Tips That Will Help You Shed Pounds Fast With Hypnosis

Weight loss may be hard to talk about with others. You are sure to receive advice that is conflicting from multiple sources, which can make it hard to find a plan that will work for you. Just like weight loss, hypnosis is something that many people don’t like discussing with their friends. Using these great ideas may just be the best way to get you started on your journey to permanent weight loss.

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Shed Pounds Fast Tips

Get Support

To help keep yourself motivated and to find like-minded friends, look for an online support group. There are many online communities focused on weight loss, healthy living, and friendship. You can share your success, fears, laughter, as well as find answers to questions you may have. Join one just to find a great friend to help you with your weight loss!

Spice Up Your Salad

Salad is great for weight loss but it starts to get old, eating the same thing, over and over. To spice up your salad eating experiences, try stuffing your salad greens into whole wheat pita bread. The addition of the pita pocket will not interfere with your weight loss. If the taste still bores you, try adding lemon juice and cilantro.

Use A Child Size Plate

Downsize your plate to lose more weight. Traditional plates are bigger in diameter than is necessary to hold an appropriate amount of food. The desire to fill your plate and subsequently empty your plate is usually counterproductive to weight loss. Try using a child-sized plate, this will allow you to keep up your habits in a healthier way.

Get The Right Amount Of Sleep

Sleep your way to weight loss. Getting the right amount of sleep, allows your body to heal itself and equalize its metabolism. The average recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult is 7.5 hours. If you do not get enough sleep, your body will retain weight and jeopardize your best efforts.

Plan Over The Long Term

If you’re looking to lose weight one of the most important things to have is patience. You are not going to lose it all overnight. It will take months of dedication, watching what you eat and building an exercise regiment, to stand a chance of success. So, set up a plan that will get you there over the long term. Weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint.

It’s OK To Have A Quick Snack

Remember that it is ok to have a quick snack in between meals. The only thing to watch is that you don’t make it a full meal of snack food. If you have small meals throughout your day, you will feel less hungry when it comes down to the actual meal time.

Find A Friend To Workout With

Sometimes it’s easy to lose motivation to exercise. One way to prevent this is to find a friend to workout with. Being on an exercise “buddy system” helps to keep boredom at bay and can give you you a feeling of accountability. If you and your friend don’t currently have a workout routine in common, it may be a great time to try something new, like karate or a zumba class.

Tough Out Cravings For 3 Minutes

Whenever you get that gnawing craving for a certain food, grab your phone and call a friend and chat for a bit. Redirecting your mind to something else will help keep you from giving in to that food that your mind is stuck on. Research has revealed that cravings generally last for about 5 minutes. By the time you have hung up from having that chat, your desire to gorge yourself with junk should have passed.

Keep Eating Foods You Enjoy

If you are on a diet, you will most likely be eating a lot of foods that you do not like. Make sure that you also incorporate some foods that you enjoy, but in moderation. This will allow you to stick to your diet, while giving into cravings in a safe manner.

Clean Out Your Fridge

Don’t keep foods on hand that go against your diet plan. Clean out your fridge and cupboards when you start your diet, and give away anything you know you shouldn’t eat. Stock up on good-tasting healthy foods instead. You won’t find yourself tempted nearly as much if your forbidden foods aren’t easily accessible.

Fit It On A Fork

If you are looking to lose weight, then look to your fork. If you eat only what you can fit on a fork, then this limits how much you can eat in one mouthful. Your stomach will then feel full quicker, stopping you from overeating. This also keeps you from wasting food, and could lower your weekly food bill.

Start Out With Small Goals

Large weight loss goals can seem impossible to reach. When you are losing weight it is best to start out with small goals to keep the end in sight. This will also motivate you to work harder as you will have little victories all the way through the weight loss process.

Is It A Medical Condition

Weight loss that is not intended could be due to medical issues. The thyroid may be off-kilter and that can cause rapid loss of weight, by speeding up the metabolism. A simple blood test can help you determine if your weight loss is due to an unknown medical condition.

Stay On Track While Traveling

Sometimes it is hard to stay on track with a healthy diet while traveling. There are times you may have to stop at a fast food restaurant. If so, there are a few things you can do to cut calories. First, order your burger with no cheese or condiments. Also, if possible, choose grilled meats and the salad bar.

Give Yourself Flexibility

Remember to give yourself some flexibility in your diet. The people who are most likely to lose weight but least likely to keep it off are those who are doing some kind of fad diet which has quick weight loss. Your goal should be to have incremental but sustainable weight loss over a period of time.

Consider Hypnosis For Weight Loss

Hypnosis is a weight loss technique that many people do not consider. Hypnosis may seem foolish but it is an effective therapeutic tool that can make life changes easier to handle.

As you no doubt already know, losing weight and keeping it off can be difficult. It is hoped that because you have learned a bit more about it, your weight loss journey will be easier. Using this guidance truly can assist you in developing the figure you have long desired, so remain dedicated.

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Fight The Effects Of Time With Old School New Body

Much to everyone’s disappointment, we all get older. As time goes by, the aging process accelerates and nature takes its toll on our bodies. You will start to notice the marks of aging sooner or later: wrinkles forming on skin, bags under the eyes, age spots and crows feet. You’ll notice that the skin isn’t as tight as it used to be. Though disconcerting, these signs are just that, signs of a certain stage in your life. 

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Can Hypnosis Really Boost Your Immune System?

I was skeptical when I saw there were hypnosis sessions to help people boost their immune systems.  My first reaction was, “Really?!?”  Turns out to be true.

Hypnosis can be used to boost your immune system and there’s university research to back it up.

Hypnosis Scientifically Proven To Boost Your Immune System

Researchers at Ohio State University found that subjects who used hypnosis “showed a 26 to 39 percent difference in the levels of two immunological assays utilized to measure the activity of certain white blood cells – T-Lymphocytes – important to the immune response.”

What does that mean?  It means hypnosis can strengthen your immune system in a way that can be measured and proven by scientific standards.  Pretty cool!

In the study, 33 medical and dental students were selected based on their susceptibility to hypnosis.  They were split into 2 groups – a hypnosis group and a control group.  Initial blood samples were taken from all students to create a baseline.    Then the hypnosis group were required to attend a minimum number of self-hypnosis training sessions and practice self hypnosis as a relaxation technique.  Blood samples were taken again 3 days before a major exam.  The hypnosis group showed a significant increase in their immune system ability.

The more they practiced self-hypnosis, the greater the increase to their immune system.

How Does Hypnosis Boost Your Immune System?

So how does hypnosis boost your immune system?  The connection between stress and weakened immune systems has been proven beyond a scientific or medical doubt.   Hypnosis combats stress.

As part of most self-hypnosis session, you will be guided through a period known as progressive muscle relaxation.  Either through imagining your body relaxing or physically tensing and relaxing your various muscle groups, hypnosis creates a relaxed state in your body.  This is necessary for your mind to be open to the changes you want to make.

The Toll Of Modern Society

Due to the nature of modern society – road rage, drama queens, poor relationships, demanding and unrewarding careers, money pressures, poor diet, the list can go on and on – most people today are under constant conditions of stress.

During stress, our bodies dump adrenalin and cortisol into our systems causing our heart rate to speed up and our digestion to slow down giving our bodies a quick shot of energy and strength. – About.com

These bursts of energy were designed to be infrequent – like say, when running away from a lion.  But our modern society has caused this stress reflex to be in nearly constant use.  Under normal conditions, our bodies naturally return to a relaxed state once the stress is gone.  Under these “chronic” conditions of stress, our bodies ability to return to normal is damaged.

The effects of “chronic stress” on our bodies and our inability to return to a normal state include – obesity, hair loss, heart disease, depression, a weakened immune system, and many others.

By consciously embarking on a program of daily relaxation, you can combat the effects of “chronic stress” on your bodies.  Hypnosis also enables you to be more confident and composed when dealing with your day to day situations.  Things that used to cause you stress just won’t bother you anymore.

How To Boost Your Immune System Naturally

Have you been getting sick more often?  Have you been under stress? Do you work in an environment where you’re constantly exposed to sick people, like an office?

It’s time to take preventative action!

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Clinical hypnotherapist Dr. Steve G. Jones has created a self-hypnosis session to help you boost your immune system without medication or drugs.

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Power Your Mind To Discover The Immune System Booster is available for immediate download from Dr. Jones website Better Living With Hypnosis.

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Dr. Jones is a board certified clinical hypnotherapist who has been treating patients with hypnosis for over 2 decades.  In addition, Dr. Jones holds 4 University degrees related to psychology and education.  He continues to treat, train, and conduct hypnosis related research.

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Most people begin to feel better with their first hypnosis session.  The very act of taking the time to relax is very therapeutic.  However, hypnosis is not a one time cure.  For the sessions to truly take hold, they should be listened to at least once per day for a minimum of 3 weeks.

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 With all the stresses you have no control over, you can’t afford not to do whatever is in your power to avoid a weakened immune system.  It’s hard to be happy and productive when you’re sick.  How much would a missed day from work cost?

It’s time to order Power Your Mind To Discover The Immune System Booster before this world wears you down for one more day.

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Better Than Starbucks and Less Than 5 Dollars

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You don’t have to climb a mountain to meditate, but why wouldn’t you?

I’m a caffeine junkie, I admit it.  At my worst, I used to drink 7 or 8 cups of coffee a day and/or 3-4 energy drinks.  This was having disastrous effects on my health.

Even though I’ve cut back, I still look at caffeine as that thing I need in the morning out of habit or in the afternoon as that thing to power me through.

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One of my goals eventually is to use hypnosis to help me cut back.  Yes, there’s a hypnosis for coffee addiction.

Anytime I want to cut a negative habit out of my life, I’m much more successful when I also replace it with a positive habit.  As you know, I focus my self-hypnosis on creating life enhancing habits that run on autopilot.

That’s why I’m so excited about today’s post.

Brendon Burchard, one of the most positive, energetic, uplifting (and yes, EXTREMELY successful) people you will ever meet has shared one of his most powerful success techniques.

Meditation is closely related to hypnosis.  The more proficient at meditation you become, the more effective your hypnosis will become.

I have recognized the benefits of meditation most of my life.  Just because I think something is going to be beneficial doesn’t me I’m going to do it though.  Sound familiar?

Shortly after I stopped being afraid of hypnosis I started meditating on a daily basis.  What I found is that meditating helped me recognize the Alpha state which is critical for the success of hypnosis.

Now that I have been meditating consistently for about half a year now, I’m seeing other benefits.

The Benefits Of Meditation

In my business I run into a new problem almost on a daily basis.  This means accessing my creative mind to find a way around or through the problem.  I used to just beat my head against these brick walls, usually until I had to move on to something else, leaving tons of projects started but not finished.  Not an effective way to run a business or live a life.

Now when I reach an obstacle I don’t currently have the tools to figure out, I work at it until I feel myself stalled or frustrated.  Then I either work on something else or more often than not, I take a break.  Grinding my brain into a new problem usually leaves me feeling like I need to reboot.

Just like a computer, my mind starts to feel like it has too many things going on.  I just need to shut down, clear them all out, and start over.  This is when meditation comes in handy.

Lately, I’ve also been finding that when I quiet my mind, solutions that weren’t occurring to me while I was struggling with the problem quietly come up.  This is amazing and when you experience it, it becomes addictive.  It’s easy for me to see why meditation is Brandon’s go to method.

When Dr. Joe Vitale speaks about “taking inspired action,” I don’t believe he’s talking about taking action on every one of the thoughts that are running through my mind on a constant basis.  I believe Dr. Vitale is speaking about taking action on those few thoughts (if any) that come up during meditation.

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Brandon says he also uses meditation when he needs to change gears.  So if he was working on a project but now he needs to write, he will meditate to create a break between the two tasks and allow him to focus fully on the task at hand.

He even meditates before his wife gets home so he can be fully present for her.  Good man!

Brandon says (and I agree) when he is done meditating, he feels refreshed, clear-minded, and energized.  I love Starbucks but caffeine can’t deliver those kinds of results every time and with ZERO side effects.

My Tool For Daily Meditation

I use Quantum Mind Power Brainwave Entrainment recordings to help me meditate but they are pretty expensive (worth it in my opinion).  There are plenty of free video’s on YouTube (some good, some bad) that offer to help you meditate.  I’ve tried many but since I’m getting results with Quantum Mind Power, I stick with that now.  You can get QMP at a 50% discount here. (just keep clicking through the screens until you get to the 50% off page :) )

However you choose to meditate, whether its with Brandon’s method or with Quantum Mind Power or your very own unique way, it doesn’t matter.  I can say from my own experience that meditation has benefits on its own and it helps increase the effectiveness of hypnosis.  I highly recommend it!

Does Hypnosis Work? An Overview

Like most people, you’ve heard of hypnosis but aren’t sure if it’s right for you.

You’ve seen a television program or movie where a hypnotist controls a person’s mind, forcing them to do outlandish things or reveal new information.

Or you may believe the subconscious mind is a dungeon of dark thoughts, best left undisturbed.

Yet you have a problem in your life or a habit that you’d like to stop doing.

Even better, maybe you have a habit that you’d like to start doing.

You’re wondering, “does hypnosis really work?”

If you’ll read to the bottom of this article, you’ll learn many of the misconceptions about hypnosis and why you should consider it as tool to help you have a better life.

Hypnosis is actually a safe, legitimate practice that has been shown to be effective in allowing people just like you to make positive changes in their lives.

  1. What Is Hypnosis?
  2. How Long Has Hypnosis Been Used?
  3. What Can Hypnosis Help With?
  4. How Does Hypnosis Work?
  5. What Should I Look For In A Hypnotherapist?
  6. Is Self-Hypnosis As Effective As Seeing A Hypnotherapist?

What Is Hypnosis?

The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis defines hypnosis as “a state of inner absorption, concentration, and focused attention.”

You’ve probably experienced something very close to hypnosis without even realizing it.  Think about the last time you were staring at a television, going for a run, or even drifting off to sleep.

It is in these focused, relaxed states that hypnosis is most similar to, and in them that our mind is most capable of absorbing new ideas and suggestions about different and more beneficial ways to live.

 

How Long Has Hypnosis Been Used As A Therapy?

Hypnosis has been used as a form of therapy for over 150 years and has countless possible applications depending on one’s personal needs or desires.

An early proponent of hypnosis as a therapy was the Scottish surgeon, James Braid.  He presented much of his work on hypnosis to the world in 1843 with the publication of Neurypnology, or the Rationale of Nervous Sleep.  Dr. Braid “is regarded by many as the first genuine hypnotherapist and the Father of Modern Hypnotism.”

Dr. Braid grew increasingly convinced of the power of hypnosis after seeing multiple demonstrations by the traveling performer Charles Lafontaine and examining the subjects of Lafontaines’ “animal magnetism up close.  After much research and examination, Braid discovered that hypnosis could be effective in treating a number of problem behaviors, both under the care of a hypnotherapist or when self-induced.

A testament to the effectiveness and increasing popularity of hypnosis as a therapy has been the many psychotherapists who are combining hypnosis with their traditional treatment.

While hypnosis is being used more and more as an effective therapy in traditional medicine, it’s important to keep in mind that the term hypnotherapist is not regulated by an government agency.  Anyone can call themselves a hypnotherapist.  Even though a traditional psychotherapist may employ hypnosis in their practice, it doesn’t always mean they are skilled in its use.

What Can Hypnosis Help With?

Hypnosis is nearly limitless in what it can help with.  The University of Maryland Medical Center reports that hypnosis can be used for a wide array of treatments including pain management, anxiety, quitting smoking, alcoholism, and other negative behaviors.

Hypnosis can help install new positive behaviors such as increased confidence, better concentration and focus, becoming more creative or a better test-taker, hypnosis has even been used by world class athletes to improve their performance.  The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

Take weight loss for example.  Every year millions of dollars are spent on diet and exercise programs that just don’t get the job done. By placing suggestions about weight loss activity in the brain, hypnosis can increase the effectiveness of these programs.

Serious medical and psychological conditions should always be treated by a doctor.  Hypnosis often makes a terrific complementary treatment to traditional medicine.  If your doctor hasn’t suggested it, ask him or her if it’s something that might be right for you.

Weight loss is just one example.  Hypnotherapy is an excellent addition to stop smoking efforts.  Smoking has been ingrained as a habit through countless repetitions.  It takes more than will power to overcome it.  Hypnosis works really well in overcoming all kinds of negative habits.

Hypnosis is also effective in creating new habits.  Are you getting enough sleep?  Hypnosis is an amazing tool to help you develop healthy sleep habits.  Do you have enough confidence?  Hypnosis can help with that too.

How Does Hypnosis Work?

You may be more familiar with self-hypnosis than you think.  Take meditation for example, this is in fact a form of hypnosis.  In self-hypnosis, as in meditation, you focus on a single object or thought blocking out the outside world.  This results in a calm and tranquil state.

Upon entering this calm and tranquil state, you are in a state of heightened suggestibility.  At this point the hypnotist will begin to implant the ideas of positive change in your mind.  At the end of the session, the therapist will guide you back to a more conscious state; most hypnosis sessions last 30 – 45 minutes.

What Should I Look For In A Hypnotherapist?

While it’s clear that there are benefits to hypnosis, it is important to understand the safety implications of seeing a trained hypnotherapist.  As mentioned previously, it’s important that any provider of hypnotherapy is a legitimate, certified hypnotherapist.  Unfortunately, many psychotherapists provide the service without any certification.

Hypnosis takes practice, knowledge, and skill to deliver quality therapy to a patient that will help them achieve their goals.  If you are using a psychotherapist who also employs hypnosis, they should bring the same level of professionalism to their hypnotherapy that they bring to all of their treatments.  For example, an untrained hypnotherapist may inject themselves into your treatment by unknowingly asking a leading question.

Look for a hypnotherapist who is board certified.  Also look for a hypnotherapist who has experience working with actual people.  Many hypnotherapists have received certification but have no or little experience actually working with clients.

Is Self-Hypnosis As Effective As Seeing A Hypnotherapist?

There are few things in life as effective as working one-on-one with a skilled practitioner.  And this includes hypnotherapy.

There are many reasons why you may want to consider self-hypnosis as your first option though.

  1. Hypnosis is not a one-time solution.
  2. Hypnotherapy is not covered by most insurance plans.
  3. Hypnotherapists can charge up to $250 for a session.
  4. Downloadable self-hypnosis sessions from reputable hypnotherapists are easily available.

You won’t be able to match the cost and time effectiveness of being able to use self-hypnosis in your home as you will if you had to visit a hypnotherapist in their office on a regular basis.

Once you have experience with self-hypnosis and would like more personalized help, then would be a good time to start looking for a skilled hypnotherapist in your area.

Thank You

Hopefully you have found this article interesting and informative.  It’s our sincere desire that you will set aside the entertaining (but inaccurate) ways Hollywood has portrayed hypnosis and consider it as an effective tool to help you make positive changes in your life.

If you think there’s a chance that hypnosis may be able to help you create the changes you want in your life, then we encourage you to read the other articles on this site.

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