Overcoming Weight Problems


Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert & Clare Grace

Dr Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert and Dr Clare Grace worked together at London’s only specialist NHS clinic for overweight people. Jeremy is a clinical psychologist. Clare, a dietician, is currently based at Queen Mary's, University of London.  

A self-help guide based upon proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, which aims to help readers to learn new habits so they not only lose weight, but then stay at their new, more healthy weight in the long term.




Goals include:

  • changing habits of activity and eating
  • adopting a flexible approach to eating and activity that is both healthy and balanced
  • making these changes in a way that suits the reader’s unique life
  • managing the above without needing to rely on others for ideas or support.

The result, achieved by changing both eating and activity (the two go hand-in-hand), will be better health and a good quality of life.

This useful self-help book is in two parts.

  • Part One provides the foundations, aiming to motivate, to remove mental blocks and to help understand habits.
  • Part Two is about how to make the changes in your life, looking at ways to introduce activity, how to adopt new routines, how to deal with the inevitable emotional ups and downs, and how also to deal with (often not very helpful) partners, family and friends.

See sample pages from the book

Please note, it is important to say at the outset that the book is not meant for those who suffer from an eating disorder, such as bulimia, anorexia or binge-eating disorder. Losing even more weight can only be harmful for people with these disorders. There are excellent books and support structures to help in the case of eating disorders. A good place to start might be to read Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating, or Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa, both from the Overcoming series.  

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Studies [have] demonstrated that behavior therapy, when used in conjunction with other weight loss approaches, was ... effective in losing weight or delaying weight regain.

US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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