This week’s “Ask Roger” email comes from Evelyn in Nashville: “Roger, I’ve always been told that to lose weight that I just needed to moderate what I’m eating. I’ve been overweight for the past 30 years and moderation isn’t working for me. Can hypnosis help me to lose weight? A good friend told me about her success with your Slender For Life™ program. I live in Nashville, can you help me? Thanks, Evelyn”
Hi Evelyn. Thank you for your question. I remember when I was obese I hated it when someone would tell me to “just use moderation.” I felt like such a failure that I couldn’t just moderate.
Moderation is killing Americans
Here is what I wrote in chapter 5 of my book Becoming Slender For Life:
“My recommendations for healthy eating are radical-and some would call them extreme. But look at it this way. Radical changes produce radical results. Small changes produce small results. Over the years, I have consistently seen that people who make radical changes have the greatest success and tell me it was easy. They find it easier to just change, and they discover that any desire for the fatty foods that caused them to put on their excess weight very quickly vanishes. Those who make small changes are the least likely to succeed and have the most difficulty. Moderation may work for moderate people, but not for the rest of us compulsive, passionate, obsessive people.
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I am creating radical results!
Nutritionist Jeff Novick got this absolutely right when he wrote: ‘The concept of Moderation is killing Americans. On average, Americans are taking in less than 40% of the minimum recommended amounts of whole grains, vegetables, fruits and fiber. Yet, at the same time, they are taking in over 230% of the amount of saturated fat, added sugars, other fats, refined grains and sodium.
So, who can moderate? Moderation would do absolutely nothing to improve these numbers.
What we do need is a dramatic increase in the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grains while at the same time a dramatic decrease in the amount of Sat Fat, added sugars, fats, refined grains and sodium.
Moderation is only an excuse and rationalization which is being fueled by the clever marketing and advertising of the food industry to keep us doing the things we know we shouldn’t be doing and to keep us consuming their products, which in the end, is actually a major contributor to our ill health and early death.’”
Evelyn, my suggestion for you is that you let go of the concept of moderation – it just doesn’t work for most of us who have been challenged with weight issues.
Hypnosis for weight loss
Evelyn for the past 20 years I have been helping people to lose weight and keep it off with my Slender For Life™ hypnosis for weight loss program here in the Medical Dental Building in downtown Seattle and on Bainbridge Island. In more recent years I have meeting with clients online across the U.S. and in several countries around the world.
I’m happy to meet you online for a free weight loss hypnosis consultation. Just give me a call at 206-903-1232 or send me an email and let’s get you scheduled.
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