I had struggled with my weight
I had struggled with my weight since childhood. I remember being told by my older brothers that I was fat when I was five years old. I was told by a school nurse to stop eating yogurts when I was eight because I was overweight! Strangely enough, when I look at photos of myself from those times, I was positively waiflike by today’s standards. Still, those words stuck with me and for the next 35 years my weight went up and down. It’s no exaggeration to say that I was completely obsessed by food and my looks. No event was untouched by my mental struggle with eating. Every day a huge chunk of my thinking was taken up with how fat I was, when and what I could eat next, which clothes to wear to conceal my weight and, above all, what other people thought of me – how weak, trapped and stupid I felt. Food made me miserable and yet I couldn’t see a way out. I visited Allen Carr’s Easyway clinic in Raynes Park, London on two occasions in 1997. Firstly to get free from smoking and a few months later to escape the alcohol trap. On each occasion, I emerged six hours later completely free and and I haven’t felt the desire for a cigarette or a drink since. When Allen applied his method to weight loss, I was excited to give it a try. As with smoking and drinking, he made me realize that I had been completely hooked on an idea that certain types of food were playing a role in my life that they simply weren’t. Since I accepted the reality that the fattening foods that we all tend to think of as our favourites simply aren’t the amazing pleasure or crutch that we’re led to believe, and that the foods that are best for us also taste the best, my life has improved in every way. Mealtimes are so much more enjoyable because I’m eating foods that are nutritious and taste great. They satisfy me without making me feel bloated. I don’t feel envious of what other people are eating – I can see they’re in the same trap I was in. When I get an invitation to a special event, it’s no longer overshadowed by the dread of finding something to wear. These days I actually look forward to shopping for clothes. All that time, headspace and energy that were previously consumed by my eating issues are now spent ENJOYING LIFE. I will always be grateful to Allen for the help he gave me and I was delighted to be given the opportunity to work for Easyway and help other people to benefit as I had. Allen originally devised his method to help people quit smoking and it was – and still is – a phenomenal success. More than 400,000 people have attended Easyway clinics in over 50 countries and Allen Carr’s Easyway books have been translated into more than 40 languages, have sold more than 16 million copies and the method is estimated to have cured 30 million people. This success has been achieved not through slick advertising or clever marketing campaigns but through the personal recommendations of the millions of people who have succeeded with the method. Allen Carr’s Easyway has spread all over the world for one reason alone: BECAUSE IT WORKS. The Easy Way for Women to Lose Weight addresses a problem that is by no means unique to women but is, nevertheless, one that traps women in a particularly aggressive way, such is the focus on body image these days. The beauty of this method is that it makes eating a pleasure first and foremost, with the happy consequence of keeping you looking and feeling great without having to make sacrifices or put yourself through punishing exercise routines. Thanks to Allen Carr, I feel happy and healthy in a way I simply could not have imagined before I discovered Easyway. I am sure that this method will change your life just as it has changed mine.
By John Dicey, Worldwide Managing Director & Senior Therapist, Allen Carr’s Easyway For a third of a century Allen Carr chain-smoked 60 to 100 cigarettes a day. With the exception of acupuncture, he’d tried all the conventional methods to quit, using willpower, nicotine replacement, hypnotherapy, substitutes and other gimmicks, all without success. As he describes it: “It was like being between the devil and the deep blue sea. I desperately wanted to quit, but whenever I tried I was utterly miserable. No matter how long I survived without a cigarette, I never felt completely free. It was as if I had lost my best friend, my crutch, my character, my very personality. In those days I believed there were such types as addictive personalities or confirmed smokers, and because my family were all heavy smokers, I believed that there was something in our genes that meant we couldn’t enjoy life or cope with stress without smoking.” Eventually he gave up even trying to quit, believing: once a smoker, always a smoker. Then he discovered something which motivated him to try again: “I went overnight from a hundred cigarettes a day to zero – without any bad temper or sense of loss, void or depression. On the contrary, I actually enjoyed the process. I knew I was already a non-smoker even before I had extinguished my final cigarette and I’ve never had the slightest urge to smoke since.” It didn’t take Allen long to realize that he had discovered a method of quitting that would enable any smoker to quit • EASILY, IMMEDIATELY AND PERMANENTLY • WITHOUT USING WILLPOWER, AIDS, SUBSTITUTES OR GIMMICKS • WITHOUT SUFFERING DEPRESSION OR WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS • WITHOUT GAINING WEIGHT After using his smoking friends and relatives as guinea pigs to test the method, he gave up his lucrative profession as a qualified accountant and set up a clinic to help other smokers to quit. He called his method “EASYWAY”, and so successful has it been that there are now Allen Carr’s Easyway clinics in more than 150 cities in 50 countries worldwide. Best-selling books based on his method are now translated into over 40 languages, with more being added each year. It quickly became clear to Allen that his method could be applied to other problems of addiction. The method has helped tens of millions of people quit smoking, alcohol, and other drugs, as well as to stop gambling, stop overeating, and stop overspending. The method works by unravelling the misconceptions that make people believe that they get some benefit from the very thing that’s harming them. This book applies the method to the issue of losing weight and unlike other methods it does not require willpower. Too good to be true? All you have to do is read the book in its entirety, follow all the instructions, and you cannot fail. I’m aware that the claims of the method’s success might appear far-fetched or exaggerated, at times even outrageous. That was certainly my reaction when I first heard them. I was incredibly fortunate to attend Allen Carr’s clinic in London in the late 1990s – yet I did so under duress. I had agreed to go, at the request of my wife, on the understanding that when I walked out of the clinic and remained a smoker she would leave it at least 12 months before hassling me about stopping smoking again. No one was more surprised than me, or perhaps my wife, that Allen Carr’s Easyway method set me free from my 80-a-day addiction. I was so inspired that I hassled and harangued Allen Carr and Robin Hayley (now chairman of Allen Carr’s Easyway) to let me get involved in their quest to cure the world of smoking. I was incredibly fortunate in persuading them to allow me to do so. Being trained by Allen Carr and Robin Hayley was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. To be able to count Allen as not only my coach and mentor but also my friend was an amazing honour and privilege. Allen Carr and Robin Hayley trained me well: I personally went on to treat more than 30,000 smokers at Allen’s original London clinic, and became part of the team that has taken Allen’s method from Berlin to Bogota, from New Zealand to New York, from Sydney to Santiago. Tasked by Allen with ensuring that his legacy achieves its full potential, we’ve taken Allen Carr’s Easyway from videos to DVDs, from clinics to apps, from computer games to audio books, to online programmes and beyond. We’ve a long way to go, with so many addictions and issues to apply the method to, and this book plays a special part in our quest. The honour of adding a light editorial touch to update and develop Allen’s method in this book has fallen to me and the amazing Colleen Dwyer, one of the most senior Allen Carr’s Easyway therapists in the world. Editing Allen’s work as we have enables us to apply the most up-to-date, cutting-edge version of his method to a whole host of issues, while inserting, where necessary, up-to-date examples and references within the text. Follow Allen Carr’s instructions and you’ll find it not only easy to be the weight you want to be, but you’ll actually enjoy the whole process. You won’t just be free; you’ll be happy to be free. That might sound too good to be true at the moment, but read on: you’ve got nothing to lose and absolutely everything to gain. Let me pass you into the safest of hands – over to Allen Carr ..
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