“In 2014 62% of adults in England were classified as overweight (a body mass index of 25 or above) or obese, compared to 53% 20 years earlier. More than two-thirds of men and almost six in 10 women are overweight or obese.” Wikipedia
“Results for 2015 showed that 62.9% of adults were overweight or obese (67.8% of men and 58.1% of women). The prevalence of obesity is similar among men and women, but men are more likely to be overweight. A substantial proportion of obese adults have a body mass index (BMI) of well over 30.” Public Health UK
“Obesity epidemic in numbers: A person is considered overweight if they have a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29, and obese with a BMI of 30 and above. In England, 24.8% of adults are obese and 61.7% are either overweight or obese.” according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre NHS Choice.
What are the reasons why we are now so overweight or obese?
Bad eating is a part of the answer:
My experience as a Certified HypnoGastricBand Hypnosis Weight Loss Hypnotherapist shows the following:
People eat too much sugar fat and salt contained in snacks and junk food.
Sometimes this is self medication because of Stress Anxiety and for Comfort.
Some people are food addicts and cannot eat just a little of anything but have to binge the lot.
Cakes Biscuits Crisps Chocolate Burgers Pizza Ice Cream are all cited as favourite binge foods.
Alcohol in excess seems the answer at the end of the day.
Some people eat when bored.
Is any or all of this YOU?
That is why you have a weight issue and may be obese.
The diet won’t fix it – because studies at UCLA amongst others show that diets FAIL the moment people get bored and go back to their “NORMAL” way of eating because it is comforting. Bingeing, picking and nibbling or grazing, or addictive eating and misuse of alcohol are typical responses. Because you “starved” yourself you may put on MORE weight.
Some diets are dangerous because they are abnormal to your body.
Wonder Pills and Potions are gimmicks – Shekes are temporary and boring – If I asked you to replace one meal a day with Pineapple you would probably lose weight but get bored with Pineapple quickly.
Any Restrction or Starvation Diet may work short term but less likely long term.
Diet drinks containing Aspartame actually make you more hungry and may be carcinogenic – anyway do you really want to ingest unnecessary chemicals?
A lot of the nonsense in Magazines and Newspapers is just to get you to buy the publication. Most of it is short term.
Bariatric Surgery is risky expensive and works up to a point – but if you didn’t address why you overeat you may find you are finding ways around the gastric band – I have treated many who have had weight loss surgery and are blitzing food to get past the system!
Actually you really need to:
Understand WHY you overeat
Use Weight Management and Portion Control
Take a Course of Hypnotherapy such as the HypnoGastricBand to understand your eating and how to control it.
The Course motivates you to eat better and get moving (in a way that you can).
It is Holistic and deals with all the things that drive overeating such as:
Anxiety or Panic or Worry
Low self esteem or lack of confidence
Trauma or Abuse
Obesity can lead to Heart Trouble, Osteoarthritis, type 2 Diabetes (which is reversible with good eating), Cancer and more ..
I offer a FREE CONSULTATION face to face in Ipswich Suffolk or by Skype or Phone
Call or Text: 07875720623
Graham Howes Advanced Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner Certified HypnoGastricBand Hypnosis Weight Loss Professional CNHC Approved GHR Registered GHSC Regulated in Ipswich Suffolk and by Skype (Previously Harley Street)