Friday 26 August 2016

I Don't Want To Be the Fat Bridesmaid

Sally came to me three months before her best friend's wedding. She had been invited to be a bridesmaid, as had two other friends. One of the friends was very overweight, at least five stones or 70 pounds on the heavy side. Sally wanted to lose two stones or 28 pounds to look her best for the big day. She did not want to be the "fat bridesmaid" in her best friend's wedding photos.

Both girls met me when I had an exhibition stand about Gastric Band Hypnosis, or Virtual Gastric Band. I explained that this is safe and relaxing. We pretend that the person is having an operation to fit a gastric band at the opening of their stomach to restrict the amount of food they will eat and the power of their subconscious mind makes the experience real, giving all the benefits without any of the pain, discomfort, time off work and large investment of money.

Gastric band operations are quite common procedures now but there are always risks of undergoing general anaesthetic and ensuing stitches, scar tissue, even burst bands can pose problems. The operation's true cost is around £10,000 but available free on the NHS within the UK providing the patient qualifies by being sufficiently overweight with a high enough BMI. Sally was only two stones overweight so would not have qualified. The average cost in the USA is currently $25,000.

Gastric Band Hypnosis is completely safe, deeply relaxing and available in the comfort of your own home via the technology of hypnosis over Skype. Wherever you are in the world, I can help you. My current fee for the programme is £500, considerably cheaper than £10,000 or $25,000 for an operation which will cause discomfort and time off work at the very least.

Sally's friend chose not to book this programme. She muttered something about the price as she fiddled with her BMW key fob.

Sally did book the programme. From the first session, she noticed the difference in her eating patterns, as did her family and colleagues. She wasn't hungry and she found it easy to lose the weight - all two stones in time for the wedding. She wasn't the "fat bridesmaid" but we know who was.

Antonia Harrison is the English Skype Hypnotist,/p>

Friday 27 May 2016

No Need for NHS To Spend On 50,000 Gastric Band Operations a Year

A thousand people a week should have anti-obesity surgery on the NHS, experts are urging.

There are currently around 6,000 gastric band and gastric bypass operations a year. But a study wants it raised to 50,000 as Britain struggles with an obesity epidemic.


Each operation costs the NHS £2,588 but the benefit to the NHS is between £2,000 and £4,000 a year as patients need fewer obesity-related treatments. So that seems a good return on investment. However, each patient costs the NHS time in consultations before and after the operation plus there is lost working time for the patient and the risk that something will go wrong. A dear friend of mine recently died totally unexpectedly in a routine back operation.

I help people achieve all the benefits of gastric band surgery without undergoing surgery. How? With gastric band hypnosis. Virtual surgery if you like. The subconscious mind relaxes and the body thinks it has had gastric band surgery. I know, that sounds crazy which is exactly what I thought until I looked into it and found the remarkable success rates that have been achieved over the last few years. I decided to add this area of hypnosis to my existing training and am delighted to say that I have helped hundreds of people. My most dramatic result is a 32 year old lady who lost 7 stone, that is 98 pounds or 45 kg. She had actually been turned down for gastric band surgery on the NHS as her BMI was not high enough! In effect, her doctor told her to put on more weight just to qualify for the operation. Shocking. She came to me in tears and together we changed her life.

Gastric Band Hypnosis is a course of four sessions of deeply relaxing hypnosis with a back-up CD for the current fee of just £450, far lower than the NHS is paying for each op and clogging up surgical theatres which could be used for other types of operations.

My Gastric Band Hypnosis is available over Skype anywhere in the world in the comfort of your own home so it is ideal if you are self-conscious about going out. We deal with your psychological issues and don't just treat you as a lump of blubber. You are a person who eats too much and we need to find out why to help you to change your eating habits. You're not a number with a five minute appointment. I will listen to you and help you overcome the problem with your eating habits once and for all in a safe and relaxing way without any potential side-effects.

If you want to be my next successful client, contact me for a free consultation on I would love to help you.

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Changing 10 meals will change 90% of your eating habits

Changing 10 meals will change 90% of your eating habits.

Monday 23 September 2013

Stars Report Amazing Weight Loss with Raspberry Ketone Extract

Since the mention on Dr Oz's programme, Raspberry Ketone extract has been receiving lots of publicity.  It is a supplement which is gaining a lot of attention.

According to Dr Lindsey (the guest host on the popular Dr Oz show) Raspberry Ketone Extract works in more than one way, “The first way is it goes in and causes the body to burn glucose, or sugar, and burn fat, mainly in the liver…The second way, the most important way, is it slows the release of sugar into the blood stream. So when you don’t have sugar building up in the blood stream, you don’t have fat building up because sugar turns to fat…When the two are combined together, you get this synergistic effect that basically burns and blocks and stops fat, but it also is natural and safe.”

Raspberry Ketones are known to regulate adiponectin, a hormone that causes your body to boost metabolism. In turn, the fat within your cells gets broken up more effectively, helping your body burn fat faster and more efficiently.

Here is what Miracle Raspberry Ketone™ claimed on their website…
  • ·         In a study published in the journal Lipids in Health& Disease, subjects taking Raspberry Ketone lost an average of 7 kilograms in 28 days without diet or exercise.
  • ·         Miracle Raspberry Ketone contains no stimulants.
  • ·         Raspberry Ketone has been found to increase metabolism, boosting weight loss by more than 800%.
  • ·         Studies have shown a 39% reduction in cholesterol and an average 2 inch reduction in belly fat within 28 days.

Nigella Lawson reported a weight loss of 2 stone in 1 month.

Dawn French lost 7.5 Stone in 3 Months without exercise or changing her diet!

You can read the full report and obtain a free month's supply of the product at

DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS COMPANY.  You order a free trial for $4.99 which takes three weeks to arrive.  They then email you to say that as you have not returned the product for a refund within two weeks, they have charged another $142 to your credit card.  If you have already ordered, ensure you obtain a refund and keep a copy of all email correspondence between you and the company.  In the UK Call 020 335 66 290 and make sure you don’t take no for an answer.Write to cancel any future orders and insist on a written acknowledgement.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.  Read the report from angry customers:

If you want to buy the product, it is probably available in your local health food store for a third of the price.

Here is a UK supplier online:

Monday 16 September 2013

Studies Confirm Link of Low Fat Diets With Depression and Impulsive Behavior

Low fat diets have been associated with increased risks of depression and suicide. This correlation was first noticed decades ago. While going over data in a study of heart disease, researchers where surprised to find that individuals with the lowest cholesterol levels had increased incidences of deaths from suicide, violence and accidents. Since these initial findings, several studies have confirmed a link to low fat diets with depression and impulsive behavior.

The Link to Serotonin

It is thought that low fat diets affect serotonin levels in the brain. However, it is not clear exactly how low fat diets disrupt the serotonin balance. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that works to inhibit impulsive behavior. It is often found that individuals with abnormal serotonin function have thoughts of suicide and impulsive, hostile behavior.

The Importance of Dietary Fats

Dietary fats are necessary for the proper functioning of all the cells of the body. Brain cells are no exception. Eating a diet that lacks sufficient healthy fats will negatively affect how you look and feel. It is possible that individuals vary in their dietary fat requirements. However, if you have been on a low fat diet and are experiencing dry skin and hair or mood problems, you may want to consider adding more dietary fats back into your diet.

Expect Weight Gain on a Low Fat Diet

Our media-induced fear of fat has created a very profitable market with over 15,000 reduced-fat products on sale in the USA! These products completely fail to live up to their claims, not to mention that they don’t even taste good. Have you ever had a fat-free product that tasted better than the original? The fact is that when they remove the fat, they have to put something back in, and that “something” is usually more sugar, sodium, artificial flavorings, binding agents and other chemicals.”

Weight Gain:
Expect weight gain on a low fat, high refined grain diet. Saturated fats such as butter, lard, coconut oil have a strong influence on metabolism! These fats help to release insulin. Fat keeps you full longer. Fats are satisfying and satiating.  When you avoid fat, you are hungry more frequently.

Medium-Chain Fatty acids like those found in coconut oil have also been shown to boost metabolism and aid in weight loss. Medium-Chain Fatty Acids are immediately used for energy (are quickly digested and do not require bile to break them down) which, subsequently, increase metabolism. This is also known as “thermogenesis” or fat burning. The body becomes more efficient.

Eating fat does not make you fat! Eating fat with excessive carbohydrates from sugars and refined grains will

If you want to feel full longer, and become lean and efficient, fuel up with saturated fats and get your carbohydrates from vegetable sources rather than sugary foods and refined grains.

High Sugar Levels Are Linked with Memory Loss

Type 2 diabetes often occurs with overweight but did you know that high sugar levels are associated with memory loss?

I read this in an article on one woman’s weight problem:
"I was becoming increasingly forgetful, leaving the cooker on, burning things, not able to remember anything," said Maureen."I was afraid that I was heading towards dementia or Alzheimer's."My doctor gave me some memory tests, which I couldn't do, and she referred me to a memory clinic."They were concerned about my very high blood sugar levels and explained that there was a link between high sugar levels and memory loss."I didn't know this but apparently when sugar levels are high, blood thickening occurs which reduces the amount of oxygen reaching the brain. This can affect memory and concentration."
This makes sense to me.  Solving your weight problem can improve the symptoms, reduce the need for medication or even eliminate Type 2 diabetes which in itself has terrible complications:
-          Short-term complications includehypoglycaemia, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), and hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state (HHS).
-          Long-term complications include how diabetes affects your eyes (retinopathy), heart (cardiovascular disease), kidneys (nephropathy), and nerves and feet (neuropathy).

If you are overweight and have Type 2 Diabetes it is time to do something about your eating habits.

As an experienced Consulting Hypnotist, I help people worldwide over Skype to resolve issues with eating, motivation to exercise and the self-belief and self-acceptance which may be lacking due to hidden messages heard in childhood.  I sometimes use Gastric Band Hypnosis but each person who comes to me is an individual and I work with everyone to obtain the results they can achieve.  Find out more at

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Sugar or Artificial Sweeteners in Your Desserts and Drinks?

Saving calories on desserts isn't as easy as replacing that rich dessert you love with a sugar-free alternative. Many times the amount of calories you save isn't worth all the trouble found in sugar-free desserts. Here's the lowdown on why sugar-free desserts may do more harm than good.

Increasing Food Cravings

While many sweet desserts are blamed for causing food coma after a meal, going sugar-free doesn't solve this problem, nor does it leave you as satisfied. Sugar cravings are satisfied by sugar, sugar substitutes may leave you wanting. Despite giving in to a nutrient-poor sugar-free dessert, your craving for sugar will probably not be satisfied which could cause even more cravings. A just-released review by Purdue researcher Susan Swithers notes that artificial sweeteners do not trigger the reward center of the brain like sugar does. In addition, artificial sweeteners don’t trigger insulin response, which according to the author, “could impair energy and body weight regulation.” The results suggest this may cause more cravings and promote excess calorie intake to help “satisfy” the body’s need for energy from food.

Impacting Taste 
Sugar substitutes alter the taste of desserts made with real sugar, but even if you get past the difference in taste of artificial sweeteners, your body does not. In fact, the regular consumption of artificial sweeteners may alter the body’s ability to “recognize” sweet tastes from a metabolic standpoint. That means your “taste” for sweet things may not work as well after continued consumption of zero-calorie sweeteners. This could support excess caloric intake, which, if left unchecked, could contribute to weight gain. So, while artificial sweeteners have been proven to lower caloric intake initially, over time, they may have an adverse affect.

Saving Calories?
If you think that going sugar-free will save you a significant amount of calories, you may be wrong. Portion size is king but when you compare sugar-free versions of familiar desserts, you may find that the calories saved are not worth it. For example, the calorie difference between regular and sugar-free Oreos is 7 calories per serving. Hershey’s Special Dark Sugar-Free version saves about 40 calories from the regular version, but note it’s a slightly smaller serving. From brownies to flavored oatmeal, the same is true, sugar-free options may save some calories, but there’s no real drastic calorie save overall.

Reducing Artificial Sweeteners in Your Diet
Lowering the amount of artificial sweeteners takes the same strategies as lowering your sugar intake. Here are three tips to help you cutback on artificial sweeteners:
Add Fiber: Instead of trying to find comparable sugar-free replacements for decadent desserts, add fresh fruit to add sweetness. 
Switch to Whole Grains: Many desserts are made with refined grains, but adding whole grains to items like cookies or pancakes satisfies your hunger better, and gives you more vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids than refined grains.
Add Healthy Fats: Many products with artificial sweeteners have added fat to maintain taste. Instead of the butter, cream, and margarine used for desserts, add healthy fats such as avocado, nut butter, or olive oil where appropriate.

Your thoughts…

Do you use artificial sweeteners in your diet? Why or why not?

By +Carolyn Richardson on Jul 16, 2013 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

Read more: Is Sugar-Free Dessert Better for You?

Read more: Is Sugar-Free Dessert Better for You?

Monday 8 July 2013

Five Stone Weight Loss With Gastric Band Hypnosis

Gastric Band Hypnosis is the natural way to shed weight without surgery, pills or faddy diets.

A recent article in the Daily Mail featured a 27 year old teaching assistant who lost five stone and went from a size 18 to a size 6.

Teaching assistant sheds five stone after being HYPNOTISED into thinking that she had a gastric band and loved to exercise 

  • Danielle Davies, 27, from Rotherham was 14 stone due to love of takeaways
  • Mother hypnotised her into believing she had gastric band
  • Also bewitched her into doing exercise through 'Hypnocise' technique
  • The teaching assistant is now a size six and works out every day at home

Read more: 

I offer Gastric Band Hypnosis to clients either at my home office in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK or anywhere in the world over Skype.  You can read more at Gastric Band Hypnosis

Saturday 15 June 2013

What Top Scientific Journals Report About Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Hypnosis Works for Weight Loss –
See What Top Scientific Journals Report

Hypnosis Over 30 Times as Effective for Weight Loss. Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J. (1986). Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54, 489-492.

Two Years Later: Hypnosis Subjects Continued To Lose Significant Weight. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1985)

Hypnosis Subjects Lost More Weight Than 90% of Others and Kept it Off. University of Connecticut, Storrs Allison DB, Faith MS. Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy for obesity: a meta-analytic reappraisal. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1996;64(3):513-516.

Hypnosis More Than Doubled Average Weight Loss
Kirsch, Irving (1996). Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioural weight loss treatments--Another meta-reanalysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64 (3), 517-519.

If you want to change your eating habits for life, I mean really change them by changing your mindset, talk to me.  I am a Clinical Hypnotist who specializes in weight loss.  I will tailor a programme for you based on a detailed assessment of why you are holding onto the weight.  I may recommend the amazing Gastric Band Hypnosis programme if suitable.  

I am based in Portsmouth in the UK but I help most of my clients in other countries over Skype.  Find me at EnglishSkypeHypnotist.