People are often asked this question but rarely have an answer. Sometimes it takes a bit of soul searching and this usually happens at a crisis point in their lives.
Example of a Crisis Point
While I may be a healthy weight now, I was always an overweight person. Certainly not obese! My big wake up came one day as I was listening to a talk on the radio about diabetes and the optimal waist measurement. I measured myself and realised I was way over. Having nursed overweight patients and watched as people lost parts of their lower limbs due to poor circulation, I knew I had to do something. Well as a life member of weight watchers, I went back to start again. However this time it didn’t have the same magic. The program had changed and I decided this wasn’t for me. So I went to Jenny Craig and after awhile I found the meals boring. I tried the shakes and found some OK however there was something missing. At times I did lose weight but then once I stopped I put it back on again.
As trainee nurses’ part of our training was a solid block on Nutrition. Living in PNG especially on Bougainville where P&O were the caterers for miners, the food was superb. However there was a down side. As nursing Superintendent of the local hospital, we worked as a team of medical people looking at ways we could assist people effectively to live more healthy lifestyles. There were 3 distinct groups of people
Group 1. The miners – who were overweight with high cholesterol
Group 2. The town people- this was a mixed group although many of them were overweight and eating the western diet. They also had a high cholesterol although not as high as group 1.
Group 3. These were the village people who ate fresh and home grown food. Their cholesterol was normal.
I introduced a similar program to WW for people so they could participate in learning healthy eating and lose weight. It was a very successful program and much benefit was gained from it. The doctors were very supportive of the program.
Making a Commitment
The problem with any program is people not committing to it long term. They are successful for a time and then drop out.
I heard about a very successful program in Melbourne so decided to investigate. I flew to Melbourne to not only get help for myself with hypnosis, I bought the program back and have been using it with clients ever since – with great success, and loving it.
I must confess I do break out every now and then and eat the wrong food. I am not a huge drinker so when I do have a drink, my resolve is weakened and that is when I may eat the sweets etc.
Thankfully, I love being in control and can get back on track.
Before you read any further, honestly answer these questions…
- Why do you want to lose weight and become a slimmer more healthy person?
- What has been holding you back from achieving your weight lose goals in the past?
- What will losing this weight give you?
The Benefits of healthy eating
The benefits of this program are that you are in control, eating healthily and exercising regularly. One of the greatest benefit of all is the energy that kicks in with healthy eating.
People are often surprised by the reduction in their food bill. Why? There is less processed food.
The family will be healthier and the atmosphere in the home will improve. The whole family feel more in control.
How Can Hypnosis Help Me
If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being overweight, then reach out and make contact. The Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton says her greatest love is to see just one more person being taken from the crutches of the sugar induced foods and being free of this killing condition. Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684 or alternatively you can make your booking online and set your date to take control and change your life by not going on a diet but making a LifeStyle change in only three easy sessions.