A person is considered overweight if they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25 and 29, and obese with a BMI of 30 and above.
In England, 24.8% of adults are obese and 61.7% are either overweight or obese, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre. Today’s obesity levels are more than three times what they were in 1980, when only 6% of men and 8% of women were obese.
Most people who become obese put on weight gradually between the ages of 20 and 40, but there is some suggestion that the path is set in early childhood. “Overweight children are more likely to become overweight adults,” says Susan Jebb, professor of diet and population health at the University of Oxford.
The cause of the rapid rise in obesity has been blamed on our modern lifestyles, including our reliance on the car, TVs, computers, desk-bound jobs and high-calorie food.
However, it’s often more complicated than simple calories in vs calories out. In today’s society we have more information than ever before about what is in our food and drink and how many calories we are consuming, yet obesity levels are still rising.
Many people struggle with eating healthily, despite having all the information at their fingertips and more food choices than ever.
I have a lot of experience in this particular area, from years of helping personal training clients to lose weight through exercise and healthy eating.
Understanding our attitudes to eating and exercise is very important. We can discuss these together during your initial consultation. With the power of hypnosis, as well as some simple practical steps, together we can help you change any unhealthy patterns you may have with food or drink and help you to feel empowered towards living a healthier and happier life.