Effective HELP FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Lose weight easily with The Amazing Thrive Programme®. Feel confident, motivated and back in control in just 6 weeks.
Offices in Rickmansworth and Aylesbury. Welcoming enquiries from Ruislip, Watford, Northwood, Hillingdon Uxbridge, Harrow, Hemel, Berkhamsted and Tring. Sessions also available via Skype and Zoom.
There is no secret to losing weight!
Most people know that if you eat sensibly and take exercise the pounds will drop off. So why do so many people struggle with it? Surely, it's just a matter of burning off more calories than you consume? Well, clearly not, as the 15 million obese people in the UK will testify, as have all the hundreds of unhappy, desperate people who’ve come to see me over the years for weight loss.
Why can losing weight feel SO difficult?
Well, the main reason is that if you are not in the right mindset, it is usually a losing battle. Even the best diet and exercise plan in the world won't be effective if your beliefs and thinking about losing weight aren't what they ideally should be. There are three main issues at play which mean that despite your best intentions to lose weight, it just doesn’t happen:
• Comfort or emotional eating due to anxiety, stress, boredom or unhappiness. Over-eating is therefore the end result of these difficult emotions.
• Feeling out of control or powerless about losing weight or keeping it off. Not believing you’ve got the ability to lose weight means it’s unlikely you will put in the necessary effort.
• Lack of self esteem/self belief If the idea of being able to look slim and attractive is not consistent with your beliefs about yourself, or if you feel you don't deserve to look good, you are likely to self-sabotage your weight loss efforts.
The connection between weight and self esteem
It may be that you eat when you are upset or stressed or maybe you just never really feel full up. Food provides that instant reward and gratification, hence the term 'comfort eating'. When you need an emotional boost or need cheering up, that easily accessible chocolate bar or bag or crisps is an easy way of acheiving that - but just for that moment. Then the guilt and regret often follows shortly after...
It can be easy to become obsessed with how you look when you are unhappy with your weight. For many of my clients, their self esteem hinges on how attractive they look and how slim they feel. They feel that by being in control of their weight they are more in control of how others perceive them. However, feelings of low self worth, feeling ugly, feeling 'not good enough' come from within; these feelings arise from a more general lack of self esteem, but are often incorrectly attributed to outward appearance - and of course, being overweight only adds to these negative feelings.
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Weight loss and self sabotage
People lose weight when they are most motivated to do so. This is the time when diets are most successful. However, for as many people who lose weight from dieting, and manage to maintain that loss, there are many more who put the weight back on again...and then some. This can be due to slipping back into old eating habits once the motivation has worn off. Or it can be due to self sabotage - they feel they don't deserve to look good - it is incongruent with how they feel inside. Or perhaps, they don't like the attention that being slim brings with it - it feels outside of their comfort zone. They are attempting to move beyond the safe, familiar and comfortable
Unfortunately, most people plagued by being overweight try to slim using a variety of ineffectual methods: they move through an array of fad diets and all usually having the same disappointing result...any pounds shed are almost always quickly regained once the diet has ended. Diets are also unsuccessful because they compel the dieter to think about the very thing with which they have already been too preoccupied - food. On a diet we are constantly thinking about food.
Feeling out of control powerless about weight loss
Unfortunately, most people plagued by being overweight try to slim using a variety of ineffectual methods: they move through an array of fad diets and all usually having the same disappointing result…any pounds shed are almost always quickly regained once the diet is ended. Diets are also unsuccessful because they compel the dieter to think about the very thing with which they have already been too preoccupied – food. On a diet we are constantly thinking about food.
The result of trying, yet failing to lose weight is that we learn to expect failure. The more we expect to fail, the less effort we put into losing weight so it becomes a self fulfilling prophesy. Unfortunately, losing weight effectively DOES require effort – don’t believe any weight loss diet or programme that promises you otherwise!
The good news is that when you feel back in control of losing weight, putting in that extra effort seems worth it. When a weight loss goal seems achievable, you are much more likely to want to put in the effort. It makes it worth it to resist that chocolate bar. It makes it worth it to do that bit of exercise. Losing weight effectively is all about thinking positively and powerfully, having good self esteem and self beliefs. Here’s how to achieve that…
You CAN lose weight...and keep it off. Here's how...
If you are struggling with weight loss, The Thrive Programme® can help you to you feel back in control in just 6 empowering weeks. Whether your issues around food are due to bad habits, or you feel that your eating habits are a little deeper rooted, discover how to completely change the way you think and feel about yourself and your ability to lose weight easily and quickly.
What is The Thrive Programme?
It is an easy-to-follow yet extremely effective psychological training programme to overcome mental health problems and learn to thrive. You will learn how to significantly improve your thoughts, emotions and beliefs so you can feel back in control and symptom-free.
You will develop robust mental health, high, stable self-esteem and self-confidence and be able to make the most of life whilst knowing you can cope when it gets tough.
How does it work?
Over 6 weekly, one-to-one sessions, I will teach how all you need in order to reach your goals. The sessions can be done either in person in my offices or via video conferencing such as Skype or Zoom.
A completely different approach!
The Thrive Programme® is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting mental well-being. If you have previously tried other interventions or therapies that have not worked for you (as is the case with most of the clients I see), please be reassured that The Thrive Programme is completely different to any other kind of intervention available for mental well-being. The Programme is unique.....and it works.