I recently had a client who is on a diet but despite her best efforts, found she just could not stop eating crisps, even to the point of snacking on them without realising it. Needless to say, this was not helping with her weight-loss!
We had a chat about the whole thing and did some work together to help her to loathe and detest even the thought of eating crisps – as you can read below, she has not touched a crisp since and definitely does not miss them! Best of all, her weight-loss is back on track again as a result.
I am on a weight loss programme and have been for a little while. It’s mainly going OK but I had a problem with crisps – no matter how hard I tried, I found I was eating crisps almost subconsciously. For example, at work I would find I was eating packets of crisps at my desk without remembering actually buying them, or if I am out and about I would snack on other people’s crisps, and so on, which was not helping my weight loss.
I spoke with Keith about this and he offered to help me overcome my crisp eating habits, so I gave it a try.
We sat down in a room together, discussed my problem, and went through a short process which was pretty good fun. And that was it.
Since then, I am very happy to say I have not touched so much as a single crisp, nor do I ever get a craving for crisps (the thought of eating crisps actually makes me feel a little sick now!). I was at a party the other day and I avoided the bowls of crisps without even thinking about it.
At home now, instead of reaching for a bag of crisps at night, I reach for an apple or a carrot or some fruit instead, and I feel much better for it.
I am sure it has also helped improve my weight loss over the past couple of weigh-ins too.
I would certainly recommend Keith to anyone else looking for some help in giving up food for their diet!
– Shelly B, Bracknell, UK.
Dieting can be a tricky process for people, especially if there is a particular food which they like and find it very hard to give up. Fortunately, I can work with them to help them turn that craving into an intense dislike for the food such that they not only no longer crave it, but they feel a bit repulsed by the thought of eating it (I know this works very effectively as I personally went from drinking 6 cans of Coke a day to not touching the stuff instantly using the same techniques). If appropriate, we can do a little more work together in the same session to help install a preference of healthier alternatives as well.