|The Lounge | Champions | The Wire | Schedule | Audio | Arcade | The Top Ten | Historical | Email | Video|
Lose Weight - Think You Cant?
You step on the scale and groan at the number peeking between your toes. "Oh, No!"
"I'll start a diet today!" you think. Not so fast. Unless you are mentally ready to lose weight, almost any diet you try may be doomed to failure.
In a widely accepted model of behavioral change, there are five stages of motivational readiness. Bunny Vreeland, Clinical Hypnotherapist, suggests that if you're stuck at an early stage, your diet won't work. You may never even get started!
Studies suggest that people may feel ready to lose weight, but if they are unprepared to alter their behavior, they'll fail, reports the American Institute for Cancer Research in Washington, D.C. in a column titled "Nutrition Notes."
The five stages of motivational readiness that can be applied to dieting, exercise, or just about anything in your life:
Stage One: PrecontemplationA person has no intention of changing.
Stage Two: ContemplationA person intends to change--later.
Stage Three: PreparationA person is ready to change within the next month.
Stage Four: ActionThis stage is reached when a person has recently changed a behavior.
Stage Five: MaintenanceThis final level occurs only when a person has carried out the new behavior for at least six months to two years.
When we get stuck in one of the first three stages, the difficulties we perceive with the change outnumber any advantages. In addition, we may lack confidence in our ability to successfully make changes.
If you want to move forward in living a healthy lifestyle, the 'pros' have to outweigh the 'cons' in your mind. Remember, if continue to do what you have always done, you are going to get what you always got. Be specific about what you are trying to overcome and creative about possible solutions. Research shows that the balance of pros and cons relates to each small behavioral change, not just to the goal, like losing weight.
Someone who is trying to lose weight may see many more benefits to shedding the pounds than remaining overweight, but if all the person can envision are barriers--instead of benefits--to decreasing food portion sizes and exercising regularly, then change is unlikely. However, if you are ready to change your thinking pattern, you will see a change in your behavior. Vreeland advises. "We are each highly suggestible all of the time. Everything in life is created twice, first in your mind, and then in your body.
"The good news is that one success can build your confidence in making more changes."
Bunny Vreeland is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist who workswith Weight issues as well as sugar addictions.
She can be reached at 800-755-4083/805-984-1237 or http://www.BunnyVreeland.com Her 6-session CD series, Lose Weight and Keep it Off is now available for $29.99.
Bunny incorporated Hypnotherapy into her image business over 10 years ago and specializes in Weight Loss and Smoking Cessation, offering a money back guarantee.
In addition, she has successfully helped clients with: Fear of Flying... Heights ? Fear of Dentists ?Doctors and other phobias. As a Medical Hypnotherapist, she specializes in Irritable Bowl Syndrome problems. IBS responds remarkably well to hypnotherapy, showing an 85%-92% improvement.
She is a member in good standing with the Camarillo and Ventura Chambers of Commerce, a Hall of Fame member of the Better Business Bureau, National League of Medical Hypnotherapists, American Hypnotherapy Association, The American Board of Hypnotherapy and the International Hypnosis Federation.
Better Business Bureau: Weight-loss supplements often make unsubstantiated ... - Topeka Capital Journal
The Lies You May Have Been Told About Ephedra, and How They May End Up Improving Your Life
Losing Weight quickly and easily has become one of the main goals of many people today. So, with all the information out there, where is the best place to find what you're looking for? I believe it is here, as I will explain.
Ephedra Is Back - But Is It Safe?
It's been called the world's oldest medicine, the miracle fat burner, and is known in some parts of the U.S.
Theyre Wide, Theyre Here, Get Used to It
America's Obesity EpidemicAs the numbers of overweight Americans continue to skyrocket, one thing is clear: being obese is the true exception to the rule in a society governed by a culture of gluttony. You can't turn on the television or turn the pages of a magazine without being bombarded by tantalizing images of cheap, marginally nutritious foods.
No Thanks, Sweety: Im Losing Weight
Dealing with your sweet-tooth can be one of the greatest challenges to a successful weight loss or fat loss battle.It has been suggested that drinking a large glass of water can help you get past a time when you were tempted to binge on sweets or some other unhealthy snack.
Coconut Oil Diets
Have you heard about coconut oil diets yet? People are adding coconut oil to their diets and are getting incredible results. They are losing weight, getting more energy, and getting healthier.
Tracking the Elusive Calorie - Weight Loss Tips
Why Making Small Changes in Your Eating Habits Adds up to Big Results in Your Weight Loss EffortsFirst, get started by tracking your eating for at least a week or more. I carry a little purse sized notebook and just jot down what I eat during the day.
98 Percent of Dieters Fail: A Sensible Lifestyle is the Answer
What the Diet Industry Does Not Want You To Know: 98 Percent of Dieters Fail. 98 Percent of dieters either quit the diet or are not able to keep the weight off permanently.
Lose Weight NOW! - The Truth or Consequences Diet?
If you knew when you were going to die, would you really want to know? If you knew when you were going to lose your life, would you do anything different? If you had a choice of living longer or living a better quality of life, which would you choose, longer or better?People say, "if only" they had known they were going to have this happen to me, they would have done things differently. IF ONLY?I had not stressed so much about life.
Lose Weight and Get Fit by Getting Fat
Getting enough of the good fats will help you lose fat, build muscle, and recover faster from your workouts. In addition, it has myriad health benefits, including being good for your heart.
The TRUTH About How to Lose Weight
The huge companies stealing your money by promising impossible results if you just drink their shake, take their pill, or do 10 minutes of exercise on their wiz-bang machines are abusing your trust in the name of profits and market share.The real truth is that most (if not all) the products they're peddling are worthless - to you, that is.
Tips for Effective Weight Loss
Weight Loss tipsAll throughout my childhood and teenage years I watched helplessly as my mother tried every fad diet under the sun. I recall one time she ate boiled cabbage and nothing else for a whole week.
Today's Diets - What's Hot!
For the person who wants to shed a few pounds (or even a lot of pounds), there are many choices of diet programs. To pick the best one for your tastes and lifestyle, you need to look at the attributes of each diet plan.
Do Low Carbohydrate Diets Lead to Weight Loss Success?
So your neighbor, office mate, best friend, whoever just lost 10 pounds in only two weeks following the latest in high protein low carbohydrate diets. And now you're thinking you should give it a go -- have even started the search for high protein low carbohydrate recipes?True, high protein low carb diets seem to be leading many people to weight loss success.
7 Strategies To Stop Eating Junk Food!
FACT: Obesity accounts for 300,000 deaths a year in the U.S.
Scientific Guidelines for Effective Weight Loss
If you have been dieting and haven't lost weight, stop! Don't even think about trying another diet, because it will produce the same results you have already seen.Below you will find "Scientific Guidelines" for weight loss that have always been around, but are not followed by the majority of weight loss programs these days.
The Crazy Amazing Diet Maker
This past Christmas Season, as most of us stuffed our faces full of turkey and pies, a well respected weight loss expert from WebMD made some crazy remarks about ending obesity. Needless to say, the response to his rhetoric, despite the Christmas Season, was naughty not nice.
The Psychology of Weight Loss: Part 6 - Its Not About Numbers!
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE NUMBERS!The health clubs are always racking their brains trying to figure out why they have such a hard time keeping members coming back. Most owners would argue that cash flow and profit margins are the most important reason to retain membership.
When Cellulite Attacks!
Cellulite is a recent addition to the English language. In fact, it is not a medical term at all.
Dieters Need More Calcium
Women on diets need more calcium than normal to avoid boneloss, say Rutgers University researchers.Studies showed a weight loss diet of 1.
Weight Loss Success - When there are NO More Options Left!
One of the worst things you can hear in life is when your doctor says, "There are no more options for you." What if you had to live your life thinking that there are no options, no way to turn your life around? Many times in life our health is taken for granted.
Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us
Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.