Monthly Archives: July 2016

Welcome to the ‘Why the F Are We So Fat?’ Experiment

 

It's Dr Jen here.

 

Do you ever feel like a failure because you can’t stick to your diet or exercise plan?  Many people do, so you're not alone. I don’t believe weight loss is as simple as 'eat less move more'. I believe that there are lots of reasons why we struggle to lose weight, that have […]

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Day 1 of the ‘Why the F’ Experiment

 

Today is Day 1 of the ‘Why The F Are We So F-A-T?’ Experiment!

Today’s F is…..Fables

 

Fables are the stories – both conscious and unconscious – that you have in connection with food and eating.

 

Fables may be said aloud by yourself or someone else in your life (either from the past or in the here and now) –

“It’s […]

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Day 2 of the ‘Why the F?’ Experiment

 

Today is Day 2 of the ‘Why The F Are We So F-A-T?’ Experiment!

Today’s F is…..Failure

My guess is that you have ‘failed’ at one or more weight loss attempts in the past. And that you see this as a sign that you’re wrong, bad, weak-willed, unmotivated…. (fill in your self-criticism of choice)

But today’s F is here […]

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Day 3 of the ‘Why the F?’ Experiment

 

Welcome to Day 3 of the ‘Why The F Are We So F-A-T?’ Experiment.

Today’s F is…..Feeders

These are the people in our lives who we may find it difficult to say ‘no’ to. In many of our cultures there are strong narratives about food being a way of showing love and care – particularly (but by no means exclusively!) by […]

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Day 4 of the ‘Why the F’ Experiment

 

Today is Day 4 of the ‘Why The F Are We So F-A-T?’ Experiment!

Today’s F is…..Focus

Lots of the time, our eating happens unconsciously  – on auto-pilot. You’re eating before you realise it – your hand is in the cookie tin and the cookie is in your mouth before you even recognize what’s going on. Sound familiar? We’ve all […]

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Day 5 of the ‘Why the F?’ Experiment

 

Welcome to Day 5 of the ‘Why The F Are We So F-A-T?’ Experiment!

Today’s F is…..Fullness

The feeling of a full stomach is very comforting. Often we feel we need to eat in order to get this full stomach feeling and so keep going beyond satisfying our hunger, until we feel physically ‘filled up’.

Have you ever thought about why you […]

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Day 6 of the ‘Why the F?’ Experiment

 

Welcome to Day 6 of the ‘Why The F Are We So F-A-T?’ Experiment.

Today’s F is…..Foresight

This is how we often get ourselves into certain predictable ‘situations’ around food, without allowing ourselves the foresight to create an outcome that might support us better.

Situations? You know the ones I mean. Christmas comes every year; yet every year we […]

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Day 7 of the ‘Why the F?’ Experiment

 

Welcome to Day 7 of the ‘Why The F Are We So F-A-T?’ Experiment.

Today’s F is…..”F*** It!”

Or that experience of:

Being on a diet…..
Eating something ‘wrong’…..
Thinking “I’ve blown it”……
Concluding “F*** It, I might as well really go for it!”….
And overdoing it for the rest of the day.

This is the thinking of the diet mindset at […]

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Day 8 of the ‘Why the F?’ Experiment

Welcome to Day 8 of the ‘Why The F Are We So F-A-T?’ Experiment.

Today’s F is…..Fear

Yes, some people are bigger that they’d like because deep down they’re scared of achieving the weight that always eludes them. Confused? This is a big and often emotive topic, and will only be relevant for some of you, so please stay with […]

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Day 9 of the ‘Why the F?’ Experiment

 

Welcome to Day 9 of the ‘Why The F Are We So F-A-T?’ Experiment.

Today’s F is…..Fidelity

Loyalty. Or more specifically, the lack of it. Do you think you’re a loyal person? A trustworthy friend? A faithful partner? A dedicated parent? A reliable employee? Most of us are, (most of the time!) but are you loyal to yourself and the diet goals […]

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