Category: Hypnosis

When You Can’t Lose Weight

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Sometimes, there comes a point where you feel you just cannot lose weight or at least any more weight, even if you have not reached your healthy weight level. You may have tried all possible diets, drunk your water, got your sleep, reduced stress, increased your exercise levels but the weight just sticks stubbornly and clings on. You may even find yourself resisting dieting or exercise. Perhaps you are listening more to that inner voice that says, “one more won’t hurt” or “you deserve it after a day like that!”, or maybe, “how can anyone expect you to exercise after all the work you have done today?” Finally, there may come a point where you just feel like giving up on dieting as “too hard, or “I can’t lose weight”.

The Last Resort?

For extremely overweight people, or those who can afford to pay privately, there is a very successful weight loss operation called bariatric surgery or gastric band surgery or lap band surgery. This is extremely expensive but because it is a physical surgical operation, it is not without its risks (like any operation). The surgeon puts a sleeve or band around the stomach, creating a small pouch that holds only small amounts of food. This pouch gets filled with only about 1 ounce of food, compared with about 6 cups of food for the average stomach. Once it is full, it signals the brain that it is full and the person stops eating.

For those who want the success rates of gastric band surgery without the expense and risks of surgery, there is an alternative.

The Alternative

Instead of a physical operation, gastric band hypnosis works by persuading the brain that bariatric surgery has been done, so the brain self-regulates the amount of food taken in, just as if the operation had been carried out.

Of course, there are many hypnosis packages available on the market, not just for lap band surgery, so how do you decide which one is best for you? Hypnosis can be used to help people start or stick to all kinds of diets, such as low calorie or low carb and some claim to work while you sleep. Check out below what you might want to look out for when deciding whether to purchase a hypnosis package.

Assessing Hypnosis Packages

  1. Hypnosis is just a means of deep relaxation. It cannot make you do anything that is against your moral code, nor can it force you to do anything you really do not want to do. So if you aren’t really serious about a particular diet, of whatever kind, it cannot force you to eat low carb or low calorie or try intermittent fasting or any other kind of diet. You have to WANT to try the diet for yourself. not because you think you should or someone else told you to try it. So ask yourself whether you really want to try a particular diet before you try hypnosis for it.
  2. Hypnosis does not work in your sleep. Or at least, not as well as when you are awake. Hypnosis works on your subconscious and needs to get you really relaxed in order to do this. Your subconscious may hear when you are asleep and will wake you if there is danger. It may also be able to learn new things when you are sleeping but this is not the same as using hypnosis to persuade you to do something like follow a diet you want to try. Many people fall asleep during hypnosis and that is no problem. You can always run the audio file again. But be wary of hypnosis that claims to work while you sleep.
  3. If you are eating for reasons other than hunger, eg stress, lack of sleep, comfort eating, etc, hypnosis audios that ONLY try to persuade you to try a particular diet may not work because they do not help you to separate out the difference between eating because of stress or boredom and reducing or changing food intake. Think about WHY YOU are over-eating or eating the wrong foods. Might you be eating for comfort or stress reasons? Check any package you may be thinking of buying to see whether it includes help on reducing other factors like stress or worry, so that the main package can work properly for you.
  4. Some people find difficulty with hypnosis audio packages. You may want to try a session with a hypnotherapist if so. If you are thinking of using a hypnotherapist, check that they are properly qualified and registered and use all the points above to check out the package they are offering. It is unlikely that one session of hypnotherapy will be effective in getting you to stick to any particular diet so ask about what packages they offer and what is covered. Also ask if they have any references or people who are willing to talk about their own experiences with their package.

Review Of Neuroslimmer Hypnosis Package

One hypnosis package that claims to help people lose weight with no diet and no exercise is the neuro slimmer package, which is a gastric band surgery hypnosis package. You can read a review of it here.

Review Neuroslimmer Gastric Band Hypnosis Package

Lost nearly 5 pounds in 4 days!

UPDATE Results after 4 days on Neuroslim package 2.1 Kgs lost, with no dieting, no exercise, no hunger!

I Need To Lose Weight – AGAIN!

I have put back on all the weight I took off when I successfully lost over 20 pounds last year. I am also finding difficulty getting back onto a diet. I have successfully slimmed a couple of times but I have not been able to keep the weight off and I also just cannot get back into those diets now. I seriously want to lose weight,  and decided I needed a completely new method of attack and so I purchased the neuro slimmer gastric band hypnosis package and am trying that. It is advertised as no-diet, no-exercise.

I purchased this and will give it a thorough test out and an honest review, day by day of what is happening while I try it. It seems to need half an hour on a number of days in a month to listen to a hypnosis session. Nothing else is needed, no diet, no exercise. I can live with that!

Gastric band surgery is the most successful method for people losing weight and keeping it off, however, it is surgery, which carries its own risks and it is VERY expensive. I have no intention of undergoing surgery, nor do I have that amount of money, so a hypnosis package sounded like a useful alternative.

Why the Neuro Slimmer Hypnosis Package?

I have tried a few slimming hypnosis packages before and they have not worked. In my case, probably because I tend to eat out of mouth boredom and probably also comfort eating. The Neuro Slimmer Hypnosis Gastric Band Package is different in several ways. First, it is not promoting a particular diet, just reducing the amount you eat by persuading you that your stomach is smaller. I am very happy with that because I know that I eat too much at a time. It also means I don’t have to buy any special foods nor do I have to cook separate meals. Secondly, it includes a number of sections that help reduce related problems like comfort eating, so the reduction in eating will work as it is meant to.

What Do You Do With Neuro Slimmer?

This package takes a month to go through, so it seems like a good candidate for Try A Diet For A Month. It is split up into the 4 weeks of a month and gives you sessions to listen to in each week. There is a good PDF guide to the system and it is recommended that you read through that before starting as it provides a complete guide to the package.

Week 1 is a preparatory week, where you listen to two different hypnosis sessions, one on some days and the other on other days. Only one session a day, each session is 30 minutes and there is one day off. A total of 3 hours listening in week 1. Not too bad.

Week 2 is the gastric band surgery hypnosis session and you listen to that session on 5 consecutive days. Then there are 2 days rest. So a total of 2.5 hours in week 2.

Weeks 3 and 4 include some “post-operative” sessions with 4 sessions in week 3 (a total of 2 hours) and 2 sessions in week 4 (a total of 1 hour’s listening).

First Week – Results

At the end of week 1 I had already lost 2.1 Kgs, which is nearly 5 pounds, with no diet and no exercise. I didn’t feel hungry at all. I also wasn’t tempted in the slightest by snacks or sneaky licks, which is amazing. I have listened to the recommended sessions, which each took about 30 minutes. I weighed myself 3 times – before starting, after 3 days and after 4 days and in total lost 2.1Kgs – that is 4 and a half pounds. I didn’t change my diet in any way, nor did I take more exercise than usual. I found that I didn’t look to eat between meals, nor did I look for the large amounts I had been eating. The gastric band session doesn’t start for another 2 days but I am already happy with the results!

Assessment Of Package

I have read the PDF provided. This is very well written and provides useful information on how to use the package and a timetable for listening to the sessions. As advised, I have listened to sessions 1 and 2, in the order and on the days that I was told in the PDF. Sessions 1 and 2 are preparatory sessions. The gastric band session starts in week 2. This is a real test and it is being done as the producer advised, so that it is a fair test.

Gastric Band Sessions

I have now finished the 5 daily gastric band sessions. I can’t say I feel any different after listening to them but I have listened to them faithfully, making sure that I concentrated only on the session and not trying to do something else at the same time (such as checking social media!). I am still not eating any candy or cookies, which is surprising and appears to be a result of sessions 1 and 2 in week 1. I have found that I am now feeling uncomfortably full after large meals but not sufficiently quickly to stop me eating before I have finished the meal.

Weeks 3 and 4

I now have the post operative weeks 3 and 4 sessions to listen to. I understand that it is possible to “tighten” or “loosen” the gastric band if it is not set right so I will be looking into that in the next sessions. I have started into week 3 and have listened to session 4 once. I have to listen to this 3 more times this week. While I didn’t feel any different after listening to session 3 last week, I definitely feel different after listening to track 4. I find my inner child saying “let’s go for chocolate” but my adult self saying calmly, “No, I am not hungry”! That just totally amazes me! I have lost a little more but not much but I am still only half way through the program.

After the 4 Weeks

I have not lost any further weight. I will wait a while and see if anything kicks in.

Two Months Later

I was disappointed that I did not lose any further weight after finishing the full 4 week course. I followed it faithfully. I will see if the next sessions will change anything for me.

Tightening The Gastric Band

I have been through all the followup hypnosis sessions with neuroslimmer and I have not lost any further weight. What I HAVE found though is (a) some insight into why I am not losing and (b) a good benefit, in that I no longer purchase candy or sweets or biscuits. That is a big plus for me, as I was eating a lot of sugar. I now have no interest in buying any candy / confectionery at all – totally amazing. In terms of (a) – insight, I have finally realised that I eat to reduce anxiety. I am not sure that neuroslimmer is made for that situation, so I will now work on ways of reducing anxiety without medication because I have no reason to be anxious and I know I can reduce it with relaxation exercises and exercise.

Two Months Later

Something has changed.

  • I have not bought myself any candy or chocolate (or cookies, etc) since I first started listening to the package. It’s incredible because there were days I was eating half a pound of chocolate bar! I have even been in the shop to buy chocolate for someone else and not been in the slightest tempted to buy for me. The other day, there were some good quality chocolate bars on offer because they were past their sell-by date. Previously, I would have bought them under the pretext of using them for cooking but then eaten them. I didn’t buy them – I am STILL amazed!
  • Additionally, if there was candy lying around, I would have sneaked a piece or two, or more but no  longer. Again, it isn’t tempting me. The other day there was a bag of jelly sweets and I put them in the bin without a second thought. This program seems to be working slowly for me but that’s OK.
  • Until recently, I was eating a LOT of almond butter. Now, don’t get me wrong, almond butter is good stuff but eating a full tub, with 6,000 calories in one week as an addition to my normal intake is not good. I had been worried about not ordering it (I buy online) and having some always available but the last tub was finished a week or more ago and I haven’t craved it. So I will not order it again.
  • The next thing to attack is cheese. I love cheese but I think the amount I am eating is getting less. I will wait a while and see.
  • I am actually losing weight. My clothes were starting to feel looser round me, so I have started weighing myself again. I am only losing slowly but that’s fine. I am not having to think about it, it’s just working by itself. I can live with that! I have lost 7 pounds, or half a stone or 3.4Kgs in the past 3 weeks. If that continues, I will be very happy as I had that level of loss when I did the 5:2 diet and ate only 500 calories a day for two days in the week.

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