Obesity Threat to Women’s Health

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This week there have been reports in the news that obesity is the biggest threat to women’s health.

Dame Sally Davies has published her annual report, which states that tackling obesity should be a priority to prevent a “growing health catastrophe”.

In 2013, 62% of women aged 45-54 were classed as over weight or obese. The BBC reported that obesity increases the risk of many diseases including breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

I understand that losing weight can be difficult. Food is usually at the centre of many of life’s celebrations and with Christmas coming up we are bombarded with articles and adverts encouraging us to over indulge.

Our relationship with food is often set at a young age. Were you ever given ‘treats’ when you were being good or having a bad day? This then creates a emotional response that we take into adulthood, so that if we are bored, upset, tired we reach for those ‘treat’ foods to give us a lift.

I work with clients to change their emotional response so that they become indifferent to those ‘treat’ foods. I help them understand why they find it hard to resist certain foods and with this knowledge they are empowered to make healthier choices.

If you would like to know more about how I can help you improve your relationship with food, please get in touch for a free fifteen minute phone consultation.