I stood in front of the mirror the other day and really looked at my self, and the person looking back at me is not the same man that started this journey. My physical changes are not only on the inside, but on the outside as well. The man that started this journey was 30 pounds lighter and had a lot more physical ability. Rather than drive home, or take a cab, I would walk 8 miles home from work. I hiked. I explored. Now all that has come to a stop, and due to the decreased physical activity, I have gained weight. Being on prednisone for going on seven years did not help very much either.
As the great Dr. Alvin Teirstien once told me, “a pill does not weigh anything”, meaning that it technically was not the prednisone but the fact that my activity level decreased and my food intake did not. And so I looked for ways to take off the weight through diet, and it has not worked.
Then I came across a company called “Hungry Heart”, and they claim that they do not go the diet route like weight watchers and the other weight loss companies, but they claim to retrain your relationship with food through counseling, education and hypnosis. Yes, I said hypnosis. It was an Amazon deal where you pay a minimal charge for the first consult. I took it and I went to the first consult two weeks ago.
I was skeptical and expected (and did get) a sales pitch for a bunch of sessions. I got one hypnosis session and honestly, I have no recollection of it. I started and next thing I knew I was being told to wake up. I have no idea what was said. However, I realize that I am not having the prednisone hunger attacks that I have on a daily basis, my sweet cravings diminished a bit, and I lost two pounds! Is it a result of the session? I have no idea. But I decided that I will try it out. See if it works. I’ll keep you updated.
Have you tried hypnosis to lose weight or stop smoking, and did it work for you?