Do you worry about your weight but continue with the same eating habits? Would you like to make positive choices and be more in control of your eating?
Many people who come to see me for weight loss have tried all sorts of fad diets in a lengthy journey hoping to achieve their ideal weight. Often each new diet has been started with enthusiasm and some weight loss achieved but maintaining it becomes a struggle and this is followed by disappointment and negative feelings. In addition, the emphasis that diets place on restriction and the accompanying feelings of guilt when people lapse or eat the “wrong food” add to the pressure. This can lead to behaviour around food becoming obsessive and food sometimes even becomes seen as the enemy and the desire for food brings with it feelings of guilt and shame.
Food however is a necessary fuel for our bodies and a focus on deprivation is not helpful and can cause problems if taken to extremes. In my sessions, in addition to exploring the underlying reasons people turn to food when they are not hungry, we also put in place plans for new healthier behaviour and food choices. Our aim will be for you to achieve a better relationship with food and a long term solution to weight management. Every individual is different and so, each session is unique and tailored to each client’s needs. We can also explore and develop your motivation to exercise. For weight loss I recommend 6 sessions and I offer a weight loss package with cds for you to listen to at home.
Have you considered having a gastric band fitted?
Gastric surgery is on the increase but as it is a medical procedure it has the challenge of discomfort and risk. It can also cost thousands of pounds. There is an alternative - the hypno-band. This treatment programme could offer you the opportunity to achieve a healthier weight rapidly without the potential complications and risks of surgery. The virtual gastric band relies on the use of hypnotic imagery to recreate the gastric band procedure and has produced impressive results. For further information see the page on the Hypno-band.