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Using Hypnosis to help weight loss and perhaps more importantly sustain that weight loss.

Key Points:

• Master Commitment
• Sidestep Pitfalls
• Reward Success

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The Fantasy Diet is the title I give to my weight loss approach.  I can’t take credit for coming up with the name, that came from a client that said using my approach was not like being on a diet and that it should be called the Fantasy Diet – well I’m often open to suggestion.

 

Master Diet Commitment:

Another reason why Fantasy Diet is a great title is that I haven’t designed a conventional diet plan; I’m a Hypnotist, not a nutritionist.  My view is that there are plenty of diet plans out there already.  And with multiple variations, perhaps too many to count.

With Hypnosis rarely being the first approach to weight loss most people I see have knowledge of various diets.  The issue is staying committed, an area where I can help.  Of course, we have to be realistic about the diet you are embarking on.  It is all too easy to give credence to some crazy ideas, they just need a little logic.  Here are three diets I have had described to me:

 

1. The Half Food Diet

This really is quite a basic idea, plate up your meal as normal.

Fantasy Diet Whole Pizza

Then just before eating it, remove half.

Fantasy Diet Half Pizza

There is no arguing that there are half as many calories left on the plate, however, this is not likely to work for long.  Honestly, if you have the will power to not go back and eat the other half, follow this simple instruction, ‘Eat less.’

 

2. The Kale Diet

For those of you that remember the Cabbage Diet, this is a 21st-century update.  Essentially you eat only Kale.

Fantasy Diet Kale

I feel confident that sticking to this diet will help you lose weight if only for the fact that there is a limit to how much Kale any sane person can eat.  There is mixed advice regarding what constitutes a reasonable Kale intake; I am certain that no health professional is going to recommend this long term if at all.

 

3. The Supplements Diet

Going rather scientific here, if we can accurately determine our body’s required intake can we supply this calorie-free with supplements?

Fantasy Diet - SupplementsThis one concerned me the most, supplements are just that, intended as supplements to a balanced diet.

And if you are looking at any of these suggestions and thinking, you know, I might just try that.  Please stop, seriously, just for a moment and consider whether you could really keep it up?  Mastering commitment starts with being realistic about you, your lifestyle and the positive changes that are going to work in the long term.

 

Sidestep Pitfalls:

There are as many pitfalls as there are diet plans.  Ignoring potential pitfalls at the start can seriously affect your commitment and bring an abrupt end to progress.  Throughout the day we each run a variety of routines, these are like preprogrammed chains of events and very hard to interrupt.  For example, you may not even notice how many times a day your coworker offers you a biscuit and you take it automatically.

In this example how you respond when you do notice you ‘blind’ biscuit taking can have a huge impact on your diet plan.  Do you try to ignore this indiscretion, justify it to yourself or decide the day’s ruined now and you’ll start again tomorrow.  Sounding familiar anyone?

The reality is most people will flout their diet plan at times, the best this is to have a preprogrammed way of responding.  Ideally, one that doesn’t knock your self-esteem too hard and potentially spiral out into other areas of life.  This is a major pitfall, potentially negative experiences in one area of life rippling through to others.

 

Reward Success:

With few exceptions most of us like to be rewarded for our achievements; even a thank you is a form of reward.  Rewarding yourself for sticking to your diet plan can be a pitfall for sure.

While being realistic about what you can commit to and how you will handle pitfalls, considering rewards is a good idea.  With the three questionable diets above I asked whether you could really keep it up?  If there is a food you really enjoy, that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside, perhaps you need to retain this as a reward.

Mastering commitment to an overall plan doesn’t need to mean misery.  It is unrealistic to expect you can follow a perfect plan at all times, while permanently improving your current diet is far more realistic.

Using the Fantasy Diet techniques gives you the freedom to tailor an overall diet that works for you, a diet you can stay committed to while handling pitfalls and rewarding your success appropriately.

 

Fantasy Diet – Get Started

There are 3 ways to get started with the Fantasy Diet

1. Book an Introduction place.

Visit our Join a Group page to view upcoming dates and book a place.  Places on our Fantasy Diet Introduction cost £ 10 (ten pounds).

2. Arrange your own group.

Why not organise a small group of your own.  Use the Quick Contact form or email us with details for a no-obligation quote.

3. Book a Personal Appointment.

Visit the Personal Enquiry page to request appointment availability.  First appointments are normally charged at £25 (twenty-five pounds).

 

Then What?

Following your introduction to the Fantasy Diet, you may feel you have gained enough insight to advance.  Or that you would like to make a further booking and benefit from the more detailed techniques of the Fantasy Diet; either individually or as part of a group.

Join a Group

Check availability in current groups arranged by us.

Personal Enquiry

Check availability for an Initial Consultation without obligation. Intial consultations are normally charged at £20 (twenty pounds).

Quick Contact

Use the Quick Contact form for any enquiry, or if you prefer to email it’s ‘hello@martinhypnosmith.com’

Please note:  The Fantasy Diet is not suitable for people with any form of eating disorder.  If you have experienced sudden weight gain or change in appetite we recommend seeking medical advice.  Your understanding of this will be checked as part of safeguarding and a true response is important.