Are you stuck in a weight loss rut? - Avril Carpenter
If this is you, I feel your frustration! I got an email recently from a lady asking what she should do as she had plateaued. Since we’re all unique human beings, it can be difficult to pinpoint one single cause of weight retention. And since she’s not a client, I don’t know her specifics. […]
How do I lose weight if I’m a foodie?
About 75% of women I work with identify as being “a foodie”. If you’re a foodie and you’d like to shift some weight, today’s tip is for you. What’s a foodie? A foodie is someone interested in food, someone who is curious about exploring new foods, someone who savours and enjoys their food. What […]
Are you a mum on the weight loss journey?
If there was a simple everyday activity you were doing at home — which was potentially setting your daughter up for future weight issues — you’d want to know about it, wouldn’t you? You need to STOP doing this in front of your daughters If you’re a mum, I strongly encourage you to throw away […]
How the Hollywood weight loss myth tricks us...
Sometimes when we decide to lose weight, we get all Hollywood about it. It sounds like that’d be a good thing, but it’s not. Here’s why… So you’ve decided on your goal. Maybe you want to drop a dress size. Perhaps you want to be a more positive role model for your little girl. Or, […]
True or False? Will I believe there’s a silicone band in my tummy
But will I actually believe I’ve got a silicone band fitted in my stomach? It’s a really common question. Here’s your answer. Interesting side effects Now, some clients do report a feeling of tightness in their tummy. Others report a split second of nausea. Many clients report no physical change in how they feel […]
How Netflix is making us fat...
What’s subscription telly got to do with me being my happy shape and size? It’s a valid question. Then… Do you remember in the olden days, when we’d watch an episode of Dukes of Hazard or David Attenborough’s Our World and we’d wait an entire seven days to find out what happened next? (I always […]
Do you eat and drive? | Weight Loss Hypnotherapist for Women | Lighten Up | Happy Shape and Size
Today I’d like to talk about your driving habits. You might be thinking what have my driving habits got to do with my weight? Quite a lot as it turns out! Here’s why: distracted eaters, overeat. So, for example, this week I worked with a sales rep whose job requires her to spend a […]
What kind of craziness is this virtual gastric band?
Lots of women ask me, “so what kind of crazy diet is this virtual gastric band?” Just so we’re clear, the virtual gastric band isn’t a diet. We all know how depressing and frustrating and miserable they are, right! Arrgh… It’s NOT a diet. The virtual gastric band is a lifestyle change. It’s a […]
Are you eating foods you hate (while trying to lose weight)?
Here’s a question for you. How often do you make yourself eat superfoods or foods you don’t like – just because you’ve read somewhere or heard somewhere that they’re healthy for you and will help you shift the weight? If so, you’re going to love today’s tip. Something I’ve noticed in many of the […]
How negative thinking PREVENTS weight loss (and #1 tip to remedy it)
Sounds strange – very strange indeed – but it is true. Negative thinking can limit your weight loss. Here’s how. When you think negative thoughts, you influence the biochemistry of your body. When you think negatively, your body floods with cortisol and adrenaline. Cortisol and adrenaline = stress hormones They’re both stress hormones which cause […]
How to lose weight (even if you LOVE chocolate!)
It’s ok – you’re not alone! I know most weight loss programmes tell us we can’t eat chocolate. But let’s face it, those kinds of programmes make us feel deprived, which means our chocolate cravings go through the roof. You might be relieved to know that the virtual gastric band programme, no food is […]
Will hypnosis make me reveal deep, dark secrets?
Will hypnotherapy make me reveal deep, dark secrets? Or do embarrassing things against my will? It’s a great question. You’d be amazed how often I’m asked. Many women are understandably nervous about the idea of ‘mind-control’. Fortunately, it’s a myth. That is propagated by many stage hypnotists, who like to push the rather silly […]
How to reduce snacking at work (and home)
This week’s making peace with food tip is all about stacking the deck in your favour in the workplace. But you can use this at home as well. What do I mean? As you sit there now, look about yourself. What foods are in your line of vision? Maybe they’re not just looking, but […]
Are you a night-time eater?
Are you a night-time eater? Many of the women I work with in the clinic or the online programme Lighten Up, are night-time eaters. It’s a very common issue. Many women talk about how it’s easy to stay on track during the day at the office, but from about 4pm onwards, things start to deteriorate. […]
If your motivation has gone AWOL.... (ridiculously simple tip!) | Weight Loss for Women| Lighten Up
What do you do when your weight loss goal seems miles away, and your motivation has gone AWOL? Here’s a simple tip you can apply immediately to kick start your motivation. In fact, you’re watching this video blog right now as a result of me applying this exact tip! Here’s the tip: According to […]
Watch your words! (2 words that block weight loss) | Weight Loss for Women | Lighten Up
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