The goal of a weight loss program is to help you achieve and HOLD a weight that represents a BMI of 25 or less. Unfortunately, only 35% of adults in Phoenix have a normal BMI. Most adults in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert and Chandler are not even close to that goal! If you have significant weight to lose (50 lbs. or more), getting to a normal weight might represent a daunting task. In those cases, I recommend you begin by aiming for a weight loss of 10% of your total body weight (let's say 20-25 lbs.). This is a much less intimidating goal, and success achieving it will make you optimistic about future weight loss.
Once you see how easy it is to lose weight with hypnosis--with no deprivation or radical dietary restrictions--you will continue losing weight until your BMI is in the normal weight range. Most importantly, these changes are PERMANENT! I have encountered and heard from many previous weight loss patients. Even years later, they are at or below the weight they were when they finished their hypnosis appointments.
If you would like to read what Consumer Reports, Oprah and Smithsonian magazines said about hypnosis for weight loss, click here.
Dr. Oz Recommends Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss
On his multi-Emmy Award winning show on February 8, 2012 "Hypnosis to Lose Weight," Dr. Oz said: "Hypnosis can help you control the demons that cause you to overeat." On that show, Dr. Oz discussed how he was first introduced to hypnotherapy as a very skeptical medical student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. However, after seeing a demonstration and hearing about the uses and benefits of hypnosis, he was convinced!
How does it work? In a typical situation, you will be given hypnotic suggestions to convince your mind that you like to be active, that you like healthy snacks, that you like fruits and vegetables. Importantly, the message of "smaller portions satisfy" will be locked into your subconscious. You will practice knowing when you are hungry and distinguishing that feeling from all the other times you eat. With practice you will only eat when hungry and you will be given suggestions to stop eating when you are full or nearly full. This approach has worked successfully with clients who had 20-100 pounds to lose.