Preparing For Weight Reduction Hypnosis

We look forward to welcoming you into our hypnosis sessions for weight reduction. We know you will be pleasantly surprised with the progress, which we can expect to be steady and positive.

Hypnotists like to say that hypnosis is not magic, but it is magical. What this means is that you will still need to do all the basic things that you have done in the past when you’ve lost weight successfully. The big difference this time is that it will take no willpower at all, you will be happy and satisfied with what you do eat.

Still, same old things apply as in the past regarding the actual nuts and bolts of having a meal plan. These are just some reminders that will make the application of your hypnosis journey effortless.

Plan to Eat Healthy

Have an eating plan in place. Consider preparation time and if this is a regimen you can sustain.

If you are not already on a diet or a reasonable food plan of some sort, we highly recommend the Mayo Clinic Diet. Register at https://register.diet.mayoclinic.org/d_partner_mcd_site_leftrail_image

Like all products from the Mayo Clinic, this is a well studied diet that establishes your own profile and validates Mayo’s methods.

Other eating plans may be found on DrOz.com.

We recommend a Mediterranean/plant-based diet for most people. If you have health concerns or if you are frail we highly recommend that you first contact your primary care physician to tell him/her what you want to do for an eating program, and what components you may need to add or avoid.

Other nutritional plans are fine for the most part. Just make sure you are not lured by fad diets. You basically want a program you can live with.

Quality

Plan on buying the best quality food you can. The generally means, fresh, non- or minimally processed, low in animal fats, rich in plant foods and sea foods (not farmed). The web has many articles on what should be organic or not organic; if you read several you are bound to get a good consensus.

Skills

If you’re not accustomed to picking out the best meat or produce, be sure to talk to your grocer. If you have access to a local farmers market, that’s even better as the growers are generally there and can tell you how and where the product was produced and handled.

If you are not really good at cooking, or have not liked cooking in the past, you can find a good book, a DVD, or plan on attending an adult education classes. There are also many styles of ethnic cooking that are very interesting as well as low calorie and low fat. If nothing else you can profit by learning how to combine different herbs and spices to lower your calorie load.

Hydration

Plan on drinking lots of pure water, preferably filtered. If you don’t like water consider adding just a taste of fruit juice such as unsweetened cranberry or lemon juice. Stay away from artificially sweetened beverages including instant teas.

Activity

Choose an activity you can do for 20 minutes a day. If you don’t like stationary biking or treadmill consider walking,. dancing,  or mini- trampoline bouncing. If possible there should be a cardio0 component. But it is more important that you like the activity enough to sustain it for 20 minutes 1-3 times daily.

If it’s white – it’s not alright

Generally, you will want to avoid white foods like the plague.  A white food has usually been highly processed and therefore has mostly empty calories.  These includes food such as white rice, white spaghetti, white flour and white sugar. Instead use colored versions such as brown bread (sprouted or Ezekiel), brown rice. The no white rule also extends to pastries – ALL pastries.  Milk is an exception.

Social

Be prepared for some push back – even by people who love you. Remember you are doing this for yourself, and ultimately so that you can be around longer for them. We’ll teach you some strategies to counter their objections.  See you in your session!