Anyone can diet! Some people have been on diets most of their lives - stepping on and off the faddy roller-coaster of the latest hot diet, which then is almost inevitably interspersed with furious eating binges.
All this does is to reduce your general health levels while degrading the immune system! Yes, anyone can diet, the trick is to get your weight down and then keep it down with a sane diet that is good for you and good for the long term - and this is of course a state of mind rather than a particular diet per se...
Are you obese ?
Obesity is now calculated by a formula called the Body Mass Index (BMI) where your weight in kilos is divided by the square of your height in metres. If, say for example, your weight is 90 kilos and your height is 1.8 metres then your BMI is 27.7 (90/1.8x1.8) which makes you overweight.
BODY MASS INDEX
Underweight: less than 20
Normal weight: 20-25
Overweight: 25 - 29.9
Obese: over 30
Morbidly obese: over 40
BMI is not infallible, in some circumstance a sportsman, for example, could come out as obese because of unusually low body fat... but I think we can eliminate such anomalies at a glance.
Latest obesity research
Many doctors now believe that obesity causes more health problems than even smoking…leading to a range of serious risks such as:
• Heart disease.
• High blood pressure.
• Breast and prostate cancers
• Stress, depression and anxiety
While people with lower BMI’s live longer, death rates are significantly higher for those with BMI’s of 25 and above. As life for most people in the west becomes more sedentary, weight problems will only get worse. So it is up to the individual to do something about it - and the only sure long term way to lose weight and then keep it down is to attacks the causes of obesity, not the symptoms.
Hypnotherapy is ideal for this because, as with anxiety and panic attacks, it does not deal with or repress symptoms, but takes on the root causes - indeed, can only take on the root causes around weight control. Unable to supply a list of the latest 'must have' diet fads, hypnotherapy instead talks directly to the underlying causes, reaching into the unconscious to persuade and assuage the psychological issues that indirectly trigger overeating. It gets down to the basic root causes which lead to overeating... which is, I'm afraid, the usual lineup of suspects; issues of compensation, self esteem... etc.
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Ratings and Reviews
Each piece of the trance induction was rushed, there were unnecessary and somewhat irrelevant comments about the state of obesity in the Western world, and the information about sel-hypnosis would have fit much better at the end. Although I also didn’t listen to the end because the hypnotherapist doesn’t seem to have a good grasp of how to address food and body issues and is also conflating being overweight with 1) being unhealthy and 2) being unattractive or having poor body image. I also think that some of his phrasing would inadvertently result in the opposite effect of what he and the listener are trying to achieve. I say all of this as both someone with food and body issues and someone who has had training in hypnotherapy.
I recently started using the I Can "Anxiety Free" and I have been very pleased with that, so I wanted to try the "Weight Loss" one. I did not even listen to the entire session; I got frustrated because what I did listen to was exactly the same as "Anxiety Free." I expected the weight loss one to have specific information on weight loss but it did not. I would not recommend spending money on this app. A much better one that I found is Weight Loss Hypnosis by Mindifi. Good luck!!
Makes a difference for me
I used this app for a few weeks last spring when I first started weight watchers. I had a really easy time sticking with the plan for several months, even after I stopped listening to the app. But eventually, I started thinking about food more, snacking more, and stopped logging my food. I gained back 4 of the 42 lbs I lost and decided to start listening to this app every day again. That was 12 days ago and I'm back on track and have lost 3 lbs. so I think it works for me.
The only problem I had at first is that the mans voice sounds like Craig Ferguson to me which was a little distracting because I kept waiting for the punch line, but I got over it.
- Paul Mackinnon
- 11.9 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2009 Donald Mackinnon
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.