Oh yes, you do have the power to feel good, look good and be confident.
I was in my favourite coffee shop, with my skinny latte, (and a fruit scone, butter and jam!) when I overhead a conversation from the adjacent table. All to do with overindulgence during Christmas. The four women were all emphatic about getting back on track. Promises were being made to shake off the extra weight gained, to be saintly and to live frugally on rations. All the pounds will be dropped off by Easter.
I could tell you a thing or two what happens in our household. We all have habits, some of which when taken to excess will not be healthy. My husband cannot pass a ‘bargain’….in this case, three very large tins of Cadbury chocolates. ‘Too good an offer to refuse!’ Just what exactly are we going to do with all these chocolates? ‘Eat them’ he said!
This is the time of year when all the magazines and papers are full of ‘diets’ and programmes. Do they work? Maybe yes maybe no, but certainly the editors know that people want to read about it. I help and work with many clients who have addictions, habits or issues over weight control.
If you are ready to make positive changes to your health and well being, then you have all of the answers within you. Weight control is often about breaking patterns by making your mind sensitive to your body needs. Often this is learnt negative behaviour which can be re-programmed in your mind, which acts like a control tower.
Well being and weight control is now a massive industry. There are thousands of ways to deal with it. The problem has never been about starting a programme it is more about sticking to it and retaining the motivation and confidence to continue. Within my ‘weight control toolbox’ there are several approaches to tackling this issue. I favour a holistic approach, and would work with you to establish your relationship with food, your desires and habits. I think that it is important to have a vision of what you want to be. You may also need to take small steps to achieve this. We work on the techniques to give you confidence, motivation and the ability to relax.
As part of my toolbox, is the option to place a Hypnosis Induced Gastric Band (HIGB). A lot has been written about the ‘Hypnotic Gastric Band’, with some really positive media comments. Essentially this is what Paul McKenna describes as a ‘positive psychological technique’ that can convince you that your stomach is restricted and signal your brain when you have had enough to eat. The mind is mighty powerful! The HIGB works best as part of a wider weight control and well being plan. If you have the desire to change then you can move mountains!