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How to Retrain Your Appetite

Lose weight permanently by eating all your favourite foods

Dr Helen McCarthy

Collins & Brown


ISBN: 9781911624479

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 3 January 2019

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

This self-help book is for people who have gained weight because they have lost touch with using natural hunger and fullness signals to guide their eating. This book shows you how to relearn to eat in tune with your body, whilst still eating your favourite foods, taking one manageable step at a time. It is the antithesis to ‘going on a diet’. It is also the antidote to ‘clean eating’, as you eat what you already, and have always, loved instead of a prescribed set of acceptable foods. The unique position of The Appetite Doctor’s appetite retraining programme is that it bridges biology and psychology and puts the focus on specific habit change, all while taking into account the natural resistance we have to making changes. It teaches you how to work with, not against, your body.

This book will contain the following chapters: 1. Farewell to Dieting 2. The Appetite System – an overview of the science behind your taste buds and digestion, introducing Dr McCarthy’s concept of the Appetite Pendulum. 3. What Do You Need to Change? 4. What Will Stop Success? 5. How to Stop Eating When You’re Just Full. 6. How to Wait Until You’re Definitely Hungry. 7. How to Stop Emotional Eating. 8. What to Eat. 9. How to Maintain Your New Weight.


Dr Helen McCarthy is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has a D. Phil in the psychology of eating disorders from Oxford University.  She is an expert in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and integrates mainstream approaches with cutting-edge techniques from other areas of psychology. Her clinical career working with individuals spans 28 years and she evolved her appetite retraining method over six years. She runs a weekly blog on her website and has appeared in the SunWomens Health and Marie Claire.