I still remember the conversation, more than 25 years ago, that started me on the path that brought me here. Feeling fat, frumpy and miserable in my own skin, a chance remark about acceptance or change lead me to take That First Step. Maybe the one you’re contemplating now.
Like many people dissatisfied with their weight or shape, I joined a commercial weight loss programme. Not surprisingly, I had my ups and downs, but eventually I reached my new goal weight (yay!). What was surprising was that the weight stayed off, especially when, for many people, weight loss is often followed by weight re-gain.
So how did I succeed where so many others didn’t?
I’d love to say I found a magic pill, or the “secret Ingredient” but it’s simpler than that – I didn’t go back to my old food choice habits. I made changes that stuck so that, once I stopped following the diet, I could keep the weight off. Even after 25 years, two children, some health challenges and perimenopause.
I learned a lot on my path to happier eating, becoming a registered nutritional therapist with a special interest in weight management. But experience showed me that changing some habits can be really tricky, no matter how much information we have or how hard we try, and I qualified in Clinical Hypnotherapy to help you dismantle those unconscious barriers to change. Subtly and stealthily. A bit like a ninja.