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A letter in the ‘New Scientist’ magazine caught my eye this week because of its relevance to the weight-loss treatment I offer at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic.

The letter mentioned American super-size model Tess Holliday who describes herself as a body positive activist.

Her Wikipedia profile says Tess embraces the word ‘fat’ and advocates that people should be able to eat as much as they want without suffering social ostracism.

I couldn’t agree more with Tess’s insistence that people shouldn’t be subject to mockery or exclusion because of their size. Of course not – no-one deserves to be bullied.

But whether or not an individual is happy with being overweight is another matter.

Confidence credo

Yet I admire Tessa’s body confidence credo – part of treatment at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic involves teaching people how to ‘own’ their personal characteristics and not be troubled by the prejudiced opinions of others. Treatment at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic is always non-judgmental no matter what condition or disorder is being treated.

You might wonder, though, that if I agree with Tessa’s sentiment, am I not being contradictory or even hypocritical by suggesting fat people should lose weight?

My answer is no – I’m not. I’m not because while I applaud people embracing mental well-being, I also care about people’s physical well-being. The two are not distinct. Psychological issues and physical issues are often intertwined.

And put simply, the hard truth is that being fat is not good for physical health even if it can be made to seem glamorous.

That brings me back to the letter in the ‘New Scientist’. It is from a Ms Christine Rogers of London responding to a previous article in the magazine on ‘fat acceptance.’

Everyday tasks

Ms Rogers writes that she is aged 79 and overweight, having risen from 7.5 stone (48 kg) in her 20s to 75kg today. At one stage she weighed 90kg. She points out that Tessa Holliday is aged only 33 and seemingly capable of coping with her excess weight. However, Ms Rogers warns that the model is storing up trouble for the future. She doesn’t mention the obvious medical problems of heart disease and diabetes in her letter but focuses instead on less glaring difficulties that emerge with age such as the painting or cutting or toenails, getting in or out of a bath or into public transport seats – everyday tasks made more problematic by being overweight. Seemingly trivial tasks that in youth are simple enough become more onerous with age, particularly so if one in fat, she says.

Ultimately, though, being overweight is a lifestyle choice. No-one needs to be fat.

Taking responsibility at Leeds Hypnotherapy

I teach clients who come to see me at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic that losing weight needn’t be a chore. It can actually be fun. It is about taking responsibility and being the person you want to be.

If you choose to be fat now and in the future, you are entitled to that choice, (though that decision impacts on the lives of others close to you.)

Unlike super-size model Tess, it’s unlikely that you’re ever going to turn being overweight into a profitable business plan.

But be happy, whatever your size.

Be aware, though, that being fat is never going to be the healthy preference.

Weight Loss Hypnotherapy in Leeds- The Myth of Fat and Fit

Weight Loss Hypnotherapy in Leeds

Weight Loss Hypnotherapy LeedsThe Myth of Fat and Fit

Among services offered by Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic are weight loss hypnotherapy programmes that help people who need to shed fat reach their healthy target.
While shapes and sizes vary among clients who come to see us, so too do initial expectations. But we treat everyone equally – we are not judgemental and simply explain what weight a client needs to lose. Some clients are shocked by the fat they have to shed, particularly those who consider themselves fit. Such clients are often, but not exclusively, younger men who prefer to think of their bulk as being mostly muscle. While muscle mass does vary between individuals, fat is still fat and to be healthy most people should aim for a balanced height to weight ratio – this means their body mass index (BMI) should not exceed 25 – and anything above 30 is classed as obese.
(There are a few exceptions when these figures do not apply – notably pregnant women). For the vast majority of people, though, being overweight, or obese, equates to carrying about too much fat. And there is no such thing as being fat but fit.
And this certitude has been confirmed by new research led by Imperial College London and University of Cambridge.
The researchers examined data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study of half a million people.

Healthy and Unhealthy Metabolic Markers

Participants’ BMI was examined alongside metabolic markers (e.g. blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels, etc) to determine who was classed “healthy” or classed “unhealthy.”
Findings showed that being “healthy” but overweight or obese still increased the likelihood of contracting coronary heart disease.
The increased risk was 26% among overweight “healthy” individuals and 28% among those ranked obese, said the study, published in the European Heart Journal.”
Dr Ionna Tzoullaki of Imperial’s School of Public Health is quoted as saying: “I think there is no longer this concept of healthy obese.”
The study’s lead author, Dr Camille Lassale, said: “If a patient is overweight or obese, all efforts should be made to help them get back to a healthy weight.”
Much as people might accept the veracity of all this, the fact remains that many people find the prospect of achieving their ideal weight a daunting task.
At Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic we address this issue, starting with the simple premise that the only way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than you burn off – which means eat less.
Simple as this rule is, the practice can appear more complicated. But with the treatment we provide – cognitive behavioural therapy reinforced by clinical hypnosis, losing weight can be fun – achieving your ideal weight can be a doddle. More information and details of how to lose weight with Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic can be found on this website. You can also download for free a guide to losing excess fat with ease, written by me, Daniel McDermid. The guide explains how to attain and maintain your ideal weight.

Calories and the Food Industry

The food industry has been in the news again with health officials insisting more needs to be done to make people eat less or more accurately to consume fewer calories on a daily basis.
New proposals could see the size of portions sold by manufacturers reduced, or ingredients going into many recipes changed.
The targets are expected to be decided by Public Health England within the next 12 months.
I was asked this week whether I thought this was a good idea or just further evidence of interference by the state.
Well, of course, anything that helps benefit people’s health is to be applauded. One of the main problems with processed foods is that too many people are unaware of exactly what they are eating and that includes the number of calories they are consuming.
So no – the food industry should not be allowed to abuse people’s ignorance and health for the sake of maximising profits.
Ultimately, though, the aim should be to educate everyone to recognise the importance of caring for their own health.
One of the lynchpins of successful treatment at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic is for clients to understand the importance of responsibility and to take responsibility for themselves.
Accepting responsibility is a vital factor in addressing all issues and resolving a variety of conditions, including obesity. Taking responsibility might at first seem daunting or a burden. But Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic, using cognitive behavioural therapy reinforced by clinical hypnosis, is able to support and strengthen the resolve of individuals who decide they want to change their lifestyles. They soon realise that losing weight can be fun and eating healthily is easy too. It is all about changing perspectives and being aware. Support from the food industry is to be welcomed too – but ultimately all individuals need to take control of their own lives. And here at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic we know that everyone is capable of that. The Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic guide Man Up Lose Weight, is available to download free from our website.


Leeds Hypnotherapist says ‘Cut The Calories and Slow Down Ageing’

Leeds Hypnotherapist says ‘Cut The Calories and Slow Down Ageing’

Leeds Hypnotherapist states ‘Here at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic we’re always alert to new reports and debate that might be of relevance to the wellbeing of our clients.’
One study to catch our eye this week was reported by, among others, Science Correspondent of the i newspaper, Tom Bawden.
He writes of the work conducted at the University of California in Irvine USA, led by Dr Paolo Sassone-Corsi whose study suggests that a low-calorie diet can slow down the body’s ageing process by beguiling the body’s biological clock.
This seems to be an as yet unrecognised bonus of following a healthy eating regime as well as providing, in all likelihood, an additional incentive to many overweight people wanting to shed fat.

Leeds Hypnotherapist Weight-loss Programmes

Among treatments offered at Leeds Hypnotherapy Clinic there are, of course, our weight-loss programmes. Treatment uses cognitive behavioural therapy reinforced by clinical hypnosis to attain and maintain an ideal weight. Clients are helped to understand the obvious physical advantages of being a healthy body size as well as discovering that being a healthy weight also offers wider psychological benefits, such as renewed self-confidence – in other words it enhances the client’s overall wellbeing.
Dr Sassone-Corsi’s new research suggests that there might be a further, as yet unrecognised benefit associated with adopting a low-calorie regime – that being the slowing down of the ageing process.
The theory is that the more you avoid a high-calorie intake, the quicker your digestive process will be and therefore the younger your body clock will think you are. This is based on the body clock’s normal assumption that the older you are, the slower you process your food.
The correspondent reports that a group of elderly mice that were fed for six months on a diet containing 30% fewer calories than normal showed a “significant improvement in their energy-processing efficiency, giving the body clock a dose of youth.”

‘Rejuvenating the Biological Clock’

He quotes Dr Sassone-Corsi as saying: “Caloric restriction works by rejuvenating the biological clock in a most powerful way.”
Although it seems that research has yet to extended outside the lab, results are nevertheless intriguing.
Food for thought, indeed.

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