Thigh Gap and Bikini Bridge
Parents should be concerned; Thigh Gap and Bikini Bridge are, worryingly often, the body shape that an ever increasing number of teenage girls dream of achieving. So firstly just in case anyone reading this page requires a little information as to exactly what is a Thigh Gap or the Bikini Bridge, let us try to explain more about the Thigh Gap and Bikini Bridge.
On Wikipedia, the Thigh Gap is described as a space between the inner thighs, when the knees are touching, and is described as an aspect of physical attractiveness. Apparently in the US in particular, the Thigh Gap is now a highly desired appearance especially in Teenagers. It seems that the terminology and heightened desire coupled to the media frenzy all came about following the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show which featured a number of models with a Thigh Gap, this created a raft of Internet blogs, and Social Media pages devoted exclusively around the subject. Other reports state that the interest was piqued following the catwalk launch of Cara Delevingne.
Thigh Gap and Bikini Bridge
The Bikini Bridge, it seems started out a bit of a hoax, it is described in the Urban Dictionary as ‘when bikini bottoms are suspended between the two hip bones, causing a space between the bikini and the lower abdomen, the bridge.’ There are also web sites describing a number of additional benefits of the BB, such as it providing the perfect place to keep your iPhone, or that it helps to gain a tan line free appearance following a spell of sunbathing!!!
Lucy Attley, Dove Spokesperson who works on their self-esteem campaign, says: ‘The bikini bridge is yet another example of piling pressure on women to feel increasingly anxious about their bodies.
‘Our ambition at Dove is for beauty to be a source of confidence, not anxiety. We want to inspire women everywhere to feel good about the bodies they have, and not experience the constant pressure that drives beauty anxieties, portraying an ideal of beauty that is not real or reflective of women in the UK. From the Daily Mail Newspaper.
Thigh Gaps and the Bikini Bridge are for most of course an impossible unachievable reality, with many health professionals believing that they can often be the precursor to a life of eating disorders. The Bikini Bridge debate with the daily appearance in the media of celebrity images lying on a sun kissed beach does little to inspire their body confidence; usually it establishes an unrealistic level of expectation around how teenagers should and can look. Often fuelled by the media and the fashion industry, it’s a topic that is not going to go away anytime soon….
Indeed Google either of the terms, Thigh Gap and Bikini Bridge and you will be exposed to literally thousands of listings of blogs, forums and web sites dedicated to the two trends, you will even see a number of weight loss and exercise sites that dangerously promote them. A recently released short film by Guy Aroch based in New York which appears to glamorise the Thigh Gap has received considerable media coverage both sides of the Atlantic, mostly negative….
The Gastric Mind Band® often referred to as the Gold Standard in weight loss was developed by Martin and Marion Shirran at their Elite Clinic in Spain. The treatment is surgery free; incorporating a refreshing new advanced psychological approach to permanently changing a person’s eating habits and their relationship with food. They researched and perfected the concept, over a ten year period, to provide a real alternative to having a surgical, Adjustable Gastric Band fitted. Their Gold Standard treatment is now the subject of the bestselling book, The Gastric Mind Band, published by Hay House; and has been featured on TV on both sides of the Atlantic and in the worlds press.
Over the last twelve months the Shirrans have become increasingly aware of the growing number of teenagers and parents contacting their clinic enquiring about the treatment specifically for female teenagers. This resulted in them developing a completely new, exciting and dedicated approach – “GMB for Teenagers”. Recently launched, and already receiving considerable interest, the product offers a real, safe and permanent weight loss solution for teenagers. In addition to the normal in-depth GMB treatment it incorporates additional sections, one of the teenagers parents are always encouraged to attend at least one of the sessions. Issues around body image insecurity and levels of self esteem are also incorporated, along with the encouragement and benefits of them adopting a healthy and active lifestyle.
Martin and Marion have accumulated close to 8,000 hours of clinical time with weight loss clients, allowing them to constantly improve and perfect the treatment. GMB involves a clever combination of a number of proven psychological approaches, including CBT, Time Perspective Therapy, NLP, Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, and their very own Pause Button Therapy® and TactileCBT®. See all therapies used. Full details about the Gastric Mind Band Treatment and the new ‘GMB for Teenagers’ can be found on the dedicated web site gmband.com.
But Does It Work…
Read the independent review of the GMB treatment published in The Daily Mail.
A UK-based journalist interested in weight loss, Claudia Connell of the Daily Mail, travelled to Spain to meet Martin and Marion and experience the Gastric Mind Band for herself. Two weeks later she wrote a two-page feature in the Daily Mail detailing her treatment that literally got the world talking. Read her article from the Daily Mail Newspaper here.
International Home Visits
In addition to providing the Gastric Mind Band at the clinic, Martin and Marion continue to offer the full treatment package internationally via private home visits worldwide; the fees are subject to availability and negotiation. Potential clients requiring additional information or details of availability are invited to contact Martin and Marion.
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So if you’re tired of yo-yo dieting and weight loss gimmicks that don’t work and are ready to permanently change your relationship with food, email us today using the contact form and we will be pleased to answer any outstanding questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon and maybe meeting you and helping you change your life for the better.
But first, if you still have doubts, why not ‘Try it Before You Buy it’.
We recently recorded a one hour MP3 audio file, which contains a full introduction of the GMB treatment by Martin and Marion Shirran and includes a studio-produced full GMB Hypnotherapy Session, it will hopefully demonstrate to you how with the GMB treatment you really can achieve the Permanent Weight Loss you desire. The MP3 download costs just £9.95, which is fully refundable should you at any time within six months of purchase decide to undertake the GMB treatment in any format. You can read more information and if you wish download the file here. You really have nothing to lose….Just Excess Weight
As a little taster of just what’s involved in the GMB treatment, watch the short animation below…