by Olivia Bloom
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who try to lose weight each year and fail, Hungry Heart owner Lou Helt wants you to know the solution could be locked in your brain.
“For many of us, food has been our best friend—and our worst enemy. It can remind of us celebrations, of home, and of our grandmother’s house. But food can also make us feel guilty and out of control,” Lou says.
Prior to launching The Hungry Heart in 2009, the only weight loss program of its kind in Ohio, Lou obtained both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees then became a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
“I consult with overeaters, yo-yo dieters, binge eaters and people who are constantly making poor food choices,” Lou says. “What I share with my clients is that you have to change your thinking before you can be successful at losing weight.”
“Most people try a diet, do well, and then gain the weight back,” Lou continues. “The Hungry Heart helps clients handle their emotional dependencies on food.”
“It’s not a diet, it’s about changing one’s mindset,” she adds. “Hypnotherapy, behavior modification and nutritional counseling work together to help you lose the weight—and keep it off.”
Hungry Heart clients no longer deal with the internal struggle and self-sabotage of dieting and binging, or making poor food choices. They’ve learned to eat when they are hungry, stop when they’re satisfied, and handle life and their emotions completely independently.
“We don’t offer a quick fix or a miracle cure,” Lou says. “But our proven system of individual behavioral counseling, hypnotherapy and nutritional counseling provides a permanent solution to yo-yo dieting, binge eating, and poor food choices.”
“Through our caring approach, clients make slow, steady changes to their thought processes,” Lou promises. “This changes how they respond to life and the way they approach food.”
Lou shares that 85% of her clients will stop overeating in the first two to three sessions.
To find out more about The Hungry Heart, or to schedule a consultation with Lou Helt, call 440-409-3583. You may also email her at Lou@HungryHeart.org. Her office is located in Beachwood.