AN NHS nurse who ballooned to 26 stone by gorging on McDonald’s and ketchup sandwiches has revealed how she misplaced half her body weight after being hypnotised.
Junk meals addict Georgie Hughes, 25, at all times struggled to discover garments to match her dimension 28 body and was bullied by her friends in school.
As effectively as binging on steak and onion pies, Georgie would additionally eat half a loaf of a bread a day when she was at her largest – and she could not even use her scales to weigh herself as they solely went up to 25 stone.
She determined to take drastic motion when her dimension started making her really feel in poor health and she couldn’t discover something to put on besides dishevelled ‘tents.’
Having tried each weight-reduction plan – together with juice cleanses and slimming shakes – she may consider, the NHS nurse determined to give hypnotherapy a go.
Now after 18 classes with hypnotist Phil Collins – who made her imagine her favorite snacks tasted disgusting – she has misplaced a whopping 13st dropping down to a dimension 14.
Earlier this 12 months, Adele reportedly misplaced three stone thanks to a £295-an-hour hypnotherapist.
“Hypnotherapy has been incredible,” stated respiratory nurse Georgie. “I was skeptical at first, but I haven’t looked back since. Seeing Phil has changed my life.”
Explaining how hypnotherapy has modified her relationship with meals, Georgie stated: “He’s put me off bread and McDonald’s without end.
“If I go along with my pals or household now I’ll eat the meat out of the burger however gained’t have the opportunity to contact the bun.
“And the thought of eating takeaways now makes me feel ill!”
During her first session, Georgie got here to the realisation that she consolation ate to address being bullied in school.
“It was a vicious circle,” she stated “And I wanted to break it. During my first session Phil requested me about my favorite meals and I instructed him I may simply eat a number of bagels and six slices of bread a day.
“I’d have three slices of peanut butter on toast for breakfast, then three packets of cheese and onion crisps, chocolate and sweets earlier than lunch.
“I’d additionally sneak slices of white bread with cheese and tuna mayonnaise on and even simply butter and ketchup.
“At lunchtime I’d eat a jacket potato with butter, baked beans and cheese, and much more slices of white bread if I was nonetheless hungry.
“For dinner I’d usually eat three portions of carbonara pasta or a roast dinner with plenty of crispy roast potatoes.”
McDonald’s was additionally one in all Georgie’s favorite takeaways and she’d typically devour a big large Mac meal with cheese bites, a big strawberry milkshake and a few 99p cheeseburgers earlier than going house and consuming a second dinner.
In order to break this cycle, the hypnotherapist used the chest infections Georgie had beforehand suffered to persuade her that bread tasted like mucus.
She defined: “He instructed me to shut my eyes and began to inform me that bread and bagels tasted like mucus. It labored right away.
“After the session I went home and took a bite of bread and it was absolutely disgusting. It tasted like mucus and put me off eating it.”
Three weeks after her first session Georgie had misplaced a stone and continued to see Phil for one more six months throughout which era she misplaced 5st.
“I saw Phil once a week for two months and then every other week for the next five until I went away to university,” stated Georgie, who works at Shrewsbury Hospital.
“He gave me the tools I needed to continue my weight loss journey on my own and I’ve never looked back.”
Before her weight loss, Georgie struggled to discover dimension 28 garments and would solely gown in black.
“I only ever bought black so that I didn’t stand out,” she stated.“I was depressing being so large and being bullied made me lose all my confidence and shallowness.
“That’s when I decided to give hypnotherapy a go. I imagined I’d be asked to look at a watch and imagine myself thinner but it was nothing like that. He just spoke to me and made me trust him so I could completely relax.”
Since giving up bread and bagels, Georgie ended up shedding a whopping 13 stone – half her body weight – which took her down to a slim dimension 14 and weighing 13st 8lbs.
For breakfast has a bowl of porridge, rooster and vegetable salads for lunch and wholesome, low-calorie Hello Fresh meals for dinner.
“My target weight is 12 stone and I’m so close to it,” she added.
“I haven’t wanted any extra hypnotherapy since 2015,’ she says. ‘But Phil and I keep in touch on a yearly basis and I tell him how I’m getting on.
How does hynotherapy help weight loss?
- Adele reportedly misplaced three stone earlier this 12 months thanks to hypnotherapy
- Hypnotherapy makes use of hypnosis to deal with situations or change habits
- Before embarking on a course of therapies, therapists will ask what you hope to obtain and agree what strategies they’re going to makes use of
- To begin with, they’re going to lead you right into a deeply relaxed state earlier than utilizing your agreed strategies to assist your objectives appear extra achievable
- They then progressively convey you out of the trance
- You can convey your self out of a hypnotic state if you’d like to
- Hypnotherapy is used to deal with anxiousness, sleep issues, ache administration or breaking habits
- Hypnotherapy just isn’t normally out there on the NHS
“It took me a long time to lose weight and get to where I am now. But I’m happy that it didn’t all come off overnight. This way I know I have changed my lifestyle and will keep it off. It’s also sorted my self-esteem and anxiety. I’m a different woman now – not only to look at but inside too. I’m happy with myself and my body.”
Hypnotist Phil, who specialises in hypnotherapy, counselling and life-coaching, stated: “In the primary session, Georgia’s self esteem and self worth was extraordinarily low and she confided in me that there have been many private points.
“Georgie, contemplating her younger age when she first got here to see me actually did take to it.
“It took a number of sessions for her to start believing in herself, but from that first session I knew that she could do it.”
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