I Lost 100 Pounds With Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
‘Dream to be slim’
Following her 100 pound weight loss her story was featured in the Daily Mail and Daily Express Newspapers.
She lost 7 stone after working with Martin and Marion; Katie attributes most of her success to the CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy part of her treatment and is now a healthy weight for her height, which she has maintained. Katie went on to Lose 100 pounds following her treatment.
but looking back on photos I think this was because I was tall. I really started to gain weight quickly when I went to university. This was a result of too many cheese toasties and an over reliance on cheap pasta and tomato ketchup!
she started to look at ‘extreme’ ways of losing weight – looking at diet pills on the internet and the costs of a surgical gastric band. “For me weight loss was crucial, I didn’t want to die early as a result of my ‘lack of control’. I knew the health implications, but didn’t really understand why I couldn’t lose weight. I even started reading a number of pages on various forums around the gastric band surgery option, but I didn’t like what I read.
that was exploring all weight loss solutions (presented by Dawn Porter). She had tried a hypnosis session for weight loss and felt that it was the only thing (out of all the weird and wonderful diets) that offered something sustainable.
(not just for weight loss but for other areas of my life). I read every page of their web site I was intrigued. The treatment combination of both Clinical Hypnosis and CBT that offered seemed to be an interesting way of combining the benefits of both therapies. I thought I’d give it a go. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
– but really wanted to try something that I thought would be sustainable, addressing bad eating habits, rather than providing a short term ‘sticking plaster’ approach. That hasn’t worked for me before. I know that yo-yo dieting is unhealthy, not to mention the impact it has on my self-esteem in the past.
I was feeling confident but to be honest I wasn’t completely convinced I would lose weight. I didn’t want to weigh myself immediately, as I didn’t want to become obsessed with scales, but more with how I felt.
I had lost an amazing 12 kg. To say I was blown away would be an understatement. The weight loss definitely provided a huge confidence kick! After that I lost around two pounds a week on average. And it was just so really easy!
Just concentration, to make sure you incorporated all the mental tools they gave me during the treatment. That was especially when I identified areas in my life that are normally ‘high risk’ . As soon as I applied rational thinking to situations, Will Power was no longer required.
– As long as you are only eating when you are hungry. Ensuring you stop when you are satisfied. They explained that, because of my PCOS and Hyperinsulinism, I have to be really careful about the amount of carbs I eat. This was because whenever eating eat carb-rich foods, my body has to produce a lot more Insulin, compared with people who don’t have this problem, in order to regulate my blood sugar.
alcohol, but all other walks of life. The process taught me to identify areas in my life where I had a ‘low tolerance threshold’ – where I was being irrational. I then use their twist on CBT, Pause Button therapy to stop and consider the consequences of my actions – putting the argument to ‘the jury’ to sense test my decision. It’s been super useful at work!!
It became obvious that a lot of time I just wasn’t hungry – I realised that I often ate when I was tired. As Marion simply asked ‘Why do you think eating will stop you feeling tired, isn’t rest a better solution?’ This was a huge ‘penny drop’ moment for me.
I now know my mind was over ruling signs of feeling full. So much so I would leave almost every meal feeling overstuffed, and, very often, guilty. The proof has been keeping the weight off; Martin and Marion have provided great support so far. I often listen to the recordings that they gave me. The maybe unexpected impact on my health has been a real positive incentive.
Of all the different parts of the therapy it was the CBT part that piqued my attention, it all just made so much sense. After the treatment I quickly realised that when I thought I was hungry, I really wasn’t. I look back on the way I ate before, and the amount I was eating. I realise exactly why I was overweight now – I wasn’t listening to my body at all.
I know now that in the past my mind was over ruling the signs of feeling full, so much so that I would leave almost every meal feeling overstuffed, and, very often, guilty. For me, their treatment was incredibly empowering – the results go beyond weight loss. I feel a lot more in control in many aspects of my life, and controlling my eating habits is just one area. In the end I went on to Lose 100 pounds of fat.
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