Alaine from Manchester
Alaine came over from Manchester to see Julie after her brother and husband both
successfully stopped smoking:
I would like to thank you for the session we had on food and image. I was literally addicted to sweets when I
walked in and was eating a lot of cakes and crisps. My main concern was the damage I was doing to my health in
the long-term and the sugar highs and lows I kept experiencing! I know I did a lot of emotional eating and
couldn't seem to say no to goodies!
However since our session I have changed my eating habits for good. We no longer have cakes in the fridge and
it does not bother me at all – it doesn't cross my mind to even buy them. I also say no to the big pile of sweets
we have at work all the time now. I still have the odd treat but I feel like I do it by choice rather than
need - when I get stressed or bored I tend to reach for my bottle of water than the bag of sweets and am eating
much more fruit and vegetables.
I think long term I will be so glad I did this. Even in the short term feel much better for not having the
sugar highs and lows all day long from constant snacking.