Case Study A (name, location changed)
Mary, a 41 year old woman from Balwyn came to see me for weight issues. She felt compelled during her lunch break to opt for oily, fried food. She wanted to be more conscious of what she ate and to choose more easily and effortlessly a lower calorie, healthier option for lunch – e.g. to eat sushi, lean chicken sandwiches. In the first session we addressed this behaviour. Upon returning for the second appointment a week later she reported feeling an ease and a satisfaction in making a lunchtime healthy eating choice.
In the subsequent sessions we reinforced this change as well as other related changes that helped her reduce her overall consumption of calories facilitating weight loss. We also worked on motivation concerning exercise, to remove the blocks holding her back from going for a 30 minute walk every day. Mary has lost more than 14 kilos and is more than happy with the permanent lifestyle changes she has made to date.
Case Study B (name, location changed)
Jillian, a 26 year old from Essendon came to see me for a chocolate habit. On many nights she would buy blocks of chocolate and would often eat a whole block after work in the evening. She wanted to stop this behaviour as she found it impacted not only her weight, but her overall mental and physical health in a dramatic way. We addressed this behaviour in the three sessions and worked on a healthier substitute. She reported weeks later that her desire to eat chocolate had dramatically reduced and that she wasn’t compelled to eat it any more. She lost a significant amount of weight not only because of this change, but also because she had more energy in the evenings to exercise and to burn those extra calories (yoga, gym).