We know that obesity and smoking are major burdens on the US healthcare system. Despite public health efforts, over two-thirds of US adults are considered overweight or obese.[1] This increases their risk of a number of medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and some types of cancer.[2] High BMI (Body Mass Index) also reduces…

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Do you remember The Biggest Loser, a reality show that featured overweight contestants trying to lose weight? Bombarded with different activities and interventions, a lot of the participants lost a considerable amount of weight. Have you ever wondered if they kept it off? Six years after the original show, a research team from the National…

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Are you struggling to shed some extra pounds, lose a little weight? Do you find it difficult to muster enough energy to hit the gym? Do you use food for comfort? Have you tried every diet possible and failed? You’re not alone. Obesity is one of the most significant health challenges of the 21st century.…

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When interviewing a prospective hypnosis client, a weight loss candidate, she commented on she noticed that some of her friends were able to eat large amounts of food, yet remain thin. Her statements included “It seems like when Emma eats; I’m the one who gains weight!”  I also heard her self-criticism,  “I am big-boned.” “I…

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Cristofer Jeschke Do you know anyone who is so self-focused that they seem to dwell on all the things that were going wrong in their life? They may not quit talking about their difficulties. Perhaps you wondered what was wrong with that person, their life so out of control that they experienced one crisis after…

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Relationships are not easy at the best of times. During the holidays, however, the pressures can increase even further. Spending time with relatives and estranged families, introducing your new beau to other people in your life, meeting (your partner’s) friends, feeling the financial strain of Christmas shopping, cooking and entertaining like there is no tomorrow.…

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Many people hope to maintain their current weight during the holidays so that January doesn’t push them into crazy dieting. Here are some insights I’ve found helpful for preventing weight gain over the Christmas season.  Did you know that in the US, half of all annual weight gain happens during the Christmas holidays? Not surprising…

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It is important to realize your thoughts can bring into reality the things you want and also the things you do not. Whatever you fear the most and think about often will occur.     An example:  You may enjoy daily walks, but you believe that that the discomfort in your hip or your knee is…

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  Overall  Statistics According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2014 more than 1.9 billion adults and 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese. The amount of obese people has nearly doubled from 1980 to 2008. Overweight issues were associated with the countries with a high level of income, but…

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