Claire Ayton, 36, piled on 3 stone during her 7-year Coke binge. After feeling tired all of the time, the mother of 2 went to her GP for a check-up. She neglected to inform the GP of her £1,300 per year addiction and her blood test results came back normal.
”People used to comment how many bottles of diet pop we bought at the supermarket or kept in the house,” Claire said, ”I never thought Diet Coke could be the cause of my problems because it was a diet drink.”
The worried special-needs assistant tried a number of different weight-loss methods, including Weight Watchers and Slimming World. Nothing worked until she decided to consult hypnotherapist Russell Hemming.
Hemming recognised the problem immediately and told her she was a fizzy drink addict. Claire’s body had begun to crave sweetener, namely Aspartemine, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar.
Claire immediately gave up Diet Coke with the help of Hemming, but not before suffering headaches and fatigue from going ‘cold turkey’.
Now she goes to Zumba and Boxercise twice a week and substitutes Diet Coke for water with a chunk of orange.
Claire has already lost 5lbs and hopes to lose over 2 stone. She plans to spend the £1,300 of diet coke money on a family holiday next summer.
Some experts claim that diet drinks can make you gain weight and instead advise you to drink water whenever possible.
Hypnotherapist Russell Hemming says that he has created a successful combination of cognitive behavioural therapy and clinical hypnotherapy which works towards changing the way people focus on food.
If you would like to beat an addiction and would like to find out more about what hypnotherapy can offer, please feel free to look at our Hypnotherapy Areas section for more information.
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