There are many different paths to weight loss. And while some are healthier than others, most all of them work in the short term. What prevents the majority of people from reaching their goals is not which diet plan they choose, but their inability to stick to it. And it may be an uphill battle.
Dr. Temes teaches us that genetics play a significant role in determining our weight and the development of our eating habits. We can be born with not only a slower metabolism, but also a stronger desire to smell, taste and eat food. And all this leads to the development of bad eating habits that make us obese.
We can't choose our parents or change our genetics. But hypnosis can help us to overcome our bad habits and adopt new, healthy ones. We can reach our goals!
The Hypnosis Network has created a self-hypnosis program designed to help us adopt new, healthy eating and exercise habits. It is not a diet plan, but rather a program designed to help you stick to the diet and exercise program of your choice.
Hypnosis? We were very skeptical at first. But we investigated and learned the difference between stage show hypnotists; hypnotists that earn their credentials in two-week courses; and professionals like the doctors and university professors of The Hypnosis Network.
We were also very impressed to learn that the program comes with a one year money back guarantee. This makes a very strong statement about the program's credibility.
Hypnosis is a state of mind, enhanced by mental and physical relaxation, in which our subconscious is able to communicate with our conscious. Hypnosis distracts our conscious mind and through our subconscious places us in a state of awareness and suggestibility.
Hypnosis allows us to get in touch with our subconscious on a regular basis, and helps us by focusing our energy inward to make use of our desire and ability to solve our problems. Hypnosis is not used to force change or to give us more willpower to change. It simply makes full use of our desire to change by allowing it to come to the surface and remain in our consciousness.
We have spent our lifetimes developing eating habits and feelings about food. We turn to our "comfort foods" when times are tough. We have a lot of old habits and feelings to change. Hypnotic suggestion bypasses our intellectual or conscious mind and goes directly to our subconscious, where it can reprogram our emotional attitudes and learned reactions. It helps us change our habits.
The author of the weight loss program is hypnotist and psychotherapist Roberta Temes, Ph.D. She is on the faculty of Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Temes is the author of a number of books, including the popular The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hypnosis. She is also the editor of Medical Hypnosis -- perhaps her most impressive credential -- as this textbook is used in medical schools to train psychiatrists in the use of hypnosis.
Enjoying Weight Loss consists of a set of four CDs. They begin with Introduction to Weight Loss, which is followed by seven different sessions. Each session lasts around 20 minutes.
You can't expect to change a lifetime of bad eating habits in one session. Or two. But as you listen to the CDs on a daily basis, you will begin to desire to eat in a healthy way. Soon your old habits will fade away as they are replaced by new ones.
After listening to all of the sessions a few times, you can choose the sessions that you find most helpful. And you can listen to particular sessions for particular needs. For example, listening to Avoiding Temptation is a great way to prepare for a party or picnic and ensure that you stay on your diet plan.
We were surprised at how easily the CDs affected our thoughts, feelings, and behavior with food, exercise, and sticking to our diet plans right from the first session.
One suggestion on the CDs is to change your impulse to turn to food throughout the day and turn to water instead. It made us laugh to find how easily the idea of having a drink of water popped into our minds. And this was after just one session!
Here are some testimonials from others who have found the CDs helpful:
Deena Parker, Columbia, MO Several weeks ago I wrote a letter about how effective Dr. Roberta Temes' CD program had been in helping me lose weight and maintain an exercise program. I wrote that not only did I want to lose 15 pounds, but I also needed to find a way to adhere to a rather strict hypoallergenic diet without feeling deprived.
I've reached my goal weight and haven't been seriously tempted to eat any of the foods off limits to me. Not only do I continue to exercise, but I look forward to it every day. In the past, if I was exercising on a regular basis and the exercise was interrupted, I would never resume. Recently I had to stop because of the flu, and I was actually anxious to start exercising again -- something I never thought could happen.
The most wonderful change has been the difference in my approach to maintenance. Previously, once I lost weight I used that as an excuse to resume eating all I wanted. Now I don't even want to eat that way and planning each day's menu has become an interesting part of my routine. I don't deny myself my "guilty pleasures," but instead plan for them as a part of what I eat. A piece of candy or a small dish of ice cream after supper has become completely satisfying -- again, something I never thought could happen.
Kevin Goodrich, Miami, FL: My mom sent me your Enjoying Weight Loss CDs as a not-so-subtle hint. I was about 40 pounds overweight and had tried hypnosis for weight loss before with no results, so I was not optimistic. I have never been able to follow a diet for over three weeks, so I decided that this time I would use your CDs in combination with The South Beach Diet and see what happened. It has now been a little over two months and I have lost 25 pounds! The best part is that following the diet has been easy this time -- it is almost like I can't NOT follow it.
The Hypnosis Network is currently offering a second CD program, Mental Toughness by Dr. Neil Fiore, free with the purchase of Enjoying Weight Loss. Mental Toughness helps you remain focused and resilient in the face of life's most challenging circumstances.