Coincidences happen all the time and today was no exception.  I had just finished putting up a new landing page for Adam Eason’s product for Weight Control – AND – up popped a story on the BBC News website about a prisoner in America who is suing because of what he claims is a lack of food.  Since his arrest in September he has lost 7 stones on a 3000 calorie a day regime and is now a mere 22 stones.   Poor thing!

Now 3000 calories is higher than the daily recommended intake of 2500 for a male anyway.  So goodness knows how much he was eating before. 

As a former nurse I am horrified by the statistics and the trends with obesity.  What is even more shocking to me is that this is viewed by many as normal.

The World Health Organization predicts there will be
2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015 and more than 700
million of them will be obese.

Figures for 2005 show 1.6 billion adults were overweight and 400 million were obese.

The increase of convenience foods, labour-saving
devices, motorised transport and more sedentary jobs means people are
getting fatter.

One study, by market research firm Synovate, questioned 9,000 people in 13 countries across five continents.

Few people blamed their government for rising levels of
obesity: the largest number of respondents blamed the food that was now

People in the UK and the US were the most likely to nominate “no self discipline” as the leading factor in obesity.

These two nations also had the most respondents who said they would be unable to give up fast food.

Some 45% in the UK agreed with the statement “I like the
taste of fast food too much to give it up”, while 44% of Americans said
they would be unable to give up their burgers, pizzas and chicken

I was listening to a radio broadcast the other day on this topic and I have to admit that the problem is a complex one.  There were so many reasons cited why poor communities are severely disadvantaged when it comes to keeping fit and healthy.  For example they often lack sports facilities or supermarkets but have a high level proportionally of fast food outlets.  Hmm – The KFCs and MacDonalds know their markets.

Then of course there is education which in many communities is predominantly through the good old telly where you will get the good and the bad.  I love cooking but I am really frustrated with the high proportion of TV chefs who with scant regard for any health issues cook their salt and cream laden courses week after week.

I won’t get on my high horse today about diets and will leave that topic for a real rant day.  Just to say that I believe diets contribute to the obesity problem rather than solve it.

There is only one way to maintain a stable body shape and that is to take in an amount of food  that provides the number of calories that you use.  Adds up doesn’t it.  It is a simple formula.  Therefore the more you do physically the more you can eat without harm.  Logical?

To achieve that though you have to have the right mindset.  If your subconscious is not supporting your efforts because it has been trained wrong – the only thing that can change things for you is to re-train your inner mind.

Enter hypnosis.  It has so been the answer for me.  Give it a try if you are struggling with your weight and get a weight off of your mind.