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Change Your Mind to Lose Weight

Shifting the scales starts with shifting the mind

Tackling an issue like weight involves complex layers of life: what you eat, when you eat and how you eat, as well as factors such as your personal metabolism, moods and genetics.

I work with people who know quite a lot about which foods work for them, but what show up most often is an oversight on how they are eating and why they eat the way they do. Below is an example of an average answer when I ask someone what/when/where/how/why they eat.

What you consume: a healthy mix of foods including salads, vegetables, carbs, proteins and treats. Maybe some alcohol on occasion.

When: mealtimes are sporadic and often don't occur at the same time each day (life is busy!)

Where: at least one meal at home, maybe two, with snacks on the road or while out and often at least one meal eaten outside the home (breakfast, lunch or dinner)

How: No idea what that question means?!

Why? Because it's lunchtime or I haven't eaten for a while…?

I could go into detail but the point here is that I work at the How and Why levels. In other words, many of us eat because it's 'that time' (a set lunch break at work is a good example.) Are you hungry at that time? Maybe, maybe not but there's no other time to eat and you can't cook a meal when you're at the office.

Snacks are eaten on the go and sometimes replace a meal either because the person isn't hungry or they are on the go and don't have time to stop.

How people eat is a breakthrough question. Once we begin looking at How You Eat – the speed at which you eat, the duration of a snack or meal, whether you're eating alone or with others, using cutlery (including chopsticks) or your hands, and any other particulars such as eating while reading or scrolling.

When we gather data at this level, we begin to notice things we didn't see before. Very quickly, patterns emerge and what's brilliant about that is that when we have data the solutions become starkly obvious.

So in short, I'm not going to run off a meal plan or exercise goal sheet, you know how to do that. You also know the value of calories in vs calories out. You're smart enough to be able to count so you don't need a coach for that.

Where I can help is by guiding you into the most granular levels of what your brain is doing before, during and after you eat so that you can begin to glean insights into your own behaviours. Your behaviour might be a thought, a feeling or an action and I'll help you discover which it is.

Once you have data you can change. You've probably tried calorie counting or some other point system so you know that works. Maybe you've had success with programs such as keto or wholefoods. I support all types of diet as long as you know it works for you.

The difference here is that those diets work when you do them and if you're reading this then you might find that over time you slope off 'the wagon' and old habits sneak back in.

With a program based on neuroscience and decades of research to back it up, I work with you at a neurobiological level – that is, we'll spend a series of weeks (12 in total) breaking down what happens for you in the eating and movement cycle using the Antecedent, Behaviour, Consequence (ABC) method.

In short, it's a program that gets to the root of Why you eat the way you do and How you do it. You'll be stunned at what you discover.

Most people think they already know what they're doing but remain baffled as to why their weight loss attempts never last beyond a certain point. The short answer to that is you are probably aware of what you're doing generally but haven't ever been shown how to tunnel down and make more sense of what's underneath those patterns.

If that resonates with you, this program can help.


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