Perfect Weight Forever: Can Hypnotherapy Help You to Lose Weight?
Perfect Weight Forever: Can Hypnotherapy Help You to Lose Weight?
Posted on May 3rd 2019 by Letara Buckley
Losing weight has been one of my life’s commitments and I have found it increasingly tricky to maintain. I have been on and off different diets for about 10 years now, and guess what? I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been, which is so disheartening. However, I am now super excited to have come across the best solution out there, that not only gets to the root cause of eating habits and addresses them, but can help you maintain your perfect weight forever. Apparently I can achieve my ideal weight easily and effortlessly, without expensive gym memberships, diet pills, having to deny myself food or on or yo-yo diets.
Now is the perfect time to start. Overweight and obesity levels across the world are increasing. This article will delve into statistics, diets, and weight loss hypnosis to help you or anyone you know struggling with their weight to discover what the options are and the secret to maintaining your perfect weight.
Obesity Across the Globe
The World Health Organization recently posted the following key facts on obesity levels worldwide:
- ‘Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.
- In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese.
- 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese.
- Most of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.
- 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2016.
- Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016.
- Obesity is preventable.
Overweight and obesity are considered abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.
Using Body Mass Index (BMI) to Categorise
Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2).
Overweight is a BMI greater than or equal to 25
Obesity is a BMI greater than or equal to 30.
BMI provides the most useful population-level measure of overweight and obesity as it is the same for both sexes and for all ages of adults. However, it should be considered a rough guide because it may not correspond to the same degree of fatness in different individuals.
What causes obesity?
The fundamental cause of obesity and being overweight is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended. Globally, there has been:
An increased intake of energy-dense foods that are high in fat
An increase in physical inactivity due to the increasingly sedentary nature of many forms of work, changing modes of transportation, and increasing urbanization.
Changes in dietary and physical activity patterns are often the result of environmental and societal changes associated with development and lack of supportive policies in sectors such as health, agriculture, transport, urban planning, environment, food processing, distribution, marketing, and education.
What are common health consequences of obesity?
Raised BMI is a major risk factor for noncommunicable diseases such as:
Cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke), which were the leading cause of death in 2012
Musculoskeletal disorders (especially osteoarthritis – a highly disabling degenerative disease of the joints)
Some cancers (including endometrial, breast, ovarian, prostate, liver, gallbladder, kidney, and colon)
The risk for these noncommunicable diseases increases, with increases in BMI.
Childhood obesity is associated with a higher chance of obesity, premature death and disability in adulthood. But in addition to increased future risks, obese children experience breathing difficulties, increased risk of fractures, hypertension, early markers of cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and psychological effects.’
These figures alone are enough to make me want to shift the extra weight that I’m carrying. I’ve tried many diets in a bid to lose excess weight including the 5:2 diet, the Atkins diet, the Paleo diet and so on. I’ve also followed weight loss and fitness plans including The Body Coach plan by Instagram star Joe Wicks. While all of these diets have worked for a certain amount of time, not one of them has been maintainable, and I’ve ended up gaining what I have lost, plus more, after returning to my normal habits of eating and drinking.
Do Diets Work?
Marisa Peer, a world-renowned speaker, therapist, and bestselling author with over three decades of experience gave me an insight into why diets don’t work. Marisa says: “Diets have a 98% failure rate. That means they have a 2% success rate.
But you know something else? The longest time anyone can ever stay on a diet is six short weeks. When you go: “No sugar ever again! No cookies ever again! I will never again have cake for the rest of my life!” you are setting yourself up to fail. You cannot stay on a diet for more than six weeks if it's depriving yourself. The reason they fail is that they are too hard. When you restrict yourself and start to give up things, you miss them, and so dieting is never going to work. The only way you can ever succeed at changing your diet is by really wanting to do it.”
Marisa has helped thousands of people with their weight and has won multiple awards and accolades in the process, for the unparalleled results she helps people achieve and maintain. Named Best British Therapist by Men’s Health magazine and featured in Tatler’s Guide to Britain’s 250 Best Doctors, she uses her experiences treating patients including rock stars, CEOs, elite Olympic athletes, royalty and Oscar-winning actors to inform her life-changing speeches and lectures.
Does Hypnotherapy Work for Weight Loss?
This is a question that I’ve been asking myself after seeing the amazing results achieved and failing to create lasting change through dieting and exercise alone. Women’s Health magazine published an interesting article on everything that you need to know about using
hypnosis for weight loss:
‘You’re probably skeptical. That’s because Hollywood has given us a very specific, and very inaccurate, portrait of what a hypnotist does and is capable of doing. “You won’t turn into a zombie or cluck like a chicken,” says Valorie Wells, Ph.D., a clinical hypnosis practitioner in Kansas City, MO. “Hypnotherapy is really just you telling yourself how you want you to be, whether it’s to sleep better, to lose weight, to drive on a highway at full speed between two trucks.”
Early studies found that people who used hypnosis lost more than twice as much weight as those who dieted without the therapy. A study in International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis found women who underwent hypno-behavioral therapy lost weight, improved their eating habits, and improved their body image. Meanwhile, a meta-analysis by British researchers found hypnosis can actually help regulate the release of peptides that control how hungry and full you feel.’
What Makes People Overeat?
The article by Women’s Health explains that emotional and unconscious eaters are prime candidates for hypnotherapy.
Marisa explains the six different types of overeaters in her series of audios.
The six types of overeaters identified by Marisa Peer are:
Addictive – you crave sugary food, caffeine, junk, colas and refined carbohydrates because you are addicted to the chemical composition of these foods. You always find that these foods stimulate you to want more and you have great difficulty resisting them or eating just a little of this type of food.
Emotional – you find loneliness, boredom and sadness are temporarily abated when you fill your stomach with refined carbohydrates. They fill you up quickly and you feel satisfied and sedated, maybe even tranquilized, for a while. Comfort can briefly be found in
soft sweet foods like ice-cream or cake that reminds us of childhood. Depressed people often want caffeine and sugary foods. Emotional eaters try to get a quick fix to get rid of a bad feeling and try to feel better, by using comfort foods and bulk eating.
Habitual – you may have been previously made to eat everything on your plate. As a child you were often not allowed to leave food and you have conditioned yourself to continue this habit. You will eat at every occasion and eat everything in front of you
without being aware of whether you are hungry or not.
Ignorant – you have been completely brainwashed by food manufacturers to believe that what you are eating is healthy or harmless. You eat a lot of convenience and ready meals and believe they are as good as home-cooked food. You may exist primarily on
diet foods and diet drinks but still have a weight problem.
Destructive – you may have a deep-rooted need to hide your sexuality and feel vulnerable when you look attractive or desirable. You may often feel panicky in a situation where food is shared, i.e. a group meal, in case you get less. You feel uncomfortable when you cannot dish out your own portions and a host
does it for you in case you don’t get enough to satisfy you.
Angry – you like crunchy food like crisps and apples and tough food like meat and thick bread that you can chomp and chew on. Hard mastication is effective when you are feeling tense and wound up. Stressed people often want salty foods. You will always want to eat after
a fight or disagreement to make yourself feel better.
Marisa Peer’s Hypnosis for Weight Loss
Marisa has created a number of powerful downloads for weight loss and has written a best-selling book―‘You Can Be Thin’―dedicated to helping you achieve the body you want. She also has a section on her online blog dedicated to health and weight, where you can find handy hints and tips on how to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Marisa has created a powerful program called Perfect Weight Forever which features amazing success stories from many of her clients. Rebecca Collins lost 33 lbs thanks to Marisa and shared the results of her journey in The Mirror newspaper. She said:
“I’ve loved chocolate for as long as I can remember and could never have imagined that my relationship with it was at all problematic. Maltesers were my favourite kind but I also loved Galaxy. Sometimes, I would eat a few squares of chocolate first thing in the morning―before I did anything else. And I never went anywhere without popping a packet of Maltesers into my handbag. My addiction was at its worst last summer I’d put on three stone and weighed 163 lb.
I was eating six or seven bars on a bad day and I found that I got really moody if I hadn’t had my fix. I finally realized that my problem was serious. A friend suggested I try hypnosis so I went to see hypnotist Marisa Peer and in just an hour and a half, she changed my life. Marisa helped reprogram my brain so that I no longer associate chocolate with happiness. It was amazing. For the first time in my adult life, I didn’t feel like chocolate.
My friends even joked that because I was no longer eating chocolate, I was the reason Woolworths had gone bust. Now I feel indifferent to chocolate. It doesn’t disgust me but I just don’t want it. I’ve tested myself a few times, putting a few squares in my mouth, but I just spit it out. As a result, the weight has dropped off me and I’m now 130 lbs and wear a size 6 (US).”
Rebecca underwent a Regression Session (part of Marisa’s unique method: Rapid Transformational Therapy™ (RTT) to get to the root cause of her bad eating habits and remove them permanently.
The Perfect Weight Forever program is designed so that you can easily incorporate it into your busy lifestyle. It is so simple to use and only takes moments each day. You can join a support network with a positive environment that is valuable for staying fit and healthy. You can meet like-minded people and make new friends. It’s the closest thing to having a one-to-one with Marisa Peer, with the added support of a community of like-minded peers all going through it at the same time together.
Marisa says: “With my method you can have a normal, healthy relationship with food because it changes the way you think about food as well as the way you eat. The minute you say: That’s not allowed, that’s naughty, I can’t have it, it’s not available to me, you immediately want it.You can torture yourself with thoughts of desirable food that you are not allowed to eat, which only intensifies the desire for that same food.
With hypnosis, instead of craving that chocolate bar, you understand that you can eat it anytime, but you are choosing not to. It isn’t denied to you. It’s a choice and you don’t need it now. You are not asked to do anything continuously or fanatically, but you are making mental changes that, unlike fad diets, will last a lifetime. Doing this makes the desire for excess or junk food go away and, in its place, you eat normally just as nature intended you to.”
How Long Does It Take to Lose Weight with Hypnosis?
You may feel results in as little as 24 hours. Your whole attitude to food will transform, your hunger levels will decrease, your satiety is more easily reached, and even your taste buds change. Within weeks, you will be a different size, weight and shape.
I’m excited to begin my weight loss journey with Marisa, and I hope this article has given you some food for thought―excuse the pun. Please share the link with friends and family and sign up to our free Wellness Weekly digest below.