Weight Management

Type 2 Diabetes

Eating Disorders

The Problem

It is a fact that over 50% of the UK population needs to reduce their weight. Around half are obese and suffering serious health problems as a result. Serious health problems linked to obesity include type 2 diabetes, joint problems and heart disease.

Unlike addictions and dependencies you cannot simply stop eating. You may feel that you are dependent on certain foods, and cannot give them up, but this is rarely the reality. There are many diets, and you may have tried some of the more extreme diets, but it is worth remembering that too strict a diet can be as damaging to your health as being obese, so the balance of diet, nutrition and exercise becomes very important.

Unfortunately eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia, are on the increase, especially in young people, including young men. These conditions can be fatal so need to be addressed as soon as possible.

Getting Help

My role in helping you reduce your weight is mainly motivational, however I may also suggest using clinical hypnotherapy to increase the effectiveness of that motivation, and even stop you eating certain ‘bad’ foods that you need to avoid.

I can recommend associate specialists who can help with diet, nutrition, personal training and exercise programmes - e.g. www.fortisfitness.com.

Where you have a health condition such as type 2 diabetes, you will need to work within the medical advice you have been given. I can help you deal with the anxiety and other emotional issues of finding out that you are diabetic, plus help you work towards a healthier lifestyle and weight reduction targets.

If you have an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, my involvement must be in association with your medical advisors, and will be mainly motivational and confidence building, but could include clinical hypnotherapy to change perceptions and habits if permitted.

If you suspect that a friend or loved one has an eating disorder, I can help them towards accepting their condition and seeking help.