Eating Less by Gillian Riley http://eatingless.com Thu, 31 May 2018 09:05:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 The Elevator Pitch http://eatingless.com/articles/the-elevator-pitch/ http://eatingless.com/articles/the-elevator-pitch/#respond Fri, 11 May 2018 13:37:05 +0000 http://eatingless.com/?p=2735 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 http://eatingless.com/articles/addiction-in-sight/ http://eatingless.com/articles/addiction-in-sight/#respond Sat, 14 Apr 2018 08:39:34 +0000 http://eatingless.com/?p=2724 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) http://eatingless.com/articles/the-times-they-are-a-changing/ http://eatingless.com/articles/the-times-they-are-a-changing/#comments Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:10:31 +0000 http://eatingless.com/?p=2697 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 http://eatingless.com/articles/keep-it-in-mind/ http://eatingless.com/articles/keep-it-in-mind/#comments Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:42:32 +0000 http://eatingless.com/?p=2677 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… http://eatingless.com/seminar-feedback/heres-said-seminar/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:40:31 +0000 http://eatingless.com/?p=2680 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 http://eatingless.com/articles/everything-moderation-2/ http://eatingless.com/articles/everything-moderation-2/#comments Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:42:30 +0000 http://eatingless.com/?p=2656 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… http://eatingless.com/seminar-feedback/heres-said-webinars/ Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:03:12 +0000 http://eatingless.com/?p=2662 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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Everything in moderation: 1 http://eatingless.com/articles/everything-moderation-1/ http://eatingless.com/articles/everything-moderation-1/#comments Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:59:43 +0000 http://eatingless.com/?p=2652 Any addiction is surrounded by particular ways of thinking. So much gets said about biochemistry - that overeating is driven by physical imbalances such as insulin, leptin, dopamine, etc, etc. I don't doubt they’re involved, but it’s best to address the beliefs that support the addiction first. Then you get to change the behaviour – what you’re eating – and the rest often sorts itself out as a result of you making better food choices.

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Changing your mind http://eatingless.com/articles/changing-your-mind/ http://eatingless.com/articles/changing-your-mind/#comments Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:30:22 +0000 http://eatingless.com/?p=2635 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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