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Festive Eating

Christmas dinner

Hypnosis for Health

Are you worried about over eating during the Festive season? Hypnotherapy can help you to say no to all those extra calories. As the Festive season fast approaches, you can begin to feel confidant about your attitude towards food at this time of year.

Keep your will power strong and say no to all that extra food keeping your weight under control, who wants that awful feeling of having to start all over again come the New Year?!

Try my Festive Eating Hypnosis Therapy, a single deeply relaxing therapeutic session to help you keep those extra Christmas kilos at bay.

90 minute session ¬£85, recorded for your continuous help and support. Call or email to arrange your session. Regards Shelly ūüôā


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Stop Emotional Eating

Doughnut in Danger

Stop Emotional Eating with Hypnotherapy

Keep food and emotions apart with the Stop Emotional Eating Hypnosis

The need for sustenance, for food, is the most elemental need we are aware of, the first need we are aware of. Because it plays such a primal role in our lives, it can sometimes ‘stand in’ for other, quite different, needs we have. Like our need for love. Or challenge. Or meaning.

The Stop Emotional Eating Hypnotherapy programme was developed to help people who have got caught in the trap of feeding their emotions with food instead of with appropriate action.

We need to recognise and acknowledge the difficulty that emotional eaters have when they try to break this pattern with will-power alone. Emotional eating is not a conscious, deliberate choice. It operates at the unconscious level, and this is where it must be addressed.

Does this sound familiar to you? Break the pattern now and make immediate change to your health and well being.

Call or email for more info. Shelly ūüôā

Losing Weight As You get Older

Leicester Therapy Centre

The older we get the harder it is to lose weight unfortunately.

We know its unhealthy to be overweight. We know that additional body fat can cause problems for our internal organs, our blood pressure and our bones and joints which which are all ailments that appear to rise with age.

This is another good reason to to reduce weight and improve your health and quality of life. With age the importance of weight loss can jostle for position with all the other responsibilities, lifestyle and health niggles we face.

But as medical experts continue to predict the rise of obesity especially with our reliance on processed foods and sugary drinks we must reassess our priorities and perhaps refocus. Obesity shortens lifespan and can lead to classic diseases such as heart failure and diabetes.

So achieving and maintaining a healthy weight as you get older may be the best way of improving your health and prolonging your life.

To help you refocus, see how hypnosis for health and weight loss can help you.

Regards Shelly

Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Procedure

Hypnosis Health Clinic Leics UK; Dubai UAE

I get a lot of queries about the virtual gastric band hypnotherapy, it is a very effective procedure and the results gained thorough an entirely natural and safe process can be staggering.

A lot of inquirers tell me that they have been considering going in for the real operation as they think they ‘have tried every diet under the sun’ to no avail, but whilst researching¬†gastric band surgery¬†luckily have come across my information and have got in touch for more information.

Another common theme is that a lot of these ladies and gents do not have that much weight to lose. I mean, I know we have our BMI guidelines, weight/height/body type ratios but a lot of you just want to be able to fit in a decent size pair of jeans or a pretty dress again. But in sheer desperation are now considering going in for a very costly, very high risk operation. Is that you?

The¬†danger with weight loss surgery is that as long as you have the money (thousands of pounds),¬†you can be in tomorrow getting cut open and having bits of you removed or modified. Does your stomach make you eat, or is it your mind?¬†Most weight gain is down to mindless eating and drinking, comfort eating or self soothing. Just because you have half your stomach removed won’t make your cravings any less, in fact it is reported it makes them even stronger as you become more willful in ways to still ingest calorific foods.

Another symptom of bariatric surgery that patients have recorded is an increased level of alcohol consumption. This is a direct result of trying to fulfill your emotional needs from an external substance, be that food or alcohol (Can a gastric band make you an alcoholic?) the emotional patterns and cycles continue, and you are still not happy Рor slimmer.

Whether you meet the criteria for the virtual gastric band hypnotherapy or not, weight loss by hypnosis is achievable for everyone. The first part of the work is we look at your lifestyle, emotions and feelings around food, and I work with you to give YOU the CONTROL back. Get your control back over food so you can become the size and shape you want to be, once and for all.

Yes it will require will power, yes you will have to change your food and eating habits, yes you will have to do some exercise or activity. What you won’t get is any ‘fad’ advice, diet plans, food replacements, regiments or a depressing carb free existence to not look forward to (carbs are necessary for good serotonin production overnight¬†so it IS recommended that you can eat them, even¬†at night).

There is nothing more satisfying to see someone let go of all that ‘diet’ baggage and simply make healthier choices because that’s¬†what they actually want to do. To say ‘no thank you’ to a piece¬†of cake or dessert and¬†not feel secretly gutted about it. How would you rather feel? Happy with your healthier choice and losing weight or constantly worrying about what you can eat next?

I am not saying you can never again eat chocolate or have pizza, instead you will have the power and control to think, that you just don’t want it TODAY.

I have some great clients and they keep inspiring¬†which inturn makes me¬†inspire you, one of my ladies had her surgery consultation in Spring (she only had around 3 stone to lose)¬†luckily got in touch with me before the operation and is currently¬†2 st 7 lbs¬†lighter and hasn’t touched a sweet/chocolate/cake/biscuit (her vices) since. All whilst cooking and eating the same as the rest of the family, going on holiday, working, socialising – all the things that we have to do every day/week/month and year.

I have also worked with ladies for whom unfortunately gastric band surgery hasn’t gone to plan and have been in immense danger which is unbelievably sad and frightening, I will cover more about this in another future¬†post.

You want to be slim fit and healthy, you want to get into that pair of jeans again, you want to wear that little dress in the party season, see what hypnotherapy for weight loss can do for you. As long as you are ready to make the change, hypnotherapy will help you achive your goals.

Please feel free to get in touch with any queries via email, Facebook or Twitter @Hypno_Health¬†let’s get you on the right track to becoming slim and¬†healthy easily, once and for all.

Shelly Dar

  • MBACP – Counsellor Psychotherapist
  • GQHP – Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Licensed Hypno-Band Practitioner
  • Oxford Dip; Nutritionist
  • BUPA – Registered Mental Health Network

Hypno-Band Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis Clinics; Leicester UK.

Hypnosis Health Clinics Leicester UK and Dubai UAE

Meet yummy mummy Amy, she can’t stop smiling as she has just lost another 7 lbs – and she has just come back from her holidays! Amy has lost an incredible 18 lbs (1 st 4 lbs) in just¬†six weeks.

Amy is a stay at home mum, running after two small children all day and has achieved these incredible results easily, making use of the time she has and without a fancy gym subscription, calorie counting or complicated menu systems. Amy is well on track to her target weight, she looks great and literally cannot stop smiling.

One of her old vices was snacking on biscuits, being at home most of the day meant she could do this. She cannot believe herself that she hasn’t touched a single biscuit in over a month, she just hasn’t wanted one!

Amy had the virtual gastric band hypnotherapy  in Leicester clinic and from day one the pounds have been falling off. Just today she has told me she has lost another two pounds in the last week and has had to buy new, smaller size clothes already.

Well done Amy! More fab pictures of Amy to follow soon.

Diet Saboteurs – Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise, it looks fairly innocent doesn’t it, after all, if you’re having a healthy salad with a dollop on top how bad can it be?

Often when I am speaking to my clients they are baffled as to why they seem to be putting on weight when ‘I only had a salad’ is the mantra! Salads are great any time of the year, in sunny climes its just what you want and in the colder months there are many hot tasty¬†salads that you can have without the stodge factor.

What you’re putting on top of your salads in the form of dressings could be your down fall. It is well documented that some take away salads available contain more fat and calories than if you’d gone for the burger! Home made salad and foods is always the best option. You want your food with as minimal processing as possible, that way you can be assured of only health benefits not health ailments.

Mayonnaise – This is essentially oil. Imagine a whole jar of mayonnaise right in front of you, now see up to 80% of the jar just filled with oil. It won’t even be healthy Olive Oil, but plain old artery clogging vegetable oil. Now plop a few raw eggs on top, add some sugar, salt and bingo you have a ‘tasty’ fat filled dressing. All the good work you are doing undone just like that.

  • 15ml¬†mayonnaise = 100 calories and a whopping 11g of fat

Lets face it, who stops at one spoonful of mayo? A few¬†good tablespoons of it later and before you know it you’ve added up to 400 calories and nearly 45 grams of fat to your healthy meal. You might as well of had a fry up for your calories and fat.

Commercially produced mayonnaise and other cream/salad dressing are manufactured on a huge scale. Once made it will sit around in packaging, boxing, warehouses, store rooms, back of the cupboards for an age before it lands on your plate. They do not want this stuff to go off so it is packed full of sugar, salt, chemicals and preservatives which again are completely unhealthy for you.

Sugar and salt are commonly used as ‘fillers’ as they help to preserve the¬†¬†food item and they are cheap to use. You know already that this is not a good sign and a topic I will cover in further detail in another post. Chemicals will not give you a healthy body, they are chemical and cause an imbalance in your system. This prevents¬†your body from functionally optimally as it has all these chemicals and toxins to deal with.

Low fat options are even worse, they have to add the flavour somehow – there’s a chemical for that! There are lots of ways you can add flavour without compromising your health. For dressings experiment with different salad vinegars, fresh lemon¬†juice¬†or a dash of healing olive oil. If you need something creamy try low-fat yogurt or¬†fromage frais, I promise it will look just as good, taste even better and you will reap the benefits.

If you would like to discover how my hypnotherapy for weight loss can help you in Leicester UK or Dubai UAE please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help. You can also post on my Facebook wall any comments, queries or feedback.

  • Email leicstherapy@gmail.com
  • UK freephone 0800 612 8159
  • UAE Skype call – please enquire
  • Twitter @Hypno_Health

I look forward to hearing from you soon, Shelly ūüôā

Are you addicted to Chocolate? Try My Chocolate Therapy Programme

Leicester Therapy Centre 

Do you think you are addicted to chocolate? How much chocolate do you eat a week.. or a day? Are you happy with a treat size or do you go for the extra large version of your favourite chocolate bar?

For some people, chocolate¬†is their¬†drug of choice, and the substance they turn to get¬†their ‘fix’ is smooth, glossy, shiny often beautifully wrapped and readily available from corner shops to vending machines. Maybe you’re the type of person who cannot have a small piece, you must have the whole bar or box?!

A lot of my clients claim to have very healthy eating plans but once the demon chocolate raises it head, then all self-control is out of the window and we stuff as much chocolate down our necks as possible, leaving us feeling guilty and wishing we hadn’t touched the stuff. Never mind the increase in weight gained.

Being truly addicted to something is a serious matter but the good news is you do have the power to change this behaviour and overcome your chocolate habit. It’s said that it takes 21 days to break a habit, so if you manage to¬†e.g. not bite your nails for 21 days you are well on your way to¬†never biting your nails again.

To help support you through breaking your chocolate addiction, I have devised my Chocolate Therapy Programme to help you break your habit once and for all. You will find it easy to refrain from eating chocolate, losing weight if you need to and no longer sabotaging your dieting efforts.

In a single session we will control your cravings and with Hypnosis help you to keep off chocolate for a minimum of 21 days, after which you will have broken your habit and feel fitter, healthier and lighter and no longer wanting to have your chocolate fix.

The session is £135 and lasts 1.5 Р2 hours in my private retreat in rural South Leicestershire. I will also teach you tools that you will use to help yourself to stick to your goals, and finally get control back over your chocolate eating habits! Become leaner, healthier, fitter and happier, call me to see how I can help you now.

See my Hypnotherapy and Counselling in Leicestershire website, I’m also on Facebook. Call me on Freephone 0800 62 8159 for your free telephone consultation or email leicstherapy@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Shelly ūüôā

Superfoods. How do they help your Weight Loss goals?

Leicester Therapy Centre

What are Superfoods? It’s a term that has come about within the last few years and like anything, you either love it or hate it. It is actually an unscientific¬†term which is often used in marketing to describe food with a high¬†nutrient value.

So whilst the term¬†‘Superfoods’ is pushed to promote health, in most cases it is actually a super healthy food item so it can be deemed as¬†believable and true. Superfoods are often calorie light and nutrient dense, and will help you maintain your weight, fight disease and live longer.

According to Dr Steven Pratt ‘A superfood has three qualifications: It has to be readily available to the public, it has to contain nutrients that are known to enhance longevity, and its health benefits have to be backed by peer-reviewed, scientific studies’

By including more Superfoods in your daily diet, like nuts, berries and wholegrains full of fibre, protein and important nutrients, instead of your usual processed, sugary snacks you will boost your metabolism and lose more weight than before as they are perfectly weight management friendly and will work in tune with your body.

Top 10 Superfoods to include in your diet

  • Blueberries are often singled out as a superfood¬†because studies have shown they aid in everything from fighting cancer to lowering cholesterol. But all berries, including raspberries, strawberries and blackberries, contain antioxidants and phytonutrients. Worried about the price of fresh fruit? Experts say frozen berries are just as “super.”
  • Salmon provides a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which studies show significantly lower the risk of heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids fight back by reducing inflammation and slowing the rate of plaque build-up in blood vessels. Salmon is also a good source of lean protein.
  • Eggs Eating a breakfast high in protein is a good way to keep hunger at bay throughout the day. Eggs are full of choline, a nutrient that helps block fat from being absorbed in the liver. Choline may also help in preventing memory loss.
  • Nuts Many dieters shy away from nuts because of their high calorie and fat count. But studies show that eating a handful several times a week can help shed pounds and prevent heart disease. Almonds in particular contain lots of monounsaturated fats and fibre.
  • Green Tea¬†Staying hydrated will keep you from munching absent mindedly, and if you choose to drink green tea, you’ll also be increasing your metabolism, which will burn more fat. Plus, the antioxidants (yes, those again) found in green tea can help prevent cancer.
  • Broccoli is one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods, with only 30 calories per cup. That means you get a ton of hunger-curbing fibre and polyphenols — antioxidants that detoxify cell-damaging chemicals in your body — with each serving. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have long praised broccoli’s cancer-fighting and prevention abilities.
  • Yogurt¬†Low-fat dairy is an important part of any superfood-focused diet. Studies show that women who consume approximately 1,400 milligrams of calcium per day burn more fat than their non-dairy-eating counterparts. Yogurt in particular helps slow the production of cortisol, a hormone that slows metabolism.
  • Beans¬†Beans, beans, the magical fruit; the more you eat, the more … you lose weight. Black, kidney, white and garbanzo¬†beans (also known as chickpeas) all end up on superfood lists because of their fibre and protein. They fill you up and provide muscle-building material without any of the fat that meat can add to your meal.

By including more superfoods into your diet you are giving yourself energy and vitality, which in turn makes you feel healthier. When you feel healthier you want to excercise and be active, and when you are active you sleep better, which means you are fueling and using your body as the lean fighting machine that it is designed to be.

By investing in the most important part of your life, you, just as you invest in all other areas of your life, like your house, car, holidays ect, you will be here a lot longer to enjoy all these things that life has to offer you. Try some superfoods into your diet today.

See how my hypnotherapy weight loss programme in Leicester¬†can help you lose the weight you need to, quickly and easily. I am a licensed virtual gastric band Hypno-Band practitioner in Leicester and a weight management specialist for the Midlands. My hypno-diet¬†isn’t about dieting and deprivation, call me for a no obligation chat on freephone 0800 612 8159. Look forward to hearing from you, Shelly ūüôā




Summer, Summer Summer time . . .

It will soon officially be Summer 2012! the clocks go FORWARD Sunday 25th of March and from then on, hopefully we will be basking in warm temperatures and can make like Gisele with our sun-kissed glows. . . .

Or maybe not ūüė¶

Dont despair,¬†¬†now is the time to plan and prepare yourselves for the best Summer ever! Imagine yourself strolling confidently across the beach, looking slim, sexy and fit in nothing more than your Haviana’s¬†and a golden glow? What do you mean this isn’t a nudist beach *shriek*

Ok, maybe you will be wearing a little more, how about those beautiful feather light summer dress’ with the tiniest shoulder straps from a fashionable boutique¬†or a beautiful swimming costume or bikini, sipping a cocktail on the beach with friends and loved ones?

You can make this the best Summer ever, I will be launching my new easy Summer Weight Loss programme next week, where I will be helping you every step of the way, to reach your goals.

Until then, where’s that self tan . . .