Obesity is the biggest threat to women’s health in the UK and tackling this epidemic weight problem should be a national priority.
This is the message of England’s Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies, as widely reported in the media last week, including this weighty issue being the main item on many BBC news programmes.
The statistics regarding women’s weight that Dame Sally provides are startling with 56% of women aged between 34 and 44 falling into the obese or overweight categories. The obesity figures are even more alarming for at least one other older age category.
The stark conclusion is that as a whole the female population of the U.K. Is just far too fat.
(Britain’s men are overweight in general too – but this fat survey is primarily focused on women’s weight).
The health consequences of this excess weight are worrying both for individuals and for the nation as a whole.
Weight and pregnancy
Dame Sally says that the UK’s weight problems threaten to bankrupt the NHS. Of particular concern is how excess weight affects pregnant women.
The first step is to abandon the still-held belief that mum or mum-to-be is eating for two.
Such misplaced sentiments serve only to encourage obesity.
How hypnotherapy and CBT can help with weight loss
All this might seem harsh and the critics have already been out in force labelling Dame Sally “fattist.”
This, of course, is not true. It is just that sometimes the truth hurts. Amid the protests, the irony is that there is an easy solution to being fat.
I applaud Dame Sally’s recommendation that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective approach in treating overweight women.
It is important for people to realise that the solution to being fat is within everyone. People need to start by recognising this. As with so many issues in life, the lesson is to take personal responsibility. It is a fundamental fact that we at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic help clients realise.
You don’t need faddy diets.
You don’t need expensive gimmicks.
Weight-loss programmes at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic include CBT. It is cognitive behavioural therapy that provides rationality with the hypnotherapy being used to anchor this understanding in the client’s subconscious.
Our programmes at Leeds Hypnotherapy are tailored to suit the particular client but we teach that slimming down can be fun and that it certainly it is not an insurmountable difficulty.
It is within your grasp.
It is about being aware and being mindful.