The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast: Creating Lasting Habits

Today on the podcast I talk with Dr Heather McKee who is the UK’s leading lifestyle behaviour change specialist, consultant and founder of

Having studied health behaviour change and weight loss psychology for 10 years her mission is to offer an evidence-based sustainable alternative to an industry saturated with quick fixes and health fads.

Her passion is in translating evidence-based techniques into real-life practices to help people build the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to create lasting and enjoyable healthy habits

Today we talked about:

  • How we navigate the modern landscape
  • Finding out what your joy is and what sparks joy in your life
  • Tailoring our environment to help us become more successful in our goals
  • Kindness – being kind to ourselves and each other
  • Controversy around psychology and weight loss

Click here to listen to the podcast episode



‘a lot of my clients when they first come to me, they say – but when I travel it’s very hard to stay healthy.  So I say to them, how often do you travel and where do you travel to – okay so let’s create a plan and a system for you.  And it’s that system for change that planning helps you create.  I always say to people it’s not you that’s failed, it’s your system that’s failed.  So if you fail to make a good system then it’s likely that you will fail. So have a look at that system, plan out 3-5 key variants that can get in your way and start thinking about ways in which you can overcome those’ 

Dr Heather McKee


I could have talked to Dr Heather for hours, she is incredible, super passionate about her subject and I can see why her patients love her so much!

Don’t forget to check out Dr Heather on her website and Podcasts here on the links on the show notes – and I’ve added below some of Dr Heather’s publications – which I’m sure you will find super interesting to read too!

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