As you make plans for 2008, remember that roughly 1.2 million Americans will have a heart attack next year. More than a million and a half will be diagnosed with diabetes in 2008, three quarters of a million will suffer a stroke, and as many as 24,000 will lose their eyesight to diabetic retinopathy.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 19, 2007
According to weight loss expert Tom Nicoli, some Americans will literally put their life on the line during the next few weeks, a theory backed up by an American Heart Association study and researchers at UC San Diego. For many, the upcoming holidays will mean indulging and overindulging in high fat/high calorie foods and alcohol. Add to that the stress of over-extended finances and lofty expectations for a Norman Rockwell holiday, and the way most people celebrate the season becomes enough to kill them. In fact, recent studies show heart attacks increase throughout December with a peak occurrence on New Year's Day.
"What will you get for Christmas? A heart attack? A shorter life expectancy?" Tom Nicoli asks. Yet he insists that despite the urgent need to achieve weight loss, a diet is one of the worst plans to take into the New Year. "You did not gain weight overnight and you can't lose it that way either. You have to make long-term, maintainable lifestyle changes that you learn to see as positives, not as punishments. You have to deal on the subconscious level with changing your feelings about weight loss, reducing stress and committing to exercise more."
Tom Nicoli, who is a board certified hypnotist, published author, and much-demanded public speaker, says, "The season to be jolly has become synonymous with an attitude of indulge now and make up for it in the New Year. Except we all know how long New Year's resolutions last." Citing the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, Tom Nicoli explains, "As you make plans for 2008, remember that roughly 1.2 million Americans will have a heart attack next year. More than a million and a half will be diagnosed with diabetes in 2008, three quarters of a million will suffer a stroke, and as many as 24,000 will lose their eyesight to diabetic retinopathy."
The thousands of individuals Tom Nicoli has helped to achieve permanent lifestyle changes, as well as many mainstream authorities including Harvard Medical School, acclaim Nicoli's success in guiding people to living healthier, happier and more prosperous lives. In 2003 and 2004, Nicoli gained global recognition when NBC's Dateline followed the success of Marc Merlis, a Boston pastry chef who achieved a 39-pound weight loss using Tom Nicoli's weight loss hypnosis program. As the Dateline series closely followed six individuals, each trying a different weight loss program, Nicoli's weight loss hypnosis clearly produced the most successful results.
Eating moderate amounts of healthful foods and changing to a lifestyle where you exercise more, according to Nicoli, has become a matter of life or death for many people dealing with obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetic or pre-diabetic conditions. Nicoli likens the combination of stress and indulgence during the holidays to adding another nail to the proverbial coffin. "People know that what they are doing is not healthy, but making lasting changes is very hard, often impossible, unless they also change deeply rooted patterns and feelings."
Weight loss begins with the mind, not the body, according to Nicoli, who explains that people must come to feel that eating moderately, reducing stress and learning to exercise more is a positive and rewarding choice they want to make. He describes it as a process of changing lifelong, learned behaviors and provides convincing evidence that weight loss hypnosis is perhaps the single most powerful tool to help people make these changes for a healthy life. His clients and loyal fans agree; Tom Nicoli's weight loss program, appropriately called, "Not Another Diet," has thousands of followers, many of whom leave comments about their success on his website http://www.tomnicoli.com.
About Tom Nicoli, BCH, CI, OB
In addition to being a Board Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, certified in Pediatric Hypnosis with the Mottin & Johnson Institute of Hypnosis, a published author, public speaker, member of the National Guild of Hypnotists Advisory Board and founder of the New England Institute of Hypnosis, Tom Nicoli is the founder of World Hypnotism Day. He is available for media interviews at 617-605-0443.
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