According to a 2016 survey, by Glotech, one third of the adults in the UK are trying to lose weight. They say that seventeen million are following some kind of diet, either from a book, magazine, or a group. However, the survey says that most give up after four months. This often leaves them with a sense of failure. Restrictive diets may only produce more craving for the substance- ie, sugar, – if there is a nutritional lack anyway.

A survey of British women, in May 2017, showed that 53% worried that they were overweight or obese. The Sunday Times warns, on 21st May, that adults can consume their entire daily allowance of added sugar by eating just one high street coffee chain muffin.

The Health Risks Of Obesity

 Reproductive Health – Obesity can lead to Infertility and Complications during pregnancy and birth.

Cardiovascular Health – Obesity can lead to Heart Failure, Hypertension, Heart Disease and Stroke.

Musculoskeletal Health – Obesity can lead to Gout, Osteoarthritis, and Lower Back Pain.

Respiratory Health – Obesity can lead to Asthma, Chronic Obstrucive Pulmonory Disease, and Sleep Apnoea.

Gastrointestinal Health – Obesity can lead to Gallstones, Gastro-Oesophagal Reflux, Pancreatitis, Kidney and Liver Disease.

Neurological Health – Obesity can lead to Dementia and Depession.

And, of course, there is also a risk of  Type 2 Diabetes and Cancers .

It may not be too late for change.

To a large extent, diets don’t work. Losing weight requires a strategy – taking into account nutrition, exercise, stress, hunger, habits and reasonable goal setting. You need to leave behind the thinking and mental processes that have led to obsessions with food, become more aware of what triggers you to eat, what foods perk you up and which ones make you sluggish and heavy, and just what you need to do to burn off the energy food creates.

You may think that there is not that much to worry about in what you eat.There are  hidden sugars that people may not think about whilst calculating their daily intake.  Sugars are also added to drinks – both hot and cold. Coca Cola has nine teaspoons of sugar added to every can.  Alcoholic drinks actually account for 10% of 29 – 64 year olds daily intake of sugar, and 6% for over 65s. Whilst there is more obvious sugar in fortified wines, sherries, liqueurs and cider, there are also a lot added to mixers for spirits. Surveys have also shown a lot of sugar content in high street coffee chains – up to 25 teaspoons of sugar has been added to some drinks from Starbucks – where 1/3 of drinks contain more sugar than Coca Cola. If you are worried about this content – call 01895 810772 / 07732391008 for a Sugar Addiction Freedom session.

The journal Personality and Individual Differences reports on research at the Universities of Warrick and Imperial College, London, into the possibility of using the drug Modafill for weight control.

Modafill is generally given to sufferers of narcolepsy,but the researchers were looking into using it for controlling impulsive behaviour. As it increases levels of the feel good chemical dopamine,could it be used to end food cravings?

The reasoning behind it seemed sound. Professor Vlaev said that a substantial number of people who are obese are, in fact, food addicts who can’t control their impulsive behaviour. The results, too, seemed positive.

However, Modafill is speed. So a sugar addict may be swapping one addiction for another. In fact, taking Modafill for food addiction could be compared to taking morphine for a headache. It may work, but it may be a stupid thing to do.

 

Sugar has an influence on feel good brain chemicals dopamine and serotonin, but a dependence on it can lead to – needing more and more to get the same effect, fighting cravings by eating foods when not hungry, feeling sluggish and fatigued from overeating, both sugarhighs and lows, and withdrawal symptoms from not getting enough.

 

But an addiction to sugar can be cured quite naturally, with no side effects. A hypnotherapy program will be bespoke to your individual situation, tackle emotional eating, tackle cravings, tackle a sweet tooth,give guidance on healthy eating, and even install a hypnotic gastric band.

 

You can overcome emotional eating. If you feel emotionally empty and see food as what you need to fill the emptiness, we can fix you. If  you are a person who overeats  in response to stress, we can fix you. You may be tempted to go for the wrong foods under stress. If  you eat on the run, without proper thought for what you are taking in, we can fix you. Eating on the run gives the feeling that time is scarce and you are under pressure -hypnotherapy can help to relax your body , and get away from this feeling. If  you eat in a trance( maybe in front of the tv) with no conscious awareness of what you are putting into your body, we can fix you. If  you have too much sugar in your diet, we can fix you. If you get cravings for foods even though you are quite full, we can fix you.

A lack of sleep can cause someone to eat over 300 extra calories the next day. Getting more sleep will increase leptin – the hormone which makes us feel full.

Do you have no clue  about why you are overweight ?  Do you feel guilty about eating certain foods, yet find yourself returning to them nonetheless? Do you feel ashamed or worthless about what you eat?  Letting go of stress will help to free you from emotional eating. Book with Effective Hypnosis and we can fix you.

We start with an assessment to ensure that the sessions are bespoke to you . Effective Hypnosis can do a lot about controlling your emotions and stress. We can also tackle cravings for sugar.  There is little wrong with fruit sugar, as the fibre in fruit will cancel it out. But hidden sugars in processed foods will add to your weight without you noticing that you are full. If you have time and inclination to prepare food from scratch – then you won’t need to worry, but if you live life in a rush you could be taking on convenience foods that aren’t good for you.

People don’t like us to use the word ‘implant’ with association  to hypnosis, because it implies brainwashing. But we effectively implant positive  suggestions into the subconscious mind – that change the way you think about yourself, and change the relationship that you have with food. The positive suggestions can help to abolish negative behaviour patterns, and overcome bad old habits of eating.

What we offer is a three session program – generally spaced out over a six week period.,with CD recordings/ MP3s to listen to in between sessions.

Session 1 Trance training, letting go of stress, controlling emotional issues, Sugar control, Hypnotic Gastric Banding

Session 2 Speeding up Metabolic Rate, teaching Thought Field Therapy to conquer cravings

Session 3 Teaching Self Hypnosis Skills,to avoid temptations

Testimonial from Linda M – reproduced from www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing  July 2016

” I went to Matthew Hall following a visit to my doctor. He had told me that I was prediabetic, but it was not too late to change. My goals were to give up sugar and start exercising. Matthew was great. He led me into a gentle trance and then came in heavy with authoritarian instructions. Three months later I have lost 21 pounds, taken up karate, and my doctor tells me I am out of danger. Thank you Matthew”

Most participants find that they lose between 2 and 5 pounds a week during the program, but many people find that they continue to lose weight afterwards because they don’t stop listening to the recordings.

Do have a look at some of the testimonials on www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing.

Effective Hypnosis was voted Business of The Year 2016 in Ealing by satisfied customers. We can be contacted on 07732391008 / 01895 810772, via email on mtthh@aol.co.uk

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