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So you want to break free?

Are you reaching for that biscuit because you’re bored, upset – or just because it’s there? Knowing why you overeat will help you reconnect with your body’s appetite signals – and stick with a healthy plan. Read on to discover your eating personality

Enjoying a slice of birthday cake or a glass of wine with friends has nothing to do with hunger and, of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. But often there’s a real disconnect between the amount of calories we need and the amount we consume on a daily basis. So how do we stop eating for the wrong reasons and reconnect with appetite?

First, work out your eating personality to help you recognise the triggers. See if one or more of the eating styles on these pages seem familiar, then read our experts’ advice on how to change your approach and develop healthier habits.

Do you have no idea what you ate yesterday?

THEN YOU’RE A

chaotic eater

Whereas regular eaters are likely to have three meals of similar size and type each day, your eating habits are far less predictable. This makes it harder for you to improve your eating habits – primarily because you don’t have regular habits and routines! As you can’t remember what you’ve eaten, it’s harder to identify problem areas.

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At last, a long-term plan for weight loss! If you’ve relied on extreme diets before, you’ll love our brand new plan, which focuses on making small changes that add up to long-term weight loss. Start off with our dietitian’s kickstart 14-day menu plan, then try the rest of our low- calorie recipes with nutrition symbols to help you choose foods for your particular needs. Keep going and be inspired by the HFG readers who ditched the fads, lost weight and feel great. They’re still enjoying food to the full, and the changes they’ve made can work for you, too. Make it today and keep that unhealthy weight off for good.