Over 21.4% of Canadians are considered to be overweight or obese. Obesity is a risk factor for diabetics, people with heart disease and other serious medical conditions and costs the OHIP billions every year.
Studies show that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are on of diet, trying to lose weight, or watching what they eat.
25% of people who have attempted to lose weight have done so using at least 20 different diets, and 60% of all people on diets have regained the pounds they once lost. The number 1 reason cited by and About.com/Insight Express survey of 500 adults explained dieters fail when either they get tired of the diet routine, the diet doesn’t allow them their favourite food, or that the dietary plan was too restrictive to stick with.
The results of quick-fix diets often don’t last, as many people fall back into old eating and lack of activity habits after the weight is gone, and it is widely known that the key to obtaining your ideal weight is to make changes to your diet and lifestyle that you can stick with for life. It is considered that the safe weekly rate of fat loss is between 1lb to 2ib’s per week.
Following preliminary initial research in the United Kingdom with Hypnosis for weight reduction, and in particular a programme which utilised the concept Gastric Band Hypnosis, it was decided to survey the available quantitative data around this programme (whilst awaiting the paper to be written following a clinical trial at Hull University) on a much wider scale, an international level, (that would also take into account possible cultural variations), and examine available scientific research into weight reduction and eating habits with a view to offering a better understanding and likely explanation as to why hypnotherapy for fat loss and in particular utilising the concept of Gastric Band Hypnosis may be such an effective solution to weight loss.
The Gastric Band Hypnosis Programme is a four treatments programme that is conducted with a client face to face, which is designed to change how someone thinks and feels about food, to enable the client to adopt a new set of eating habits, by making some small realistic changes, that the client can realistically live with. It is not a diet, clients eat what they want, but are trained to be satisfied on smaller amounts. Portion control is addressed from the very first session, by utilising the concept of a virtual gastric band, the aim of this is not to make a client ‘think’ that they have a gastric band fitted, moreover it is a tool to get the client to respond to the instinctual signals, and stop eating when they feel comfortable. Clients report varied experiences of this with many reporting no conscious connection with this element of the programme, but they are eating less, many reports to only be eating a third of what they were eating before. The programme is not reliant on this ‘Gastric band’ element being accepted by the client, although it is something that buys into the clients imagination, as the procedure also has numerous elements to address emotional aspects of eating, craving control, food choices, motivation and exercise, using metaphors for change and goal setting. The average weight loss a client report is 7lb in the first week, with 1 – 2lbs per week after that.
Gastric Band Hypnosis is a totally natural experience, which is safe, pleasant and relaxing with predictable results, and a person can converse very easily while hypnotized. Book Your FREE Screening or talk directly with Luke Howard Ph.D. a Clinical Hypnotist servicing in the area of Toronto & Ottawa, ON Canada and West End Area Canada.
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