Bad News For Fad Diets Good News For Your Mind

By Ethan Swann

It seems the latest new craze for the weight loss industry in 2013 is weight loss psychology. British weight loss psychologist Marvin Phythian claims that weight loss psychology programs can increase mental strength, program good eating habits and make you feel valued. Having spent years on every diet under the sun I thought I’d road test something different. My question was can a better weight loss psychology improve my eating habits?

I had listened to a Paul McKenna cd once upon a time but it didn’t last long. These products talk about how regular healthy people don’t rely on fad diets, weight loss clubs etc to stay in shape. Instead it says that if you let go of your dependence on crash and fad diets and strengthen your inner psychology you will find the discipline to stick to a healthy regime and lose weight. Well that sounded right to me and highlighted my lifelong problem of not being able to stick to a diet, I was interested if not sceptical.

So why is weight loss psychology important?

To help me understand this question I found 3 audios to listen to. Each of them had the psychologist talking about a different principle followed by an exercise to help focus and strengthen your mind. The first one was about valuing yourself and appreciating what you have, it was pretty good and kept me interested. The second one was about how to develop persistent mental strength to keep your beliefs in being healthy at a high level so you will always say no to temptation and the final one was about replacing your bad habits with good habits, again they were both unique in their approaches and I genuinely felt stronger and in a better mood after listening to them. These programs are complete training courses with many parts, some audio, some video, some written and some worksheets almost like a college course to lose weight. There is a lot of modern knowledge about the mind and nutrition advice from an expert nutritionist, but the psychology exercises are by far the most interesting. I have listened to hypnosis cds before with only some effect but the fact that these were reinforcing what you had already read and seemed much more in touch made them instantly more vivid and defnitely something I’d never come across before.

The recordings are designed to put you off junk food and make you appreciate healthy food more as well as making you bring some other healthy eating habits into your life. They are not softly softly and can touch a nerve but I was certainly listening with attention.

The initial effects of a weight loss psychology program.

To begin with apart from feeling in a more positive mood, I definitely feel more in control of my food. Unlike other diets I didn’t feel as if I had to work really hard to eat healthily. Instead I found myself throwing out the junk food and buying the healthy stuff.

As I continued this particular program I completed the Gastric Band Surgery section. In the recording I was taken from my house in a cab to a hospital, taken to a room before being given anaesthetic and wheeled down to the surgery room to have my operation. It was all quite vivid with all the sound effects and fascinating. I don’t know whether it was this or the other advice I had been continually given but my portion sizes did reduce as a result. I just felt full sooner.

How do I rate weight loss psychology overall?

There is a lot in these programs and I have a way to go before finishing but what I have seen has been of great interest and actually has made a positive impact on my health and weight. They could be on to something. At a fraction of a cost of gastric band surgery (without the side effects some of my friends have) and a lot easier than going to a weight loss club, weight loss psychology programs are definitely something to watch out for. There are lots of products out there and it looks as if weight loss psychology could be here to stay as people look to the root cause of their problems.

I’m not sure if this will completely revolutionise my health forever but who knows it just may. If you are someone who could do with more confidence or who lacks the motivation and strength to maintain a healthy diet, or if you are someone who doesn’t have the spare time for gyms and classes then a weight loss psychology program may be worth a trial.

The main program reviewed was called the Neuro Gastric Band by Best Self Ltd. There are plenty of testimonials and videos to help inform you before your purchase.

Currently it comes with free modules and a 60 day money back guarantee. Visit it’s certainly worth a look.

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