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Weight loss hypnotherapy – any recommendations?

By towerofsoup - 31 January 2015 21

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I’m considering hypnotherapy to assist with weight loss, has anyone tried this in Canberra? Any recommendations?

Disclaimer: I know weight loss is relatively simple: eat less, mostly plants, move more. I’m after a little help.

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Weight loss hypnotherapy – any recommendations?
Mysteryman 11:19 am 04 Feb 15

watto23 said :

Ben_Dover said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

There are things you can do to increase your metabolism, like exercising. When I did my big weight loss kick I found that 85% of the issue is what you put in your mouth. Fix your diet, manage your calories and it’s amazing how the rest falls into place.

People who struggle to lose weight often blame a slow metabolism. However, numerous studies involving thousands of people worldwide have failed to find evidence to support the widely held belief that overweight people must have slower metabolic rates.
In fact, the opposite appears true: overweight people may actually have a higher metabolism than their leaner counterparts,reflecting the energy requirements of maintaining a larger body size. When you account for differences in body size and composition, there is a remarkable similarity in energy expenditure between individuals.
Research has also shown that people tend to eat more than they think they do. When asked to write down everything they’ve consumed in a day, many people tend to report eating far less than they actually do.

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/loseweight/pages/how-can-i-speed-up-my-metabolism.aspx

That is because speeding up ones metabolism seems like an easy fix. I definitely have a slow/bad metabolism, but its important to be honest with your intake. Portion sizes are IMO what was my biggest issue. I was also raised to eat everything on my plate. Its not a simple issue for everyone and blanket statements like telling people to eat less and move more are counter productive.

“When someone is stressed or anxious they don’t make the best decisions” – so you don’t stick to healthy eating, then? The theory is simple and it’s accurate: consume less energy than your body needs to function. People who claim to have slow metabolisms are usually doing something to sabotage themselves unknowingly, or may not be honest with themselves about how they are eating. Are you sleeping proper hours (and staying of phones/tablets at least 30 mins before bed)? Going to bed early enough? Drinking a healthy amount of water? Cutting out excess sugar and processed foods? Eating enough vegetables (that aren’t smothered in butter or other unecessary additions)? Are you on medication that could be interfering with your weight loss? Etc, etc.

People who are overweight tend to have faster metabolisms. It’s a natural side effect of having more mass. If you’re struggling to maintain a steady, healthy weight, it’s probably not related to your metabolic rate. It’s more likely to be related to behavior and what you’re eating.

watto23 11:02 am 04 Feb 15

Ben_Dover said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

There are things you can do to increase your metabolism, like exercising. When I did my big weight loss kick I found that 85% of the issue is what you put in your mouth. Fix your diet, manage your calories and it’s amazing how the rest falls into place.

People who struggle to lose weight often blame a slow metabolism. However, numerous studies involving thousands of people worldwide have failed to find evidence to support the widely held belief that overweight people must have slower metabolic rates.
In fact, the opposite appears true: overweight people may actually have a higher metabolism than their leaner counterparts,reflecting the energy requirements of maintaining a larger body size. When you account for differences in body size and composition, there is a remarkable similarity in energy expenditure between individuals.
Research has also shown that people tend to eat more than they think they do. When asked to write down everything they’ve consumed in a day, many people tend to report eating far less than they actually do.

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/loseweight/pages/how-can-i-speed-up-my-metabolism.aspx

That is because speeding up ones metabolism seems like an easy fix. I definitely have a slow/bad metabolism, but its important to be honest with your intake. Portion sizes are IMO what was my biggest issue. I was also raised to eat everything on my plate. Its not a simple issue for everyone and blanket statements like telling people to eat less and move more are counter productive.

Ben_Dover 7:36 am 04 Feb 15

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

There are things you can do to increase your metabolism, like exercising. When I did my big weight loss kick I found that 85% of the issue is what you put in your mouth. Fix your diet, manage your calories and it’s amazing how the rest falls into place.

People who struggle to lose weight often blame a slow metabolism. However, numerous studies involving thousands of people worldwide have failed to find evidence to support the widely held belief that overweight people must have slower metabolic rates.
In fact, the opposite appears true: overweight people may actually have a higher metabolism than their leaner counterparts,reflecting the energy requirements of maintaining a larger body size. When you account for differences in body size and composition, there is a remarkable similarity in energy expenditure between individuals.
Research has also shown that people tend to eat more than they think they do. When asked to write down everything they’ve consumed in a day, many people tend to report eating far less than they actually do.

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/loseweight/pages/how-can-i-speed-up-my-metabolism.aspx

JessP 8:47 pm 03 Feb 15

A waste of money. Don’t do it.

watto23 5:07 pm 03 Feb 15

Eyeofthetiger said :

Masquara said :

Eyeofthetiger you speak from ignorance about other people’s weight loss capability. People whose metabolism isn’t working properly find it difficult to lose weight because their body will go straight into starvation mode, and will only lose weight if their intake drops to 800-1000 calories, which medical advice contradicts as not enough to allow a nutritious diet. So it isn’t quite as simple as “move more and eat fewer calories”.

And you’re speaking from ignorance of how the human body actually works. Eating more of the RIGHT foods will speed up metabolism, and body will not go into ‘starvation’ as you’re actually eating more.. please explain to me how hypnotherapy will help this?
It really is as simple as move more, eat less calories. Eat nutrient dense foods in the right amount and right frequency.
This is coming from someone who has been overweight their whole life and since consulting a nutritional planner and getting a gym membership in September last year has lost 20kg at a steady rate.

The theory is simple. I’ve been active my whole life, but always carried too many kilos. Every now and then I try and lose the weight I’ll have put back on. Usually I can lose it, but its more of a mental thing. When someone is stressed or anxious they don’t make the best decisions.

Also despite all the suggestions about things that help speed up metabolism, I’ve yet to ever see any that work with me. I have an extremely bad metabolism, If I eat the recommended daily intake of 8700 Kj I will gain weight. I know that though, so try to eat less.

The simple equation while being correct is not the best way to tackle the obesity and weight loss problem in Australia. Awareness is a big thing, I am surprised at what people don’t know about their food intake.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 2:04 pm 03 Feb 15

There are things you can do to increase your metabolism, like exercising. When I did my big weight loss kick I found that 85% of the issue is what you put in your mouth. Fix your diet, manage your calories and it’s amazing how the rest falls into place.

Eyeofthetiger 12:45 pm 03 Feb 15

Masquara said :

Eyeofthetiger you speak from ignorance about other people’s weight loss capability. People whose metabolism isn’t working properly find it difficult to lose weight because their body will go straight into starvation mode, and will only lose weight if their intake drops to 800-1000 calories, which medical advice contradicts as not enough to allow a nutritious diet. So it isn’t quite as simple as “move more and eat fewer calories”.

And you’re speaking from ignorance of how the human body actually works. Eating more of the RIGHT foods will speed up metabolism, and body will not go into ‘starvation’ as you’re actually eating more.. please explain to me how hypnotherapy will help this?
It really is as simple as move more, eat less calories. Eat nutrient dense foods in the right amount and right frequency.
This is coming from someone who has been overweight their whole life and since consulting a nutritional planner and getting a gym membership in September last year has lost 20kg at a steady rate.

robyncatwoman 1:14 am 03 Feb 15

“Hypnosis is an extremely relaxed state in which a person is unusually responsive to suggestions made by the hypnotist. While hypnosis in some sense is almost universally regarded as real, explanations of the phenomenon invoking anything more than just an especially cooperative subject have far less scientific support. In addition, certain applications of hypnosis in psychotherapy, such as smoking cessation and self-esteem improvement, also lack empirical support.”
Recommendation therefore is, don’t bother.

farnarkler 9:22 pm 02 Feb 15

Be aware that a) it isn’t cheap and b) it may not work for you. I tried hypnotherapy a year or so ago for something other than weight loss and it didn’t work at all. The hypnotherapist said it doesn’t work for some people and I am proof of that.The amount I paid could buy you a lot of visits to a personal trainer.

Masquara 7:46 pm 02 Feb 15

Eyeofthetiger you speak from ignorance about other people’s weight loss capability. People whose metabolism isn’t working properly find it difficult to lose weight because their body will go straight into starvation mode, and will only lose weight if their intake drops to 800-1000 calories, which medical advice contradicts as not enough to allow a nutritious diet. So it isn’t quite as simple as “move more and eat fewer calories”.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 1:27 pm 02 Feb 15

As someone who has lost quite a bit of weight in the past, I’d suggest joining an online weightloss forum, and start looking for healthy substitutes for some of the stuff you crave. Once you start to see real results, it actually gets easier.

dtc 10:40 am 02 Feb 15

Eyeofthetiger said :

Here’s a little help. Weight loss is not hard when you put your mind to it….
As you said its relatively simple, your body must be in caloric deficit (use more energy than you are eating). You seem to understand how it works (although the ‘mostly plants’ part is wrong, you want high protein foods and believe it or not, carbs!). There is no ‘cheat method’ and I cant for one second understand why hypnotherapy would be an option, what a crock.
Instead of seeking some sort of long-shot probablywontwork help, why not seek the advise of a PT and nutritionist.

Because sometimes weight is not a physical issue perhaps?

OP, have a read through the ‘fathead’ website, esp his articles about weight loss and willpower. Just to give you some food for thought, no pun intended. Admittedly some of his articles are not to my taste (pun…) politically; but he has some interesting discussions on the issues you seem to be thinking about.

Cant help you with the question however.

Eyeofthetiger 9:55 am 02 Feb 15

Here’s a little help. Weight loss is not hard when you put your mind to it….
As you said its relatively simple, your body must be in caloric deficit (use more energy than you are eating). You seem to understand how it works (although the ‘mostly plants’ part is wrong, you want high protein foods and believe it or not, carbs!). There is no ‘cheat method’ and I cant for one second understand why hypnotherapy would be an option, what a crock.
Instead of seeking some sort of long-shot probablywontwork help, why not seek the advise of a PT and nutritionist.

Flatone 5:22 pm 01 Feb 15

Check out Rick Collingwood and Giovanni Lordi at mindmotivations.com, they have some weight loss cds or mp3s to download, I have tried some of their other hypno programmes and they are very powerful.

http://www.mindmotivations.com/shop/purpose/weight-loss

pptvb 9:00 pm 31 Jan 15

Try Ben.
He owns the Terry White Parmacy in Belco Mall

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