Hypnosis To Lose Weight - Lose Weight Fast

Monday, April 6th, 2009

70 pounds is a significant amount of weight to lose, and unfortunately doing anything drastic to lose that amount of weight rapidly will result in horrible health consequences, as well as creating a problem with how you look due to sagging skin.  So first off you need to know that a sensible consistent program for weight loss and weight management will be your best solution.  This will probably not enable you to take off a significant amount of weight by Monday, but you will be on your way to getting to your proper weight so by this time next year you will not be in this situation.
With that said, your best procedure is to first identify what are your current behaviors that are causing you to gain that much weight in the first place.  Are you eating too much?  Are you eating the wrong foods, are you eating at the wrong places?  Are you taking in more calories than you are burning?  These are the first questions you need to ask so that you can establish a program to get you back into shape and start living the life that will make you happy and healthy.
Here are some tips to use in answer to some of those questions.
If you are eating too  much then 30 minutes before each meal, drink a glass of water.  This will help hydrate you and will satisfy any thirst that might’ve been misinterpreted as hunger.  This also does fill you up a little so that you will be able to control any desire to overeat when you do sit down to a meal.
If you are eating the wrong foods, then plan a menu that is healthier.  Start by eating more fresh foods, like fresh vegetables and fresh fruits.  Choose healthier proteins.  Stay away from processed foods, and fried foods.
If you are eating in the wrong places, set yourself some boundaries.  Make a pact with yourself that you will not eat unless you are sitting down at a table that is designated as an eating place.  This could be your kitchen table, dining room table, the cafeteria table.  Think about how this will eliminate a lot of the snacking that you have been doing mindlessly in front of the TV or the computer, or even walking around.
Find out if you are really overweight or not.  Just because you want to be at a certain weight, doesn’t necessarily mean that you are overweight.  A good place to find out if your body mass index is correct for you is to check out this free BMI calculator at:
http://hypnoticstate.com/hypnosis-tools/hypnosis-bmi-calculator.html

You can use self hypnosis to start getting your mind and emotions on track with your conscious desire to lose weight. There is a free resource for a self hypnosis to lose weight course that I’m placing in the source box below.

Congratulations on finding a real important reason to help motivate you to reach your goal of becoming thinner and healthier.

Hypnosis To Lose Weight - What Type Of Foods To Eat

Monday, April 6th, 2009

I was recently asked by a young woman if she ate unhealthy food but in small amounts will she be able to lose weight.  And the reason she questioned this is because she had a male friend who ate very little but he would eat junk.  Cookies, chips etc.  Not what anyone would consider  a diet of food.  So to answer that question more fully I decided to go over some of the basics of nutrition and weight loss.

Calories in, calories out.

On a very simple level, weight loss can be equated strictly with the number of calories you put into your body and then subtract the amount of energy you expend in caloric value.  You need to eat an amount that is less than what you burn in order to lose weight.

With that said there is a number of variables that will affect each individual’s weight loss as well.

Man vs. Woman

One of those seems to be gender.  Women naturally have more fatty tissues available to them, and this is for survival of themselves and the species.  Fatty tissues that support the reproductive system and are necessary for our human survival.

What is your age?

Another factor is age.  As we age, our body’s metabolism usually slows down, so food intake should adjust to our aging.  Unfortunately, as we age we often condition ourselves to eating for comfort.  We have more unpleasant experiences which require comforting and so we eat for comfort more often.  The longer we do this the more habitual this becomes.  And this works against us as well.

Re-Conditioning

To overcome this conditioning requires mentally retraining ourselves to respond in a different way that is more appropriate for what it is that we truly want to become.  If you want to lose weight, you will want to condition yourself to respond to food as if it is just fuel for your body and not a way of getting comfort.  You need to train yourself to rely on other means to derive comfort.

Hypnosis - A way to take back control

While this might seem difficult for some, the good news is that by using hypnosis you can accomplish this pretty easily.  Changing your mind from the source, is the quickest way to make changes that are unthinking.  And you already know how effective that is as it has been your unthinking programming that has probably gotten you into this trouble already.

What is your BMI?

Another thing that is important is what is your BMI.  That is your Body Mass Index.  It will determine if you are fat or not.  Muscle is important, and you want to make sure that you are not losing muscle just to have a lower number on the bathroom scale.  The number really has less meaning than the way you look, feel, fit into your clothes, and how you get around in the world.  That is the type of fitness that is most important.  Here is a free BMI calculator for finding out your  Body Mass Index over at this link:  http://hypnoticstate.com/hypnosis-tools/hypnosis-bmi-calculator.html

Thin or Healthy?  Why not both?

And finally, do you want to be thin or healthy?  Do you want to be attractive, or just be able to say you weigh a particular number?  Your answer will probably be that being thin will provide you with something other than bragging rights over how much you weigh.  Most people want to lose weight because they want to feel better and be more attractive.  Increase their self esteem, improve their chances for promotion at work, or socially.  It’s really about feeling better more than about looking better.  The result of fitting into your clothes more comfortably.  The freedom of not having to focus on food and meals so much, so you can put your mind onto other more productive and pleasing thoughts.

Self Hypnosis To Reprogram Your Thoughts

You can learn to refocus your mind on a healthier life, and lifestyle using self hypnosis.  You can take an active role in re programming your mind to think the thoughts that make you feel more successful, which will lead you to being more successful.  There is a great free course on using self hypnosis to lose weight that you can get over here: http://hypnoticstate.com/hypnosis/lose-weight.html

Long Term Consequences

There are also long term health consequences that result from eating unhealthy foods.  So all of your worries and concerns over weight might be short lived if you find yourself succumbing to a life threatening ailment as a result of eating really poorly.

Weight Loss Hypnosis-Is Hypnosis Effective For Weight Loss?

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

How Effective Is Hypnosis For Weight Loss?

Since many of the people I speak with and hear from ask similar questions, I feel it necessary to supply the answers, not only to them, but to everyone else as well. Because if it’s on their mind, that same question is probably on your mind as well. And one of the most common questions asked of me about hypnosis for weight loss is whether hypnosis is effective for weight loss.

I probably do more sessions for weight loss in my office than for any other issue. Using hypnosis to help build new habits is very helpful in providing my clients with the tools necessary to regain control over their behaviors. Hypnosis is extremely effective in changing our perceptions of things. As in the case of pain management, we can change our perception of pain. Because pain is a perceived, or interpreted response, we can change how we experience that feeling. In cases of pain, we can change the response to one of pressure, or heat, or even remove it completely. These are all things we do naturally, but haphazardly because we don’t know how to control our experience. But using hypnosis for pain we are able to change the way we experience pain.

How Can Changing Our Perceptions Help In Weight Loss?

Now in the case of weight loss, we can take that ability to change perceptions and use it to change our perceptions of what food is. Food is really fuel for our bodies but often we haphazardly program ourselves to connect food with comfort. Using Hypnosis for weight loss we can change that perception. We respond to foods differently. In some cultures bugs and dogs are considered food. In our culture we don’t consider them food, but you can see that humans do have the ability to change our perceptions of what is considered appropriate nourishment. So with hypnosis we can dictate which foods are appealing, and which foods are revolting. Do you think this could be helpful to you as you work to build more appropriate habits that are designed for a healthier lifestyle? I think so too.

Studies Prove Hypnosis For Weight Loss Is Effective

Now I’ve given you just a couple of examples (I use many different approaches to weight loss hypnosis based upon each of my client’s individual needs) of how hypnosis can be effective for weight loss, but you don’t have to take my word for it. There are many studies available that back up my own experiences. There’s a study listed on the National Institute of Health’s website, published in the Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology that shows that hypnosis improved weight loss by double. That is a 100% improvement of weight loss when used in conjunction with a weight loss plan. This study was done at Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, by I. Kirsch in 1996.

If you found a way to double your success rate with weight loss wouldn’t you want to use it? If you were able to change your relationship with food forever, would you?

I invite you to learn some simple self hypnosis techniques to help you get started in changing your mind about the way you relate to food. I have a free mini course to help you begin right here: Self Hypnosis For Weight Loss