• Dee Woolridge, CIHt, CLC, RMT

Hypnosis and Weight Loss

According to the International Diabetes Foundation, “Diabetes and obesity are the biggest health challenges of the 21st century”. That’s a very sobering statement considering that the Dept. of Agriculture claims that 49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table. America is unquestionably “the land of plenty”, unfortunately when it comes to food we are “the land of plenty of the wrong kind”. Fast food has become a staple diet for many. How many of us love to go to the all-you-can-eat buffet or fall prey to the “supersize it for just a buck more” gimmick at most fast food joints.

Where is this leading us? Here are a few statistics from the CDC:

-37% of all adults are obese

-obesity related conditions include heart disease, stroke, insulin resistance, type II diabetes and

certain types of cancer

-on average medical spending for obese people is $1429.00 more per year than for normal

weight people

-most alarming: since 1980, obesity among children and adolescents has almost tripled