Are we addicted to junk food?

There is a lot of blaming of food companies at the moment for adding sugar, salt, fat etc and the result being our spreading waistlines. Generally speaking, I don’t think there’s an addiction as such. Our mouths get used to a flavour and then it has to be more intense. Take spicy food for instance. ...

Great products for portion control

Great products for portion control
It can be tough to serve the right portion sizes when it comes to mealtimes and when you are new to managing your portion sizes, you can often end up overestimating how much to put on your plate. Some people recommend using smaller plates and while this can work, you often do end up piling more ...

The healthy snowball

The healthy snowball
You’ve done it before, maybe several times – you’ve cut out everything, gone on a mad healthy lifestyle craze doing lots of exercise and eating lots of healthy food, and seen the results after a few weeks of hard work, then you go on one sudden binge or something time-consuming comes up and you skip ...

A smart approach to overcoming addictions

A smart approach to overcoming addictions
I was listening to a radio programme this evening talking about alcoholism. One caller told the presenter about a drug she was taking that made her nauseous whenever she drank alcohol as a way of overcoming her addiction. She went on to say that it wasn’t really helping with her addiction and that she would ...