Are you ready for weight loss...

...without the struggle?

The video speaks to me! I'm ready to join Lighten Up now.

Lighten Up is NOT a diet. So if you're after a diet - this isn't for you.

But if...

  • You were told from a young age to... "eat it all up".
  • Or you crave, and once you start, you just can't stop.
  • Perhaps you're in control during the day, but ruin your good intentions with secret bingeing?
  • Or, do you eat nutritious food, but your portions are huuuuuge?
  • Maybe you eat according to your mood: happy or sad, stressed or overwhelmed?

If any of the above resonate with you...

...going on another diet isn't the answer.


Here's the big myth...

The fitness industry tells us all we have to do to lose weight is eat less and exercise more.

...but the truth is....until your mind is in the right place, you'll self-sabotage every effort, every time.

Because your unconscious mind controls of your eating habits.

But...what if you could 'reset' your eating habits with the help of the virtual gastric band?

That's where I come in.

I'm Avril Carpenter,

Clinical Hypnotherapist, and I can help you 'reset' your sabotaging habits.

The virtual gastric band is a weight loss programme like no other because it works on your mind. Many clients describe it as a "reset button" on the way they think about food.

Is this...

  • Another fad diet?
  • Does it involve meal replacements, special foods or counting of points?
  • Does it require any physical surgery or extreme exercise?

Lighten Up is a six-week, online weight loss programme designed specifically for women. It harnesses the power of virtual gastric band hypnosis.

And Lighten Up members get results...

  • You get a long-term weight loss solution (not a band-aid)
  • You discover how to have a pleasantly peaceful relationship with food: you're proud of your ability to stop at one biscuit, one bowl of ice cream or a handful of chips.
  • You get to go beyond intellectually 'knowing what to eat'—to consistently doing it.
  • You enjoy role modelling healthy habits for your children.
  • You end the 'good' food, 'bad' food battle once and for all.
  • You know you'll be around for the people you love and care about.
  • You get to wear whatever you want to wear – maybe even a sleeveless blouse — no more hiding under kaftans.

"It's not a diet.
It’s a sustainable and pleasurable lifestyle change."

Are these results something you've been craving?

"Lighten Up has stopped the sugar and salt cravings, the eating of food for the sake of it. It's not like before when it was an effort not to eat that chocolate - I just don't want it. I wouldn't believe it if someone told me. My confidence is up, and my ability to deal with things that previously would have resulted in consuming the chocolate. Yet it's basically just doing what we all know is right - eat healthy foods, watch the quantity, exercise more, drink water, but this gave me the ability to do what I always knew."

Lighten Up isn't for everyone... but it is for you if:

  • You're worn out from the mind games you play with yourself around food.
  • You're sick of binge eating controlling you. You're over the guilt and the endless beating-yourself-up.
  • You're tired of feeling like a fraud because you're a smart woman so "why the heck is my weight still 'a thing'?"
  • You're exhausted from living on high-alert, ready to "run for the hills," every time you hear the terrifying click of the camera.
  • You're ready to stop comparing yourself to other women, who seem to participate playfully in life (while you loiter on the sidelines of your life—waiting, wishing, hoping).

Waking up every morning obsessing about food and worrying about "how nothing in my wardrobe fits", isn't the way we were designed to live.

Are you ready to Lighten Up?

A recent Lighten Up client shared,

"Well! My first ever 'slim' summer is shaping up to be the best yet, wearing singlets and shorts with confidence and pride. All thanks to you, Avril, and your wonderful healthy-lifestyle teaching. Never too late - even at 68!"

This gentle but powerful weight loss programme is for women only.

  • It's NOT a formula.
  • It's NOT one-size-fits-all.
  • It's about discovering how to trust yourself around food.

What's included in Lighten Up?

The Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis Sessions — You'll receive five virtual gastric band hypnosis sessions (just as if you were working with me face-to-face)

Weekly Group Coaching Calls — every week, you'll get access to me where you can ask your questions. I'm there to cheerlead and help you navigate the journey. (All calls are recorded)

Access to Private Membership Area — When you enrol, you’ll be given a username and password to access a secure website, where you can view and download the material.

Starting on Monday 20th January, for six weeks, the material will be released in easily digestible blocks. (Once you have accessed the lesson, it's yours to keep.)

Audio Recordings — As well as the VGB-specific hypnosis sessions, you'll receive thought-provoking weekly audio lessons, to support you in your journey.

Each lesson covers a topic which is critical for a specific aspect of the weight loss journey, e.g. learning how to take control of cravings, portion size and binge-eating.

Lifetime Access — to all the material (even after the six weeks end). You can access it anytime, from anywhere, for life.

Private Community — where you can connect and share your journey with others in the programme.

It all adds up to you...

...having access to step-by-step guidance on how feel comfortably confident around food and pleasantly peaceful in your body.

You can expect to:

  • create new healthy habits around portion sizes
  • have control over snacking, nibbling and grazing release comfort eating and emotional eating
  • say goodbye to sugar cravings (or chocolate or crisps!)
  • make peace with your past
  • reconnect to your body's innate love of movement
  • fall in love with your miraculous body

Who shouldn't do this programme?

  • if you're a bloke!
  • if you're a woman wanting to lose 10kg in 10 days or you're after super-strict meal plan, this isn't the programme for you either.
  • if you're looking for a 'magic wand' or a miracle outside of yourself, again, this isn't the programme for you.
  • if you're not open to new perspectives, ideas or ways of looking at the world, there's probably another programme more suited to your needs.

If you’re ready to make peace with food, to nourish your mind, body and soul, I invite you to...

Get started on your Lighten Up journey today

Join now—a one-time payment of NZ$497 or 2 payments of NZ$267.

** For the 2 Easy Payment option - you'll be charged the first installment immediately. The second payment will be collected next month. After the two payments are made, no further charges will be made.

When you join, you'll immediately get access to the welcome material so you can get started right away. The six-week programme officially starts on Monday 20th January.

Your no-risk investment:

FAQS About the Programme

Q: I don’t have the time

I get it, you're super busy. Many women have this concern initially.

What they discover is the opposite! Think about all the headspace and time you’d have if you weren’t constantly over-analysing, stressing or beating-yourself-up.

The programme is designed so you can integrate the new habits easily into your life (not take over your life). But just as if you were seeing me one-on-one, you will need to set aside a couple of hours per week to actually do the programme.

But remember, you get a lifetime membership so you can keep coming back to the material again and again.

Q: I don’t have the money

So, here's the thing: your health is your wealth.

As someone who used to scrimp, save and scour all the free stuff online, I've learned the exhausting, lonely and painful way that investing in myself pays dividends in terms of happiness, ease and joy.

But, seriously, if this is your rent money, it's probably not the programme for you.

Q: I'm nervous because I have a history of failure

Trust me, I get it. I used every excuse under the sun to distance myself from getting help for years. Why? Because change can feel scary! As crazy as it sounds, sometimes 'staying stuck' is more comfortable than change.

Please know this: women who become their happy shape and size, have failed before. In a recent study of people who lost weight successfully, 91% of them had a history of multiple diet failure. In other words, the overwhelming majority of people who succeed have failed before. Let's focus forwards, on what you want, shall we?

Q: How much weight can I expect to lose?

As confident as I am in the programme, I don't have a magic wand. I can’t promise you specific results, in a specific time. Nobody can! And please don't trust anyone who does.

Here’s why: we're all unique. Some clients notice their clothes feeling looser from the first week. Others take longer. It's not a race or a competition. It's a journey. Your journey. What I can say, is if you follow the simple steps in the programme, you'll notice results.

Q: I need to lose weight fast. Can you help me?

If you’re keen to drop three dress sizes for your daughter's wedding this weekend, this programme isn't for you. Come back when you're able to give yourself time and space to create change.

This programme is based on sustainable and pleasurable habit change. Change that adds up to radical change over time. Fast weight loss is unsustainable, dangerous and unhealthy and the opposite of the lifestyle I encourage.

Q: Is it for everyone?

No, it's not. Specifically, it's not for blokes!

And, if you're a woman wanting to lose 10 kg in 10 days or you're after strict meal plan, this probably isn't the programme for you either.

Or, if you're looking for a 'magic wand' or a miracle outside of yourself, again, this probably isn't the programme for you. Or if you're not open to new perspectives, ideas or ways of looking at the world, there's probably another programme more suited to your needs.

Q: What if I can't fly to Auckland?

This is not a live, in-person presentation. It's delivered entirely online. There's no need to fly to Auckland or take time away from your family or work. You're able to go through the material from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace.

And, a significant advantage you have over women who see me face-to-face is that you can replay the sessions as often as you desire.

Q: Do I get access to the entire programme at once?

No, and that's intentional. This programme is designed in a specific way to maximise your chances of success. You'll be guided through the process with a step-by-step easy to follow approach. You'll get new sessions each week for six weeks

Life is short.

But it’s also too darn long to live in a body you've been conditioned not to love.

Being your happy shape and size is YOUR birthright.

Are you ready to finally end the fight with food (and your body) and step into the life you know you deserve?

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