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Radical Weight Loss: Healthy food

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Healthy Food

I assume that you know the difference between healthy and unhealthy food. I always recommend my clients to eat colorfully, with a lot of variation, and smaller amounts of meat, meat products and store-bought juices. It’s the amount you eat that matters, so eat moderately. These are very basic healthy eating instructions (see the Healthy Eating Plate on the next page).

I also recommend you to only eat quality foods, to use good fat (olive oil), and that you try to avoid processed foods. And did you know? Quality food can also be a good bar of chocolate with only 70-90% cocoa) or a homemade cake with good ingredients and little sugar. Eat sugar, but use it sparingly; according to the British Medical Journal, “sugar is as dangerous as tobacco.” http://www.whfoods.com/

My philosophy is that you can eat anything you really like as long as the food is more or less high quality (colorful, not processed) and you are hungry.

This may surprise you, but I would say go ahead and eat a piece of cake for lunch – preferably homemade with high quality ingredients. To me, a piece of high quality cake you really enjoy is better than a handful of carrots that are low in calories, but will only leave you feeling hungry and unsatisfied.

Eat only what you like to eat!

Healthy food tastes good! Try out new recipes. Read about healthy food. What tastes best to you? It is important that you enjoy the food you eat. Find pleasure in nourishing your body in a delicious and healthy way.

If you are a Coke drinker, each one liter bottle contains about 35 sugar cubes/sachets. Can you even imagine sitting down and eating 35 sugar cubes at once?! Maybe you like Mars Bars – but Mars Bars are two-thirds sugar. And gummy bears contain 91.2 grams of sugar or approximately 30 sugar cubes/ sachets! Look for the hidden sugar in your food.

Do this exercise: Don’t think for a moment about a light blue elephant. Please, pull yourself together and stop thinking about the light blue elephant!

Is it possible for you not to think of the light blue elephant when I mention it? Of course not!

The same thing happens when you tell yourself not to think of brownies, chocolate or Coke. You will always think of them. The harder you try NOT to think of something, the more you will think of the food you don’t want to eat. You can’t change that with willpower.

You can control your conscious mind with willpower, but not your unconscious mind. All our feelings and habits are in the latter. The unconscious mind doesn’t hear the word NOT. It hears, “always eat chocolate” or “always drink Coke.” When you are stressed or tired, you don’t have the energy to resist the food you don’t want to eat.

And then you will find yourself thinking: “I’ve eaten the chocolate. I’ve failed again. There is the proof: I’m a failure. There is no point in trying anymore.”

Thus, it’s very important for me that you realize that you can eat anything you want – but you must not eat just anything. You always have the chance to choose. You are in control.

The chocolate will not eat you! If you remove the pressure, if you stop telling yourself that you cannot ever eat chocolate, then you will find it easier to distract yourself from thinking about it.

Chocolate is chocolate – it is not your enemy and it is not your friend. It’s just cocoa powder mixed with a lot of sugar and some other ingredients.

The Hunger Scale

Eat when you are hungry! Make yourself a hunger scale: 1 being “totally hungry” and 10 being “totally satisfied.” You should eat when your hunger is between 3 and 4 on this scale and stop eating when your hunger is between 7 and 8. If you stop eating between 7 and 8, you will feel pleasantly full, but not bloated or stuffed like you would if you stopped at 10.

  • How long do you think you can live without food?

You can live approximately 6 weeks without anything to eat.

  • How long do you think you can live without drinking?

You can live about 3 days without anything to drink.

  • How long do you think you can live without air?

You can live about 1 to 4 minutes without oxygen.

We have a very strong urge to satisfy immediate hunger. Think of the people in the Stone Age. They were secure only as a group, best inside their cave. Nature made the strong hunger urge into a survival mechanism: the feeling of hunger was so strong that Stone Age people would immediately go outside their cave.

They didn’t have supermarkets open all day long. They would sometimes have to hunt for weeks to find and bring home food. And the saber-toothed tiger was always waiting for them.

So, if you are a little bit hungry, then think about this: you will not starve if you do not eat at once. Drink a lot – plain water is best – and give your body a lot of oxygen; as often as possible, by breathing deeply into your belly.

Learn Powerful and Effective Hypnosis-Techniques in NYC

Why you should learn hypnosis!

  • for your personal development
  • for your own self-confidence
  • to acquire greater depth and flexibility as a communicator
  • to start a new career as a NGH certified hypnotist (the National Guild of hypnosis is the largest hypnosis society in the world)
  • to develop greater proficiency as a hypnotist that you can immediately incorporate into your life and your work

Whether you are interested in this course to become certified as a hypnotist (NGH) or to develop greater proficiency as a hypnotist, you will learn powerful skills and techniques of suggestion that you can immediately incorporate into your life and your work.

Dr. Birgit Zottmann is a mindfulness teacher and hypnotist with more than 17 years of experience in her successful practice in Frankfurt, Germany. Visit her website for more information and the next dates. (www.nychypnosis.us).

See you in NYC!

Freunde

Freunde fürs Leben?!

 

Gut funktionierende zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen beruhen immer auf einem Austausch von Leistungen und Gegenleistungen.
Sie sind so lange in Kontakt, wie zwischen den Beteiligten das Nehmen und Geben materieller und nichtmaterieller Güter auf einem für beide Seiten befriedigendem Niveau stattfinden.
Achten Sie bei den Beziehungen zu anderen Menschen mehr auf die Qualität als auf die Quantität. Ein großer Bekanntenkreis, mit dem Sie mit vielen Menschen konfrontiert sind, die unerfreuliche Verhaltensmuster an den Tag legen oder zu dem nur oberflächliche Beziehungen unterhalten, ist eine Belastung, eine Quelle von negativem Stress anstatt von Befriedigung.
Für das eigene seelische Gleichgewicht ist ein kleiner Kreis von Freunden besser, in dem die Freundschaften durch häufige Kontakte gepflegt werden.
Reibungen, Konflikte und Auseinandersetzungen sind auch in solchen Be-ziehungen unvermeidlich. Sie gehören zum Leben. Befriedigend sind diese Beziehungen doch deshalb, weil jeder der Beteiligten etwas gibt, was für den anderen wertvoll ist, aber auch etwas erhält, was für ihn von Bedeutung ist.
Welche Formen des Austauschs eine gute Freundschaft begründen und aufrechterhalten, variiert erheblich von Person zu Person. Wenn Sie sich darüber klar werden wollen, ob die Beziehung zu Ihren Freunden Sie be-friedigt, fragen Sie sich, was eine wahre Freundschaft für Sie ausmacht. Haben Sie die Kriterien ermittelt untersuchen Sie, ob Ihre Freundschaften diesen Ansprüchen genügen.

Stellen Sie fest, ob und in welchem Ausmaß Sie Ihre Freunde unterstützen und was Sie von Ihnen erhalten. Erhalten Sie von ihnen Wertschätzung und Unterstützung in einem ausreichenden Maß? Fördert der Umgang mit ihnen Ihr Wohlbefinden? Können Sie etwas von ihnen lernen? Ermutigen sie Sie und geben Ihnen Kraft? Ist die Bilanz in Ihrem Sinne positiv, ist es für Sie wichtig, diese Beziehung angemessen zu pflegen.

10 Myths and Misconceptions about Hypnosis

 

Whether you are learning how to be a hypnotist or thinking about going to a hypnotist/hypnotherapist for help, it is important to have a clear idea of what hypnosis is as well as what it is not.Whether you are learning how to be a hypnotist or thinking about going to a hypnotist/hypnotherapist for help, it is important to have a clear idea of what hypnosis is as well as what it is not. These misconceptions can cause people to resist going into hypnosis. 

  • Hypnotists have special powers 
  • A hypnotist has control over the hypnotic client 
  • You are asleep when in a hypnotic trance 
  • A hypnotist could make you do anything and/or say anything 
  • Hypnosis is truth serum 
  • Only weak-minded people can be hypnotized 
  • During hypnosis, you can be controlled to do things against your will 
  • You will become stuck in hypnosis if something happens 
  • You are not hypnotized if you can hear the hypnotist 
  • You’ve tried hypnosis in the past and it didn’t work

Hypnotherapists have special powers
A hypnotist is a normal person who eats, sleeps, feels happy and sad, and loses their car keys. There is nothing special or magical about them at all. Hypnotists are trained to help guide people into a hypnotic state. Do you know a bad doctor or teacher? Let’s face it; all hypnosis is not the same. It all depends on how it is done and who is doing it. In every profession are people with insufficient training, experience and empathy. A skilled hypnotist/ hypnotherapist who has a good foundation performs the best form of hypnosis. Be carful there are a whole lot of charlatans out there selling you anything in the name of hypnosis.

A hypnotist has control over the hypnotic client
A person can be hypnotized against his/her will. No one can be hypnotized against his/her will. Not only that but a person can come out of a hypnotic state and end a session at any time he/she chooses. Hypnosis sessions are dependent upon a mutual and cooperative relationship between the client and the hypnotist at all times. A hypnotist and his/her client are equals. The hypnotist is simply a trained professional who facilitates the hypnotherapy process but does not control it.

You are asleep when in a hypnotic trance
Hypnosis is a state of altered consciousness, much like any activity in which the person’s concentration is narrowly focused, such as meditation. Clients are aware of sounds, smells, and other sensory stimuli, as well as where they are.

A hypnotist could make you do anything and/or say anything
In hypnosis, awareness is increased. You are aware of everything going on around you and what is being said to you. You can reject any suggestion that is given to you at any time. You will never say or do anything that goes against your moral and ethical principles.

Hypnosis is truth serum
A person could be made to reveal secrets or say embarrassing things in the hypnotic state. You can actually lie in hypnosis! You can also edit and withhold information. You will never divulge any information to the hypnotist that you wouldn’t divulge in a regular waking state. Remember however that lying or withholding information while in hypnosis may reduce the effectiveness of the session.

Only weak-minded people can be hypnotized
To the contrary, the more intelligent and imaginative a person is the easier it is to hypnotize him/her. More than 90 percent of people can be successfully put in hypnosis. The two most important factors associated with a successful hypnosis session are: 1) the talent, training and experience of the hypnotist and 2) the willingness of the client to be hypnotized.

During hypnosis, you can be controlled to do things against your will.

In hypnosis, awareness is increased. You are aware of everything going on around you and what is being said to you. You can reject any suggestion that is given to you at any time. You will never say or do anything that goes against your moral and ethical principles.

You will become stuck in hypnosis if something happens
No one has remained indefinitely in a hypnotic state. A hypnotic trance can be terminated by the hypnotist OR THE CLIENT at will, at any time. Coming out of hypnosis is as simple as opening your eyes.

You are not hypnotized if you can hear the hypnotist
Hypnosis is a state of altered consciousness, much like any activity in which the person’s concentration is narrowly focused, such as meditation. Clients are aware of sounds, smells, and other sensory stimuli, as well as where they are. And of cause they have thoughts and hear the hypnotist.

I’ve tried hypnosis in the past and it didn’t work
The vast majority of clients who are unable to go into hypnosis are unable due to the poor training or techniques of the hypnotherapist. There are NO bad hypnosis clients but there are bad hypnotherapists. So be careful!

If you are looking for hypnosis training
In Germany (Frankfurt)  www.institut-drzottmann.de
In New York www.nychypnosis.us

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Feel free to contact me birgit@drzottmann.com