Category: Weight management

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How to use your brainpower to cut out fast foods

In the last blogpost, you read that it is not lack of willpower that triggers us to eat fast food.  Fast food is designed to appeal to our inbuilt brain pathways to trigger over-eating, being over-weight, and cravings.  You now have the knowledge to avoid the “bliss point” foods, and start improving your health and nutrition. Today we’ll cover the next part of the … Read More How to use your brainpower to cut out fast foods

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Fast Food: Do You Really Need It?

How popular is fast food? Fast food (and other sugary, fatty food) is popular in Australia and can be a leading cause of weight gain and ill-health.  Over 9% of Australia adults and 7% of children surveyed in 2017 / 2018 consumed sugary drinks daily (1). These were not specifically from fast food outlets, but the percentage is still very high. In 2011–12, the … Read More Fast Food: Do You Really Need It?

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Why do people say ‘Being overweight isn’t that bad for you’?

This is part of the Healthy Weight Management Series of articles, tips, blogs and videos which is available on the Sunset Coast Hypnotherapy Facebook page . Can you be healthy while overweight? Can you be ‘fit’ while ‘fat’? Commenting on the idea that anyone who is overweight should lose weight, Nadja Hermann states that: I respect anyone’s decision to set other priorities and happily accept being … Read More Why do people say ‘Being overweight isn’t that bad for you’?

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Sneaky ways to be successful at losing weight

This is part of the Healthy Weight Management Series of articles, tips, blogs and videos which is available on the Sunset Coast Hypnotherapy Facebook page . Why do some people find weight loss so easy? We all probably know someone who can lose weight fairly easily if they gain a few kilos over the party season. They just put their mind to eating healthier foods, restrict … Read More Sneaky ways to be successful at losing weight

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Self-care – you’re worth it!

In the first blogpost on this topic, we covered some ideas for how to start some self-care. In today’s post, we will be touching on the fact that you’re worth it! Its worth spending time and resources on self-care. You deserve to focus on your own needs. In fact, it’s good for those you love when you take care of yourself. You truly can’t … Read More Self-care – you’re worth it!

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A great time to stop smoking the easy way, and boost your health

Well done! So you have decided to become a non-smoker again! (Remember: you were born a non-smoker…).  You can look forward to some great health benefits – not to mention the benefits to your bank account. Your health starts improving very soon after your last cigarette:- (1) 20 minutes: Your heart rate and blood pressure return to a normal range. 8 hours: Your body’s … Read More A great time to stop smoking the easy way, and boost your health

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Online hypnosis – effective, and the way of the future!

Introduction This week I am updating a post I first wrote in August 2019, a date when no-one had yet heard of COVID-19. I first started using Zoom and Skype (types of online video-conferencing software) to run hypnotherapy sessions for clients who were fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers in Western Australia. They had sessions with me in the clinic while on leave in Perth, and … Read More Online hypnosis – effective, and the way of the future!

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An easy way to trigger your success

What does the word ‘trigger’ mean to you? According to the Macquarie Dictionary, the word “trigger” has six definitions. Three of these are:- a stimulus or cause: the trigger for a general election. to start or precipitate (something), as a chain of events or a scientific reaction: takes only one person writing a letter to trigger (off) a chain reaction by people who have an … Read More An easy way to trigger your success

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Is there any difference between hypnosis and meditation?

Complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) are popular in Australia. A survey completed in 2007 found that almost 70% of those interviewed used at least one form of CAM in the past year, and 44% visited a CAM practitioner in the same time period (1). In fact, the estimated number of visits to CAM practitioners by adult Australians in that 12-month period was over 69 … Read More Is there any difference between hypnosis and meditation?

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How to keep to your ideal weight in 2020

I know (for me at least) that the excesses of the holiday season are a danger zone! I often find that the weight that I gain during this enjoyable time is still with me in January of the next year. Prevention is definitely better than cure, and so I have put together some tips to help during the holiday season. According to parts therapy, our … Read More How to keep to your ideal weight in 2020

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Be optimistic – its powerful and good for you – 2

In the last blogpost, I covered some of the research that shows optimism is so good for you! In this post I’ll cover the benefits in more detail, and discuss ‘explanatory style’ (or how we explain that happens in our life), and what we can do to make it work better for us. The Benefits of Optimism Researchers have found that optimistic people experience:- … Read More Be optimistic – its powerful and good for you – 2

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Be optimistic – its powerful and good for you

Do you:- Look on the positive side of events  and spring back from misfortune?  If you fail (or don’t succeed as well as you want) do you  pick yourself up and work out how to do the task better next time? Or do you believe success depends on luck (“it’s not worth trying…”), and feel that it’s not worth getting excited about something as … Read More Be optimistic – its powerful and good for you