British pop star Lily Allen credited hypnosis as the key to losing about four dress sizes back in 2007, and she recently said that her own mood has played a big part in getting healthy. Not only has her general state of happiness helped her resist reaching for comfort food; it has influenced her to stop drinking too much.
Lily commented, "The only reason I have lost weight is because I comfort eat when I'm not very happy. The last two years, even though I had a lot of success with my first record, I was . . . getting so drunk."
I'm happy to see that Lily has embraced healthier habits and is a happier person overall. Hopefully she can learn to rely on things that make her feel good, like chatting with an old friend or going for a walk, instead of turning to junk food and alcohol when tough times do come around.