No Diets, No Will Power, No Giving Up Foods

Americans spend an estimated $30 Billion a year in all types of weight loss programs.  Pills, medication, surgery, and a multitude of other “quick fixes” dominate as an effort to reduce and eliminate being overweight.  Following closely in place are all the fad diets ranging from elaborate programs that need to be learned from a book, all the way to simply just drink water.  There is even an air diet!  The question remains – why then are there still so many people overweight?

Allow for a moment the acceptance of two dynamics that are ignored or even lost in the vast deluge of diet options: first, diets don’t work; and second, It’s Not About The Food!  The mere possibilities of these two statements no doubt send quakes through the “diet world”, but continue if you will to at least gain some points of consideration.

Understand that the previous statements in no way indicated or supported an “eat anything you want to” basis of thought.  The body is an intricately designed masterpiece that indeed has specific needs in order to remain healthy, grow and repair itself.  Our current food industry has all but destroyed nutrition in the form the body needs.  If the only thing eaten is high fat and indigestible food products it will show up if nowhere else, as extra stuff in the trunk!


Actual physical or medical based maladies excluded, excess weight occurs from one of two origins: Habit or Emotion.  Habitual weight would be in the area of 20 pounds overweight or less and emotional weight would more often be the 30 pounds or more overweight. Habit eating is that excess eating that starts with simple, seemingly unimportant events in life such as, grabbing a handful of nuts or candy from the bowl that is always out; always going to lunch at noon – hungry or not; that Sunday dinner with family that lasts for hours just so everyone will sit and visit; and let’s not forget the learned habit from youth that the plate must be cleaned!   Perhaps the first introduction to guilt for many people.

Emotional weight manifests and supports itself from many other reasons.  Sometimes this information is evident or well-known. Other times it may be suppressed, buried in some incident or event of the past for which overeating provides a sense of compensation or relief from pressures or anxieties, lacks in life, grief, anger or other emotions, sometimes dating back to childhood. Regression under hypnosis is often effective in ferreting out causes, and sometimes even the simple understanding of causes can result in elimination of the problem

In certain circumstances the body adds fat as a protective mechanism.  The actual reason can vary in as many ways as there are people experiencing this type of weight.  The body literally creates the circumstances, the metabolism, and even the “reasons” to maintain this protective layer.  Rather than blaming heredity, consider the case of the woman, third generation obese, that discovered her emotional connection to her mother was the weight.  There was an inner sense that if she were slender, she would no longer “be a part” of her mother and grandmother.  Life circumstances also play a role.  Consider the case of the woman sexually molested and beaten as a child.  Any time she dieted or lost weight she would panic.  Her unconscious decision as an abused child was, “if I were bigger I could protect myself.”  The understanding is that these decisions are rarely if ever in the awareness of the conscious mind.  Consider the obese man who had spent his earlier life being ridiculed and belittled, each statement “stabbing him in the heart.”  His body built a protective lay-er to “protect his heart.”

Overeating usually fills a need—or at least is viewed as doing so. The possible needs, real or imaginary, are many. Some people overeat to compensate for an unpleasant experience. Others eat excessively to reward themselves, or possibly for self-entertainment. Some want to be noticed, and may use a large body to offset a small ego. Eating is used to compensate for the lack of love, to offset fear, to overcome frustration, to deal with boredom, or sometimes even to avoid sex.


The association to the vast diet and diet pill market is simple.  One may indeed lose weight with the ingestions of more chemicals into the body; one may lose weight by having the body cut with surgery and the natural structure altered, a person may even lose weight breath-ing the right air or eating according to some book; but unless an effort to correct the mental process (habit or emotion) which created the obesity from the beginning is taken, the weight frequently comes back with a vengeance!

Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis are two methods which deal on a direct level with the part of the mental process that holds both the habit and emotion.  Usually considered a last resort, the success rate and the short time in process are both highly favorable rea-sons to move this type of process higher on the list of choices.  The offer is a highly effective method of detection and correction that is both quick and long term.  The side benefits also yield a considerable benefit not found in most diet methods.  Who couldn’t use a little more self-esteem and sense of self-worth?


A hypnotism program for weight reduction will involve several specific elements which are essential to the achievement of established objectives:

•               The client’s self-esteem and confidence will be evaluated and fortified as necessary to achieve a positive outlook and the ability to visualize mentally the perfect, desired body structure, at the appropriate weight and with the physical modifications important to the client.

•               The client’s attitude toward food, overeating and related satisfactions will be altered to reduce the conceived importance of food as it relates to feelings of well-being.

•                The client’s food interests and tastes will be modified to increase the desire for healthy foods with appropriate nutrition, and reduce the desire for foods high in fats and other harmful elements. Emphasis will be placed on such matters as quantity consumption, special tastes (sweet-tooth enjoyment) and negative calorie foods (wherein digestion requires more calorie burn-up than the total calories in the food consumed).

•               Finally, programming will deal with such behavioral matters as establishing times, places and patterns for future eating, elimination of harmful habits, and positive reinforcement for relief of stress or anxiety factors or other causal elements which may require hypnotic desensitization.

It must be kept in mind that very slow reduction in weight is the safest procedure. Weight will and should come off very slowly – perhaps two pounds per week on average. Much reinforcement of the programming can be accomplished by tapes specifically created to save time and money for the client.

Weight loss can be more pleasant and simple that ever believed before.  Losing weight should not put the person in the position of being an outcast; an outcast that must avoid foods, social events, or even having to make excuses that excludes involvement in functions.   The beneficial consideration might be if the effort is made at all, why not make it successful for a lifetime?

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