality really well and it works like a charm. I don’t struggle with it, I don’t have cravings or feel the urge to snack on pastries and chocolate (like I do when I’m not dieting).
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Matter and Mind

Discovering the cause of a problem leads us towards its solution, so with any health issue we may ask ourselves, "is this a physical problem with my body or a psychological one created by my mind?" This is especially true in the field of addiction: is it created by a physical dysfunction of hormones or deficiency in neurotransmitters, for example, or the result of the ways in which I think, my beliefs and attitudes?
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Q&A: Full of excuses

The Question: I love your book Eating Less, I’ve underlined or highlighted most lines on most pages. There’s one sub-heading that stands out more than anything else, and it is “Full of Excuses” in Chapter Five. I think of that so often because that’s exactly me, full of excuses. Any excuse to eat something.
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