Simon Stevens, the NHS chief executive, has said that doctors and nurses should set a good example and be of a healthy size. Within the NHS there are estimated to be 300,000 staff within the NHS who are overweight or obese.
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Domestic Goddess Nigella Lawson forgot to mention a key ingredient when revealing the secret of how she lost over two stone in weight – large helpings of hypnosis.
The self-taught cook, who has sold three million cookbooks, put her impressive weight loss down to the three Ps – pilates, a personal trainer and portion control.
But Nigella, 53, also had a course of £295 sessions with a heavyweight in the hypnotherapy world – Susan Hepburn, who counts Lily Allen among her clients.
Curvy Nigella visited her Harley Street clinic in Central London, where she was induced into a “relaxed state of consciousness” before being encouraged to eat smaller, more controlled meals. It is not clear if the treatment included a hypnotic gastric band or just hypnosis for weight loss.
via Nigella Lawson’s two-stone weight loss secret revealed: £295 sessions of hypnosis – 3am & Mirror Online.
Family of medical student Sarah Houston call for Government to make drug used for weight loss illegal
The family of a medical student who suffered from bulimia and died after taking an overdose of a banned weight loss drug have called for the drug to be made illegal.
Medical student Sarah Houston was found dead by her housemates after she had taken a combination of antidepressants and the banned fat burning pill DNP.
Sarah Houston was found dead by her housemates after she had taken a combination of antidepressants and the banned fat burning pill DNP, which she was taking in secret.
The 23-year-old was to be the fifth in her family to become a doctor and was studying medicine at the University of Leeds. She was taking antidepressants to treat her bulimia and had managed to get hold of DNP – which has been banned from human consumption because of the side effects it causes – through the internet.
via Family of medical student Sarah Houston call for Government to make drug used for weight loss illegal – Telegraph
Now to you there may not seem to be much difference between the two choices. “Slim” or “thin”? Surely they’re both pretty much the same?
No. They aren’t.
As a hypnotherapist specialising in weight loss I spend my days talking to clients about their weight. I talk to them to help them become very focused and comfortable and I talk to them about the types of changes they can make and how they can make them.
Words Are Just Words And Don’t Mean That Much…Don’t They?
I have to be a cunning linguist at times to help people overcome blockages in thought and feeling and to enable people to see things in a different way to facilitate change. Words are my bread and butter.
As a result I can be a little nit-picky about some words and their usage because all words are an outward expression of internal thoughts or feelings. The words you use to and about yourself say as much to you as they do to other people. In the last few weeks I have seen a number of examples of people using the word “thin” when what they actually wanted was to become “slim”.
An Expression Of Concern Or a Compliment?
Perhaps you are following me so far, maybe not, let me try and clarify what I mean by giving you an example. Imagine two women meet up. They are friends but haven’t seen each other for six months. One woman says to the other “Wow, you look thin.” When you read that did you read it as a compliment or an expression of concern?
I just looked up a definition of “thin” and found words like sparse, lacking, having little flesh and scant all associated in one way or other with the word thin.
Now imagine that first woman said to her friend “Wow, you look slim.” Does that sound like a compliment? I think it does. It sounds encouraging and supportive rather than concerned or worried.
I Won’t “Make You Thin”
The problem is that the word “thin” keeps cropping up. Paul McKenna has a book called “I can make you thin” and a fellow hypnotherapist in Sheffield had a magazine advert saying that he could help you become thin.
This is a dangerous use of the word and if you want to become “thin” maybe you should have a think if you mean thin or slim. A seemingly small thing like changing a word could have a big impact. I have seen it happen many times.
Being slim implies being smaller but healthy. Being thin implies being beyond healthy slimness and into unhealthy territory.
Do you want to be slim or thin?
If you would like some help becoming slimmer then hypnotherapy with me could help. If you want to become thin then I am not the right hypnotherapist for you and maybe you should try Paul McKenna or hypnotherapist on Woodseats!
For a free chat about hypnotherapy, weight loss and becoming slimmer call 0114 383 0123
Trying to work out your BMI (body mass index) and then figure out of the number you get is ‘good’ or not is a faff for a lot of people. If you want things to be taken on board and used in the way they were intended it is often best if there can be as few stages as possible and that those stages are simple and straightforward.
BMI calculations and interpretation is not that straightforward for many people. It is this confusion that often leads people to fad diets, a loss of control over what they eat and potentially obesity.
In time this can lead to some people looking for drastic solutions like lap band surgery or gastric balloon surgery.
A better alternative has been found though. Simply take your height and divide it in half to discover what your maximum waist measurement should be.
This means that someone who is 5 foot 10 inches tall (70 inches) should have a maximum waist measurement of 35 inches. Simple.
It has also been found that this simple ratio is a better predictor of risk than using BMI. The ratio was a better predictor for things like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes. Many people are able to do the calculation in their head as most people know their height and their waist size.
Many people who are using their BMI as a measurement of body fat will be looking at ways of reducing it and may have tried and have done all sorts of fad diets. One question many people are asking is “can hypnotherapy help with weight loss“. Based on the weight loss reviews from the people I have worked with over the years I would say the answer is a resounding yes!
If you would like to find out more about how hypnotherapy could help you to lose weight get in touch now.
Low carb, low fat, Dukan, South Beach or the diet of the moment? What is a body to do? While each approach may have something to teach us, it is clear that nothing is clear when it comes to weight loss.
I believe that when scientists and diet gurus finally find the “magic diet”, it will be what we’ve known all along …the most effective way to lose weight is to eat less chemically processed foods, eat more foods provided as nature intended and of course exercise more.
There Is No Magic Weight Loss Pill
There are no magic pills that magically take off weight while you sleep. Having a gastric band operation will only reduce the capacity of your stomach but will not change your mentality. There is no-one and nothing else responsible for your weight and health other than you.
The ‘Diet Mentality’ is the part of your brain that sees things in black and white terms. You are either on or off a diet. You are either good or bad depending on your weight or how well you are sticking to your diet. And foods are either good or bad as well.
You become disgusted with yourself when you go “off” your diet or eat a “bad” food. When this happens you decide that you have broken the diet anyway, so you may as well eat anything that you like. And then you feel even worse, driven into a cycle of unrealistic expectations, broken promises and failure.
The Alternative To The Diet Mentality
The alternative to the Diet Mentality is the conscious creation of a healthy relationship with food. It means that you no longer see things as black and white, good and bad. It means that you commit to make attitudinal and behavioural changes that support creating the new you.
The first step in changing your attitude in order to achieve long-term success is to “make friends with food”. It means that you understand that food is nourishment and necessary for survival. It requires acknowledging that it is okay to ENJOY preparing and eating food.
Awareness Of Choice Makes A Difference
It means empowerment. It means recognising that your relationship with food is a series of CHOICES that can lead you to the outcome you desire. It means that you can give up short-term satisfaction in order to obtain long-term goals.
This is helped by following the second step, allowing yourself some flexibility with the 70/30 rule. It is IMPOSSIBLE to set yourself unrealistic, rigid rules to follow for life. You need a social life, attend weddings and dinners and not feel deprived with food and drink.
Not inflict your ‘rigid’ views on your diet on your hosts. So make your personal choices around food for 70% of the time, allowing yourself the flexibility to eat as well as you can in any social situation 30% of the time. And if you can do 80/20, even better!
This is the ‘Freedom from Diet Mentality’. How much better do you feel now? Now there is a lot less stress around what you put into your mouth.
A therapist who specialises in weight issues can be very helpful in assisting you to identify ineffective thoughts, behaviours and habits and create positive strategies for motivation and change, so get help if you need it.
Article written by: Clare ShepherdClare is a nutritionist based in Sheffield. She offers advice on nutrition that is simple, affordable and achievable, helping you to find solutions to help you attain peak health.
Are You Willing To Die For Your Weight Loss Tablets?
Orlistat is a drug that stops fat being absorbed by the gut and is instead excreted and is also known by various other names around the world including Alli and Xenical and has been linked to four suspected cases of “serious liver toxicity”, one of which was fatal according to the European Medicines Agency.
Since other anti-obesity drugs rimonabant (Acomplia) and sibutramine (Reductil) have been withdrawn from the market because of the links to potential heart attacks and strokes it has been Orlistst that has accounted for over 70% of the 1.45 million weight loss tablet prescriptions in the UK.
This is the second time these anti-obesity drugs have been looked at by the EMA in relation to liver damage and it could result in a change to their licence or even being withdrawn from the market.
These weight loss tablets can be very appealing to many people who are overweight and who want to lose weight ‘easily’ but would you be willing to take these kinds of tablets if there was a chance they could kill you?
Are The Weight Loss Medication Risks Really Worth It?
Popping a tablet to reduce fat absorbtion is seen as a solution by many GP’s and over weight people to the obesity epidemic but is it really? It is highly likely that many of the people taking these drugs will continue to eat an unbalanced and unhealthy diet because they think that a daily tablet is doing all the weight loss work for them.
It is a lot more effective to change your relationship with food. If you think differently about food, it’s physical and emotional impact on you and how you feel about yourself then it is possible that you will be able to eat better, feel more positive about yourself and feel empowered to make the changes that you desire. This is possible when you use hypnotherapy rather than fat blocking medication that could cause serious liver damage.
Hypnotherapy to lose weight works with your mind AND your body and is side effect free. As a result of changing your relationship with food you can think and feel differently and this can result in weight loss.
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A report issued today by the The Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) has recommended that hypnotherapy be used more widely within the NHS. The RSM feel that this would help patients with issues such as weight loss, stopping smoking, IBS and depression.
At the moment many issues like this are treated but the potential beneficial outcomes only happen to a small percentage of people and cost a huge amount of money. The RSM report suggests that the positive outcome percentage could be increased and the cost to the NHS could be reduced.
As a professional and registered hypnotherapist I welcome this news as it is great for the profile of the industry I work within. The RSM did mention in their report that as a part of hypnotherapy being included more frequently within the NHS ‘toolbox’ that steps should also be taken to ensure that ‘cowboy hypnotherapists’ should be prevented from being recommended by the NHS.
This is sound advice. There are very few ‘cowboy hypnotherapists’ out there as a percentage but their effects can be disproportionate. There is also the danger of highly qualified and legitimate hypnotherapists being labelled as ‘cowboys’ by people who didn’t get the results they were hoping for.
How To Ensure Professional Hypnotherapists Are Used
It is likely that if the NHS does start outsourcing work to hypnotherapists that they would require the hypnotherapist to have an externally awarded qualification such as a HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma) and also be a registered member of one of the leading professional bodies. I hold a HPD and am a member of one of the most recognised professional bodies, the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).
It is a shame that these changes to the NHS seem to be only being considered to save money rather than becaus eof the strong evidence base that hypnotherapy does work for many people and many issues. That being said though, anything that allows hypnotherapy to gain the recognition it deserves and be applied to help people think, act or feel differently, it can really only be a good thing.
If you are looking for hypnotherapy in Sheffield call Focused Hypnosis today on 0114 383 0123 for a free 20 minute chat
In Arizona people who are overweight and who do not lose weight after getting medical health advice and support could be fined under a proposed change in the law. The cost for failing to stick to an agreed weight loss programme will be $50 if the bill is passed.
People who don’t stop smoking and who have diabetes would also have to pay the fine if they don’t change their ways. If the bill gets passed and proves to be successful it is likely that many other states will follow Arizona’s lead. This is a worrying development.
It is quite often the people on the lowest income or with the lowest standards of education who are more disproportionately affected by weight gain, diabeties and are much more likely to be smokers. This fine is basically a poor tax.
Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss Better Than Tablets
It is likely that many people who go to their doctor for help in losing weight will be given tablets to help them lose weight or be told to exercise more and to eat less junk but this completely misses the point. This kind of lifestyle is usually something that people know is bad for their health but they have difficulty stopping themselves consciously.
As the fine for not sticking to the agreed plan with their doctor is $50 it is the kind of amount that many people will be happy to pay if they can continue to eat what they want when they want. If these same people were given help that is more appropriate to their needs they may have more chance of achieveing their goals.
Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way to lose weight and it is natural, effective and often very quick.
Hypnosis For Natural And Safe Weight Loss
I have worked with lots of people in Sheffield using hypnotherapy to help them lose weight, stop smoking and for many other issues. Many of these people have found the change they desired has happened naturally and effectively in a safe and controlled way allowing them to change their beliefs or habits. By making this psychological shift they have been able to make a physical difference in their own life.
If you would like to discuss with me how this approach might benefit you in your weight loss goals then you can call me on 0114 383 0123 for a free 20 minute chat.
Scientists have published findings in the Journal of Obesity which indicate that you can double your chances of reaching your target weight if you get between six and eight hours sleep a night. Any less than this and then there is an increase in stress levels as well as an increase in cravings for unhealthy food. Sleep more than eight hours and you are likely to be inactive.
The research found that people were more likely to succeed in losing 10lb or more if their stress levels were lower and if they had a moderate amount of sleep.
The research involved participants keeping a diary detailing their food intake, stress levels and sleep patterns. They also took regular exercise, attended counselling sessions and reduced of their diet by 500 calories a day.
You Could Lose 10lb In 6 Months
By sticking to this 60% of participants were able to lose at least 10lb after 6 months. The most successful dieters had between six and eight hours sleep a night and had low stress levels.
“This study suggests that when people are trying to lose weight, they should try to get the right amount of sleep and reduce their stress,” said lead author Dr Charles Elder.
“Some people may just need to cut back on their schedules and get to bed earlier. Others may find that exercise can reduce stress and help them sleep.
“For some people, mind-body techniques such as meditation also might be helpful.”
Hypnotherapy can help you to lose weight by changing your relationship with food. Hypnosis can also help you to sleep better and to reduce your response to stress and anxiety.
A woman from Gateshead has lost over 4 stone in weight by learning how to give herself hypnotherapy. Fay Laidler enrolled on a hypnosis study course but didn’t finish it but then went on to write her own hypnotic scripts and recorded them onto CD and listened back to them regularly.
In the last 18 months she has lost 4 stone and the weight is continuing to steadily drop off. Fay said that she had been on all sorts of diets in the past and was able to lose weight but then put it back on. She says that this yo-yo dieting was no good for her because she was focusing on the food she was eating rather than her lifestyle.
Using Visualisations To See Your Slimmer Future
The hypnosis scripts she created for herself focus on her lifestyle and as a result she has been able to get the results she wanted and has kept them because now she is thinking and feeling differently whereas in the past she was focusing purely on the calories she was putting into her body.
Fay uses visualisations of foreign holidays to relax herself and then visualises herself on that holiday looking how she would like to look in the future rather than focusing on how she does look in the present. This technique is known as future pacing and can be very effective. It is something I offer as part of my weight loss hypnotherapy treatment.
I also teach all the people I see for weight loss how to do self hypnosis. This technique is excellent at keeping yourself focused on your actual priority and helping you learn the new thought patterns that will allow you to think and feel healthier.
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There is increasing research that shows that going to a gym and pounding away on the running machine will not help you to be slimmer. I know that you may be reading that sentence with your jaw on the floor but for many people, it is a fact but it is one that isn’t talked about much.
There is a presupposition among many people that overweight people just need to exercise more and they will be able to burn off calories and lose weight. What many people don’t realise is just how much exercise is needed in order to burn off calories.
It Takes More Than You Think To Exercise Weight Off
To burn off 2 doughnuts (about 500 calories) you would need to cycle for two hours! To lose one pound of body fat you would need to run from Sheffield to Hull!! For people who make exercise an integral part of an exercise regime and combine it with strict calorie controls and a huge amount of determination and willpower exercise can lead to weight loss.
For most people though who want to shed a few extra pounds it makes a lot more sense to restrict what you put into your body in the first place rather than to try and burn it off once it is in there because exercise is not an efficient way to lose weight.
Weight Loss Hypnotherapy In Sheffield Could Be The Answer
A very effective way to regulate and control what food you put into your body is hypnotherapy. Through hypnosis you can break patterns of eating which may have become established when you were a child. If you were ever told to clean your plate because “there are starving children in Africa” or that you weren’t allowed to leave the table until your plate was cleared then weight loss hypnotherapy in Sheffield could help you.
Exercise IS a great way to stay active, to get an endorphin rush and to just be healthy but as a weight loss technique, it is very inefficient. No wonder that some people find themselves considering gastric band hypnotherapy or even actual gastric band surgery!
By changing your relationship with food and how you think and feel about it you can eat the right kinds of food for the right reasons at the right time. You could stop eating when you are genuinely full rather than eating everything that is infront of you just because it is there. Click this link for more information about my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice
Chocolate Can Lead To Increased Chance Of Depression
I’m sure that you know someone who likes to eat chocolate every now and then. You may even be that person. There’s nothing wrong with eating chocolate a couple of times a week…is there??
New research shows that people who eat at least a couple of bars of chocolate a week are more glum than people who only eat chocolate once in a while. The study of 1000 people who had been diagnosed as being in good physical and mental health and not diagnosed with any form of depression.
It was discovered that the more chocolate you eat the greater the possibility of being depressed. The research has not been able to pinpoint how chocolate is linked to depression at this moment in time. Chocolate could cause depression or it is possible that people with higher levels of depression are more likely to self medicate with chocolate. Hopefully further research will shed some light on this link.
If you suffer from depression or if you eat more chocolate than you would like then hypnotherapy could help. I have seen several people at my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice for these issues and have had some amazing results.
Hypnotherapy To Stop Eating Chocolate Could Work For You. Call Now On 0114 383 0123 For A Free 20 Minute Chat
Lily Allen has revealed that her dramatic weight loss has been due to hypnotherapy.
Lily Allen has dropped 2 dress sizes after several sessions of weight loss hypnotherapy. Other celebrities who have used hypnotherapy to lose weight are Geri Halliwell, The Duchess of York and Sophie Dahl.
The use of hypnotherapy in weight loss is very popular in America and is becoming popular in The UK too. Using hypnotherapy is is possible to focus on what you really want and to disregard foods which you know are not nutritious and are contributing significantly to weight gain.
Hypnotherapy for weight loss can be very effective but it is also a realistic method of changing your diet. It can be very easy to manage your food intake because it works with the body’s natural desires and requirements.
No Food Is ‘Naughty’ And Nothing Is Fobidden
There is no naughty list of foods that you must NOT touch, there are no shakes, no onion soup twice a day and no starving yourself. In fact it is possible to eat fish and chips occasionally or a slice of cake once in a while. On their own neither of these things will cause you to put on three stone but they will if you eat them frequently. Hypnotherapy can help you to be aware of the frequency you are eating certain things and help you to remain in control without feeling deprived.
Hypnotherapy may be becoming popular in LA and there may be many celebrities doing it but it doesn’t have to have a celebrity price tag. Weight loss hypnotherapy is something that is available in Sheffield and pretty much every other city in the country. If you would like to find out more about hypnotherapy could help you to lose weight call Focused Hypnosis today.
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I see many people at my Sheffield hypnotherapy clinic who are interested in using hypnotherapy to help them lose weight but how does it have an effect?
Most people who want to gain or lose weight are very aware of their internal dialogue regarding food. This internal dialogue can be thought of as a conversation between different parts of your personality.
One voice says “Go for it! It doesn’t matter if you have another slice of cake…it does taste really good” The other voice says “You have had some cake already, you don’t need any more.”
Hypnotherapy Can Help Weight Loss Through Changing Your Relationship With Food
In people who weigh more than they would like I would imagine this kind of internal conversation is quite familiar. I would also imagine that in most cases the first voice is louder and more persuasive than the second voice and this results in unhealthy food being eaten more than it should be.
This example is based on what numerous weight loss clients have told me during their consultations. Clients also come to my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice claiming that they eat a fairly healthy diet but they are still unable to decrease their weight to a level that they are happy with.
These people often don’t have any idea about portion control or how the speed they eat effects their weight.
Hypnotherapy Can Help Change Portion Size, Speed Of Eating And What You Eat
You could eat a reasonably healthy diet but too much of it. These people often eat too fast which doesn’t give the brain long enough to receive and process the message from the stomach that it is full. This results in people eating way too much and only stopping when they have cleared their plate or physically can’t manage another bit.
This is where hypnotherapy can help
Hypnotherapy can help that internal voice that looks after your well-being to be louder and more persuasive.
It can help to reduce the volume and reduce the power that more unhealthy voice has. Hypnotherapy can help with portion control too. You can become much more aware of what you are putting on your plate.
The final area hypnotherapy can help is the speed you eat. If you eat slower and chew your food more it will be much easier for your body to digest and you will be able to savour the taste of the food in your mouth for longer therefore getting more satisfaction from what you eat.
In taking longer to eat the body has more time to become aware of when it is naturally full. At this point the hypnotherapy can help yet again and give you the ability to put down your knife and fork whenever you reach this point and end your meal, regardless of how much food is left on your plate.
Weight Loss Can Be Slow But Steady & Safe With Hypnotherapy
I have helped many people at my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice to lose weight in this way. The weight loss is often slow but steady which means it is healthy weight loss. It is very unhealthy to lose a large amount of weight in a short time and this kind of weight loss is usually temporary.
When you get more in touch with your body’s natural rhythms and requirements you can have a much more long term weight loss I often give my clients the example of animals in wildlife documentaries to put into context their diet.
Animals never need to go on diets do they? You never see fat animals on wildlife documentaries. The only fat animals you will ever see are ones which humans have domesticated.
Wild animals strike a natural balance with their environment and what they eat and as a result they are almost always the same size, proportionally, as other animals in their species Humans are animals also. We have the capability to strike a natural balance between what we put into our bodies and our weight.
If you eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full and generally eat healthy foods you can be the weight you want to be and you can maintain it
- No need to count calories
- No need to only eat food off the “allowed” list
- No need to avoid “bad” foods
- By listening to you own body you can find a more long term, more healthy and more natural answer to weight loss
If you would like to discuss how hypnotherapy in Sheffield could help you to lose weight in a safe way call now on 0114 383 0123
Another Diet Is NOT The Answer To Losing Weight
Changing How You Think About Food IS!
Hypnosis helps by changing thoughts and behaviour. This means you could lose weight because you will be doing something different. This is NOT another fad diet.
It is possible to control your diet and size without things like lose weight loss pills. Nor is it necessary to go to extremely expensive (and risky) weight loss options like cosmetic surgery.
Don’t be one of the weight watchers. Instead, decide to be healthier and happier!
I do NOT help people to “lose weight” because when you lose something you tend to want to look for it! I don’t want you to go looking for the weight you get rid of when you work with me.
And you don’t want to be one of those weight watchers either. There are more important things in life than weekly weigh ins and counting every single calorie!
That is why the Focused Hypnosis approach is all about “weight management” NOT weight loss, you could say that it is a weight management clinic.
To find a professional hypnotherapist who could help you to lose weight I highly recommend finding someone registered. My approach isn’t about focusing on helping you to lose weight for a month or two, it is about helping you to make changes that will improve the rest of your life. The Hypnotherapy Register can be a great source to find the right hypnotherapist for you.