Put simply, we need to get the balance right between eating and exercise to maintain a healthy body weight. If we take in more calories than we expend then we are gradually going to put on the pounds.
Unfortunately most of us will battle with our weight at some point in our lives, but for some people the relationship between food and weight is unhealthy and has become all consuming in their thoughts and actions. Often a significant life event (for example, a bereavement, a serious injury or having children) has changed your attitude towards food, leading you to use food as a crutch or something to do when you are bored, upset, angry or tired. This is known as emotional eating and we often dont realise we are doing it... or even notice that we have just eaten our way through a packet of biscuits!
Being able to understand your eating behaviour and thought patterns can greatly help you change the way you see food. If you are an emotional eater and 'suitable' for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy sessions then I will suggest this to you and we can plan 6 weekly sessions focusing solely on this aspect of weight management.