The Elephant In The Room

 Barely a day goes by when we don’t see an article on the news or in the media telling us that as a nation we are too fat. A recent television series showed us “The Men Who Made Us Thin” which is an ironic title because as a nation we are certainly not thin. We...

Is it time to give up giving up?

With Easter Sunday upon us, many thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands of people will be going back to having or doing whatever they gave up for lent. I remember once giving up chocolate for lent. I have always been rather partial to a bar of chocolate, but oh...

There’s No Such Thing As Willpower

I used to write for a national slimming magazine. One January they asked me to reply to a reader’s letter who stated “I gained 7lbs over Christmas because I lost my willpower” My reply went something like this: Will power is not a “thing” therefore (unlike car keys)...

You Did What!….. What Were You Thinking?

Have you ever done something that at the time seemed absolutely the right thing to do, you were certain it was a good decision, and then later when things didn’t quite work out as expected thought “what on earth was I thinking?” It seemed so obvious after the event...

What lengths would you go to to cover up your body?

This week we heard that many women buy large handbags in order to cover up their extra bulges! Goodness me first it was leggings, elasticated waists, Spanx and baggy jumpers, what next – giant umbrellas? lets just all pull on balaclavas so that the lumps on view...