Use your brain to be the weight and shape you want
Posted Apr 23 2009 12:39am
Another beautiful morning here in North Yorkshire. However, I just can’t help letting out a little sigh as I contemplate the round-up of news articles from yesterday about the first over-the-counter slimming pill.
The pill, which is a half-strength version of the prescription drug, Orlistat, works by blocking the body’s ability to absorb fat.
However, the possible side-effects sound extremely unpleasant. If dieters do not stick to very low fat meals, any undigested fat passes through the body, causing diarrhoea and wind. Euuuwww….
Those taking Alli — priced at £49.95 for a four-week supply — are also advised to take a daily multivitamin as the three-a-day pills can disrupt absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
Sun GP Dr Carol Cooper says: “It is definitely not a miracle pill. You are not going to see results unless you take it regularly, three times a day, and the side-effects mean that in the real world people will skip tablets.”
Sun nutritionist Amanda Ursell adds: “If you want to lose weight and keep it off, the most important tool you have at your disposal is your brain.
“Change the way you eat and build exercise into your life.”
Hear, hear, Amanda Ursell!
It is so tempting, this idea that there is a magic pill that can somehow zap something in your body and make you thin and happy.
But, in fact, when you stop to think about it, that just doesn’t quite add up, does it?
If you are overweight and struggling to make the changes you want to make to your eating and exercise programme, popping pills is not going to be the answer, any more than all those diets and diet foods have been the answer for you either. You need to retrain your brain and build a powerful mindset for slim, healthy eating.
This is where hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis are such powerful tools.
It may not be the ‘miracle’ or ‘quick fix’ offered by a pill - but it can be much easier than you think when you understand how to really use your mind in the right way. And it is a resource that you will have for the rest of your life.
Unlike those pills that just get flushed down the toilet.
Messing with your body’s delicately balanced digestive system does not sound like a very viable option to me. It makes me feel a little queasy just thinking about it.