After a trip to an alternative health clinic, Lily’s new technique sees her losing 5lb
At Paris Fashion Week last week the singer left her sovereigns in London and turned heads with her flawless skin, shiny hair and svelte figure. And it’s all down to tapping herself!
Insiders tell LOOK the 23-year-old ‘Smile’ star is now a firm believer in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) after the mixture of psychology and ‘acupuncture without needles’’ helped her ditch her binge eating and boozy habits.
Lily learnt to control her cravings after being taught to gently tap herself on specific points of her body, thought to be linked to emotional and physical health and energies. These points include under her eyes, around her mouth and on her chest. “Whenever Lily needs to, she can take herself somewhere quiet to collect her thoughts and then tap these energy points until she feels better and the cravings have passed”, says a source.
“It can take anything from five seconds to 10 minutes”
Friends of the star say she also discusses the reasons behind her habits in twice weekly psychology sessions.
“EFT leaves Lily feeling really energised”, says a source. “There’s no need for drastic dieting or loads of self restraint. Lily loves it.”
Friends say Lily, who is 5ft 2in, has lost 5lb in recent weeks using the technique, taking her to 9st and a slim size 10.
“Lily knows EFT sounds a bit silly, but she’s not bothered.” Says a friend. “She’s successfully lost weight through hypnotherapy in the past so she’s always open to new suggestions.”
Lily, who suffers from a heart murmur, turned to EFT after talking to her dad, actor Keith Allen, 55, who is said to have had concerns about her health.
“Lilly had a serious chat with Keith a few weeks ago” explains a source. “He told her to get healthy and stop binge drinking. Even though he likes to party too, he still thinks that, as a young woman, she shouldn’t be falling out of clubs drunk”
Surprisingly, Lily took on board her fathers concerns and started the therapy visiting a London alternative health clinic.
“The fact Lily’s not drinking is doing wonders for how she feels because her hangovers can trigger food cravings and depression” adds the source. “She looks and feels amazing!”
Look Magazine - 13th October 2008