The Hypnodiet

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Wednesday , 06 January 2010
The Hypnodiet

When Lily Allen recently dropped from a size eight to a size four, women everywhere were itching to find out her diet weapon. The 24-year-old revealed her weight loss secret comes courtesy of Susan Hepburn, author of Hynodiet: Lose Weight, Feel Fabulous – The Stress-Free Way. The hypnotherapist has already gained a stack of famous clients – including model Sophie Dahl and Drew Barrymore – who follow her teachings to stay toned and red carpet-fabulous.

It’s all in the mind

According to Hepburn, weight loss is not about what you eat or don’t eat, and it’s not about starving yourself. It is about reprogramming your mind to be able to control your eating habits. By removing the factors that cause people to eat (stress and boredom are the biggies!), the Hypnodiet can help you maintain a healthy weight by programming your mind to know when to stop eating.

Through guided meditations and visualisations, you’re trained to eat less, chew more and be more inclined to healthy activity. Lily admits that hypnotherapy encouraged her to go to the gym saying, “After the hypnotism, I want to go to the gym every day, otherwise I feel really bad. I just want to get more toned and healthy. I’m really good about everything at the moment – and I’ve never been happier.”

Yo-Yo no nore

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Oprah Winfrey are other famous fans of hypnodieting. The two stars began hypnotherapy as a way to stop the inconsistent yo-yo dieting they have both famously battled against. But unlike other diets, with hypnodieting, there’s no calorie counting, scale watching or bootcamp-style eating regimes. Instead of feeling forced to eat right, you’re taught to want to eat more healthily, to choose low-fat over fast food. It’s this positive attitude towards food that makes hypnodieting a proven weight loss wonder.

Top Tips For Mindful Eating

1 De-stress: We tend to eat more when we are stressed, so by targeting your over-eating trigger, you should get results, faster!

2 Be positive: An open mind is the key to allowing hypnotherapy to have full effect. Besides, what’s there to be negative about when you’re toned and looking fab?

3 Shop organic: Filling your fridge with healthy snacks and veggies will reduce temptation and encourage you to eat better.

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