Loss and Hypnosis: Does it really work?
Most Diabetics Need To Know.
C. Devin Hastings, Hypnotist
I have taught hypnosis for weight loss, many
people have looked at me and said: "What
do you know about being heavy?"
The truth is that at five foot, eight inches, I
used to weigh well over 200 pounds. It took me
15 months to permanently get rid of over 40
pounds of extra weight.
this viewpoint of personal experience plus
research and professional experiences with
successful (and not successful) clients, I have
learned what works and what doesn't.
sharing with you what is proven to be powerful
and very safe for permanent weight loss, please
be aware of these two points:
IF you have a serious medical issue, be sure to
consult with your primary care-giver before
making any changes in your diet and/or
No one agrees on what works best for weight
loss. Respected researchers and doctors
will vehemently argue for and against Atkins,
The Zone, South Beach and any other 'diet' that
is out there.
the information you are going to read is based
on personal opinion plus research. Bearing
in mind that someone will always disagree, my
suggestion to you therefore is that you find
what works for you and don't argue with it!
next question I always get when I teach hypnosis
for weight loss is "Why did it take you
so long to lose only 40 pounds?"
is a great question because it highlights the
reasons why so many weight loss programs fail.
They don't address the cause of the extra
weight; only the symptom.
reason it took me as long as it did to get rid
of the weight is because I wanted to permanently
change the thinking behind the weight gain.
I didn't want to rush in with all kinds of
resolutions (that everyone knows almost always
fail) or any other drastic plans. I wanted
to be able to slowly, certainly change my
thoughts so that I never had to think about
being thin vs. being heavy. I just simply began
to think more like a think person and less like
a heavy person.
a quote to remember: "Thin people eat when
they are hungry and stop when they are
Types of Weight Gain
then, why do some people eat even when they
aren't hungry. A number of reasons the
most common being that they are not paying
attention! I call this Type 1 weight gain
or Simple Weight Gain. A person can easily
pack on 10 extra pounds a year simply by
ingesting an extra 100 calories per day.
100 calories is roughly equivalent to a can of
hypnosis, this is one of the best types of
persons to have as a client because their weight
loss is dramatic, easy and fast.
other type of weight gain I have identified is
known as Type 2 weight gain that I also refer to
as Complex Weight Gain. Complex refers to
having complex reasons driving the overeating
behaviour. This is the person who has a
lot of unconscious stuff going on. For
this type of heavy person no diet or
weight loss program will work long term because
the reasons for being overweight have not been
problem then becomes compounded because the
person who is unconsciously driven to overeat
then begins to feel guilty, weak, helpless,
stupid, worthless and so on because they really
do try to lose weight but it never works long
what to do? First of all, if you are
seriously overweight (more than 20% in excess of
'normal' bodyweight) and you have been
overweight for several years, there is a better
than even chance that you may have an endocrine
system issue. This means please get
a thorough check-up soon. This is very
important. You want to be tested for two
things: (1) diabetes and (2) Impaired Glucose
Tolerance which is also known as Pre-Diabetes.
take it from very personal experience that you
do not want to find out the hard way. I
was losing my vision and other important body
functions before I found out I had diabetes.
let's move on to more fun stuff---how to lose
things first, you are not ever to think of
losing weight again. That's right.
You are to think to yourself that you are
permanently getting rid of it. Why?
Because our brains always respond to how
there are two big problems with 'losing' weight.
First of all, who wants to 'lose' anything?
It implies loss. We are darn near
hard-wired to have to find anything we lose.
Haven't you lost weight only to find it again?
And probably more?
#2 with 'losing weight? Simply put, why do
the same thing that millions have tried that
hasn't worked? So many people have tried
to lose weight and failed!
to yourself how your brain must respond in a
deep way to the two ideas of loss and trying
something that has not worked for most people
who try it.
please begin to change your thinking right now
about weight loss. From now on, you are
doing your best to permanently get rid of the
are you successfully getting rid of the
you remember a relationship that you had in the
past that you couldn't weight to get out of?
Remember? You wanted to get rid of that
one thing I do is I encourage clients to want to
get rid of their 'fat' relationship to food.
Change the feelings and you must, because of the
way we humans work, you must change the
behavior. This is why, if you follow this
advice, you will realize that you will never go
on another diet!
the major ideas I want to leave you with are as
Change your ideas about losing weight.
You're not losing weight. You are
permanently getting rid of excess weight.
You are not on a diet. You are changing
your relationship to food. This means you
are getting rid of the old relationship.
Be patient with yourself! It took a long
time to gain the weight, it may take a while to
get rid of it.
You are making small changes. If you go
for the 'New Year's Resolutions' stuff, you're
setting yourself up for a fall. And
usually the guilt from 'failing' makes a person
You must promise yourself an occasional binge!
Yes. Look, no one is perfect and when we
set up ourselves to have to be perfect, we are
setting ourselves up for failure and....guilty
eating. So make a date with yourself twice
a month to eat anything you want! One or
two 'binges' will not make you fat. Guilt
please see the below handout that I use in my
hypnosis for weight loss classes. It has
some very good hints as well.
in there and never give up! And remember,
speak well to yourself. Your unconscious
is always listening.
remember what Henry Ford once said: "Failure
is only the opportunity to begin again more
Weight Loss Suggestions and Tips
weight the easy way: Reduce food intake by only
50 calories (half a can of soda) per day
and permanently lose 5 pounds in one year.
activity by a mere 50 calories a day (park
further away from the store!) and reduce
intake by a 1/2 a hamburger bun a day (about
50 calories) and get rid of 10 pounds easily
in one year!
Reduce carbohydrate intake. During meals, eat
half a baked potato instead. Did
you know that if you scoop out a potato and fill
it with sugar, that is healthier than eating the
enjoy that yummy Kentucky Fried Chicken, but do
so twice a month instead of once a week and you
are guaranteed to get rid of fat!
half the order of french fries and watch your
weight drop! (ďBut
I canít throw food away! Itís going to
waste.Ē Guess what? It either goes to waste in
the garbage or in your toilet.....Ē
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