Healthy Lifestyle: Natalie

Natalie Smith
Holistic Nutritional Consultant
Austin, TX

I've struggled with my weight and health related issues for the last 8-10 years. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes ten years ago and it's been a difficult, never-ending uphill battle. I felt like it was going to be something that I would have to struggle with for the rest of my life. I was afraid that it was going to make me sick because I was bingeing on foods that were hurting me. I was using food and alcohol as a crutch and I wasn't taking care of myself. Once I started bingeing, I couldn't stop; I was bingeing two or three times a week. I went to the gas station and bought doughnuts and cakes and sugary foods. I couldn't control it because I didn't even know what was causing me to do it. I tried really low-calorie diets and fasts. I could stop it temporarily by dieting and being strict with myself, but after a couple of months, I just went back to bingeing.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis through citysearch. All the good reviews impressed me. People were saying how their lives had changed and it sounded good, so I decided to call. I noticed changes after the first session. When I walked into the office, I felt like my stomach was in my throat. For the first time in months, I actually felt really relaxed in my whole body. The change came faster than I expected. I'm eating better, taking care of myself, and learning how to be comfortable with myself. I'm not using food as a drug to calm me down and I'm not afraid of change anymore. I first came for food issues, but it has become everything else in my life that has needed to change. A lot of the food issues that I was dealing with were centered around fear and a lot of those feelings are gone now.

Hypnosis has been the tool that made it all fall into place and made the change happen not just with food, but with my whole life. I'm not afraid of other people anymore and I deal with things like anxiety and stress in healthy ways. Now I can recognize what's going on before it turns into a binge session. I realize that food is not going to solve the problem or ease anxiety. People at work have noticed that I'm standing up for myself in unexpected ways. My friends, family, and my husband have noticed a change in me. I don't feel nervous about what people are thinking about me and I don't think twice about talking to people.

Hypnosis has helped me to eliminate bingeing and eating things that I knew would make me unhappy and unhealthy. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because hypnosis is a really good tool to tap into the subconscious and utilize your own strengths. This has been the biggest tool for change that I've ever had in my life. It came at the right time when I was ready and I don't know if the change could have happened without it. I'm becoming a different person, the best parts of me aren't overshadowed by fear, anxiety and stress anymore. This process has changed my life beyond what I could have even imagined. It's been pretty amazing; the difference between who I am now and the person that I was before is like night and day. I know that these changes and my healthy lifestyle will be permanent because it isn't possible for me to go back; I have tools now that I can use for the rest of my life