Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Planning to lose weight?

Why not start right now?

Are you already telling yourself that you'll start your diet in the New Year?

Have you already planned to lose weight after Christmas?

Why not start now?

Of course there are going to be days when you eat a little bit (!) more than normal - and maybe drink a little bit (!) more too!

But it's not what you do occasionally that puts on the pounds - it's what you do every day. Now assuming that your partying isn't going to be that extreme how about eating really healthily, even maybe a little less than normally on your non-party days. Maybe even doing a bit more exercise on those days - allowing your weekly calorie intake and burning to balance out?

So stick to the plain cereals for breakfast, salads for lunch and healthy evening meals when you can - and don't worry about the excess (well, don't go mad obviously!!!)

You may even find you don't put on any weight over Christmas - you might even lose a bit!! - Now how would that feel?

Of course, if you need some help you know where I am ...

And don't be stressed this Christmas - breathe, chill out, relax!

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Thursday, 3 November 2011

Champix - warning

Are you putting your health at risk by trying to stop smoking?

Champix has already been linked to heart problems, strokes and blackouts. The latest warning comes from Dr Curt Furberg, professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He has done research into stop smoking treatments and found that 90% of people having serious side effects like depression and suicidal thoughts were taking Champix.

Only 7% with the same issues were taking Zyban.

According to a piece on aol today, in the past four years Champix has been linked to 80 deaths, 39 of which were suicides.

The manufacturer Pfizer says that there is an information leaflet with warnings in the pack - as though that is an answer to this issue!

Please take care if you're thinking of taking a drug to help you stop smoking. Your doctor knows of the dangers - make sure you do too.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The sun is shining!

Don't you feel better when the sun is shining?

I suggest to all of my weightloss, stress and anxiety clients - in fact all my clients - to get out in the sunshine every time the sun shines!!

Walk briskly for as long as you can - even if you've only got 3 minutes it's better than nothing!

If you can't walk far then just sit in the sunshine. Close your eyes and turn your face to the sun for a few minutes.

You'll be very surprised at how much better you'll feel.

As the days get shorter and winter approaches there will be less sunny days - but there will still be sunny days!

Cheer yourself up and get outside! You know you'll feel better!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Talking of money...

Are you motivated by carrots or sticks?

Do you move towards what you want - or away from what you don't want?

Are you avoiding pain - or seeking pleasure?

Well, my blog on the money you will save when you stop smoking certainly started a conversation!

Some people WILL be motivated to stop smoking to save the money - or be able to spend it on something MUCH better! They're moving towards pleasure!

Some people will be more motivated to stop smoking (or indeed spending/wasting money on fizzy pop or alcohol or sweets) when they realise how much money they've already wasted - so they're moving away from pain!

Which are you?

Or would you like to make the same comparison but using health? Are you fed up of the coughing and breathing problems? Or is it lack of energy? Or are you motivated to lengthen your life and spend more time with your family, children, grandchildren?

Which are you?

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

The Economy's looking bad!

So perhaps now IS the time to take control of your money!

Stop smoking and save the money and this is what happens....

20 a day at £50 a week could feed an adult. So if you stop smoking you'll never have to find the money to buy food again!!! Or petrol for your car???

If you save that £50 a week at 3% interest p.a. these are the savings...

£2,644 after one year - that's a nice holiday every year!
£5,3644 after 2 years
£14,040 after 5 years (that's a new car?)
£30,317 after 10 years - that'll pay for university fees for one of your kids!
£71,061 after 20 years
£96,420 after 25 years

So if you are around 35 years old and you saved every penny you would have almost £100,000 in your pension fund at 60 years old!

Or you could pay off your mortgage quicker, or get a mortgage - what could YOU do with he money?

And all by just stopping smoking.

Is it worth it?

Call me now and I'll show you how easy it can be! 0113 380 1758
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(Or perhaps you want to lose some weight and save the money you spend on chocolate, crisps and fizzy drinks??!!)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Today's Special Offer

Today's Special Offer is...

£10 off Stop Smoking Session

but you must book today for an appointment in October

What would it be like to be a non-smoker?

How would it feel to say "no thanks" to cigarettes?

How much money will you save?

What will you do with that money?

How will you health improve?

How much better will you feel - about YOU???

Call now 0113 380 1758

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Monday, 10 October 2011

Lose a Stone by Christmas! Special Offer for October only!

Remember what you looked and felt like in your best clothes at the Christmas Party last year?
Was it good? Will it be good this year?
Or was it not so good? Want it to be BETTER this year?

You can lose a stone before Christmas if you start NOW!

Never mind gastric bands, virtual gastric bands or weird diets!

All you need to do is change the way you THINK about fattening and sugary foods - so you DON'T THINK ABOUT FATTENING and SUGARY FOODS.

Oops - now you're thinking about them aren't you?

That's the problem with willpower and dieting. You can't NOT think about chocolate, crisps, biscuits or whatever else you're eating too much of...pies, chips...OK I'll stop!

With hypnotherapy I can help you eat less of the fattening foods. Stop eating for "comfort" and start eating for your health!

Eating healthily you can lose 2lbs a week. From today that's 20lbs (one stone 6lbs) by Christmas Day!!!

What would YOU look like at over a stone lighter?

What would YOU feel like at over a stone lighter?

Call me and let's talk about how I can help you.....

All weightloss packages (that's 4 sessions) booked to start during October get a special extra £20 discount (as well as the 4th session being totally and utterly FREE!!)

But only if you start before the end of October. And only if you mention this blog when you call me on 0113 380 1758.
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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Stopping Smoking Report

I felt I just had to copy and paste a piece I read on AOL today about the number of people trying - and succeeding in stopping smoking with the NHS.

Here it is I've added my own comments in red!:
"The number of people trying to quit smoking via NHS services has roughly trebled in the last decade but success rates have fallen, figures show. Well my success rates have stayed around the 95% stop and stay stopped mark!
In 2010/11, there were almost 788,000 "quit dates" set with NHS stop smoking services, with almost 384,000 successful attempts. In 2001/02, there were just 227,000 quit dates set and fewer than 120,000 successful attempts.
People may be successful on their first try, or can set further quit dates throughout the year if their first attempt fails. Maybe they should stop "trying" and just do it!
The overall success rate is now 49%, the same as the previous year, but down on the 53% recorded in 2001/02, according to the data from the NHS Information Centre. People are counted as successful quitters if they are still not smoking four weeks after their quit date. Four weeks? We tested for up to 6 months and I get letters from clients years later!The new report showed the total amount spent on England's NHS stop smoking services in 2010/11 was £84.3 million, almost £500,000 more than in the previous year and almost £60 million more than a decade ago. That's tax payers money they're spending! If you're not a smoker you may be a little incensed! That's £219.53 for each person who stopped.

With patches having a 16% success rate and Champix and Zyban coming in at about 24% when will the government realise that their methods are not working? A 49% success rate is less than 50:50 and that's luck!
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Better staying overweight than constantly dieting

Today's news on the eating front...dieting is bad for you!

Of course the way the papers are reporting the news it sounds like losing weight is bad for you but of course that's just not true!

The newest research says that it's better to stay overweight than be constantly dieting - and of course, that may be true! Dieting is un-natural and most diets encourage us to eat in ways that simply aren't normal! Dieting is cutting out carbs or fat, eating cereal for lunch or living off soups and shakes.

So yes, staying overweight IS better than dieting! But eating healthily is still better than being overweight. Changing your weight and losing that excess fat through normal, healthy eating is the best and only way!

I work with my clients to help them eat normally. Three meals a day, healthy food. No diets, no feeling deprived and no unhappiness! Hypnotherapy can change the way you think about those foods (and drinks) you've been labelling as "treats". But they're not "treats" are they?

They're not "treats" because you're having them every day - lots of them. A "treat" is occasional, a special event.

They're not "treats" because they are actually making you fat and unhealthy - and unhappy!

So let me help you put the "treats" back into your life. Eat normally. Lose weight. Feel better!

Call me on 0113 380 1758 and I'll explain how easy it will be!
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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Who can Dukan? You can!

I thought I'd start by bringing you a media line on yet another new diet!

Of course you can Dukan - or du (!) any other diet but do really WANT to diet? Do you really want to have to remember to pack separate bags of oat bran, each with 2 tablespoons in, for your holidays? Oh, and don't forget the flavourings - "available from our website" to make your food taste better!

With Dukan you don't eat any vegetables or fruit for the "attack" phase - well I know what that will give you an attack of - do you?

How's this for a way of eating that you can do all the time, forever? Eat normally! Yes, how about eating 3 meals a day, occasional healthy snacks, plenty of healthy vitamin and mineral-laden foods and enough protein and carbs to keep you healthy and fit?

Wouldn't that be better than spooning oat bran into little bags?

If you need help to just eat normally and cut out the snacking and fattening extras then give me a call. I can help. You will lose weight but here's the difference. You'll keep it off because, as far as the eating habits are concerned, you'll keep it up!

To borrow another advertiser's favourite - Simple!
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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Celebrating my 10th year breaking habits!

2nd July sees the beginning of my 10th year helping people like you to break their habits, stop smoking, lose weight, remove stress and phobia.

10 YEARS!!!!

So from 2nd July 2011 until 2nd July 2012 I'm going to be doing all sorts of special offers, events and I need YOUR ideas.....

If you have an idea of how I can celebrate 10 years as a successful hypnotherapist. If you have an idea about something I could offer to my clients - old and new - then please let me know!

e-mail your ideas to and if I decide to use the idea I will send you as a special gift!!

Look out for what's coming from 2nd July on this blog...
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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

A rather personal discussion!

The last few months have been really hectic here at Break the Habit as more and more clients stop smoking, lose weight and remove their stress and phobias!

But just for a moment can I ask for your help?

If you're a guy could you please go somewhere private and check your privates? And if you're a woman can you get your guy to check asap?

The reason I'm asking this is because my husband had Testicular Cancer two years ago. He ignored the lump for a few months because he was "too busy" writing a new novel. Fortunately he didn't leave it too late. Within days of visiting our GP he was in hospital. He lost a testicle to cancer but that's all he lost. Our lives were turned upside down but he preserved the most important thing - his life!

Men seem to know more about checking women's breasts than they do about checking their own balls! Now is the time to stop being shy. Stop being scared. Check!

Steven's new novel - a "ballsy" action thriller is now out! In his introduction he writes his own story. £1 from every book sold - which is most of his own profit - will go to the Everyman Cancer campaign.

If you'd like a good read - or want a way to get your partner/husband/brother/son to check his balls then please buy a book! It's in Waterstones or online here

If you want to read Steven's story there was a piece in the Yorkshire Post here

For more information on Testicular Cancer go to Everyman here

Don't leave it too late. Testicular cancer has a 97% survival rate if found early. But the incidence of this disease, the most common cancer in men aged 18 - 44, is rising. Look after yourselves!
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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

New Year's Resolution

My New Year's Resolution is to blog regularly! What's yours?

Of course, doing anything regularly will make you better at it!

We're told to eat regularly, exercise regularly, drink water regularly, sleep..... ok so you get the idea!

But what are you doing regularly that isn't good for you?

Smoking? Drinking? Eating chocolate?

Now is the time - now is always the best time isn't it ;) - to break the habits that don't serve you and start some new ones!

Can I help you? Yes I can!

The key to breaking a habit is really wanting to break it - yes, REALLY wanting to! Your reasons have got to be big - mega - ginormous!!!

If you've got big reasons for wanting to change why not call me NOW (yes it is always the best time) and tell me what you want to change - and I'll tell you how I can help you!

PS If you're reading this in the middle of the night please e-mail, or call me in the morning! Thank you!
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