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Saturday Morning Weight Loss Meetings

secretary.jpgGood Morning Dear Reader!

Today is Saturday! Every Saturday morning, we meet. We are the Hypno-Lean group. We meet from 9:00 to noon. It’s the fastest three hours ever, because we are a fun, supportive bunch. Generally we start out by catching up with how our weeks have gone. Sometimes we’ve had struggles, but we try to leave the garbage at the door. No whining, no moaning, no giving up. Keeping our focus on progress. Acknowledging the results of our efforts.

Usually we have very positive reports: how much we’ve lost, how many times we’ve been to the gym, what hypnosis CD we’re currently listening to and how it’s making changes in our old habits.

Then we have a class: either about nutrition, or exercise motivation. For example, we may have a class on the importance of drinking water and how drinking 8-10 glasses benefits the weight loss process. Everyone has heard that when on a weight loss program, water is crucial, but no one ever tells us why! We think it’s important to know why.

I had one client say that her doctor always told her to drink a glass of water with lemon juice, but she never knew “why” so she didn’t do it. In our class about acidity / alkalinity she learned of the benefits, so she started doing it.

After our class, we get hypnotized to…well, whatever the class was on. So if the class was on water, we’ll get hypnotized to drink more water!

I must say, the hypnosis is the best part – we have the most advanced brainwave units available to get us into the alpha/theta state. People sometimes ask me, “What if I can’t be hypnotized?” I say, “Well, I’ve never met anyone yet who couldn’t be, and with our technology, you’re going down!” That’s what I tell them, and it’s the truth.

People also ask me, “What does hypnosis feel like?” it feels different for different people, but commonly, it’s a very relaxed, comfortable feeling. As if the mind is still awake, and the body is asleep. Some people will feel very light and floaty…while others feel very heavy, and limp, like a wet rag lying on a kitchen counter. Others feel tingly, as if they could feel the blood circulating through their bodies. It’s a very healthy state.

Every health and fitness expert will tell you everyone would do their bodies good if they’d spend 20-30 minutes engaged in some relaxation technique – whether hypnosis, meditation, prayer, reflecting quietly by a pond…As we know, much illness is triggered by stress. Hypnosis is a famous for stress reduction.

Lately, we’ve been going over the concepts of The Secret, and how to use Visualization and the Law of Attraction for creating a fit and trim physique. Most people with weight issues have hazy and fuzzy self-images. One thing we do is have the hypnotized client visualize him/herself thin – and you’d be amazed at how many people cannot do that – imagine themselves thin. And it’s just their imagination! It’s the first rule of manifestation: The clearer and more accurate the vision, the clearer and more precise the results. I think you can guess how important it is for us to get clear on our goals!

That’s all for now!

Hypnotically yours,
Gina Fox, CHT

HypnoLean Groups
120 West Grand Avenue, Suite # 204
Escondido, California 92025
(760) 233-8800

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Covert Bailey’s 25 Fitness Tips

working-out.jpg If you know who Covert Bailey is you’ll appreciate these fitness tips. For those who don’t know he’s the adorable, father of modern fitness, guru extraordinaire, author of Fit or Fat, and the series of Fit or Fat books. I adore him! Here you go! Words of wisdom:

Covert Bailey’s Fit or Fat

1) Exercise. If exercise were a pill, it would be the most widely prescribed medicine in the world.
2) Eat a balanced diet, lower in fat, lower in sugar and higher in fiber.
3) Diets don’t work. Exercise is the bottom line behavior for weight management.
4) Throw away your scales. Measuring your body fat is a better indicator of health than your weight.
5) When trying to lose fat, aim for a maximum of 2 pounds a week.
6) If spot reducing worked, people who chew gum would have skinny faces.
7) Crash dieting, over exercising and fasting will slow down your metabolism.
8) People don’t stop exercising because they grow old, they grow old because they stop exercising.
9) It’s easy to lose weight. The challenge is to keep it off. Exercise works.
10) Don’t worry so much about your heart rate when you exercise. Use common sense and pace yourself so you can talk.
11) When you exercise, remind yourself, “I’m building fat-burning enzymes.”
12) If you get out of breath when you exercise, you’re going too fast.
13) One of the best ways to reduce stress is to exercise.
14) The older you are, the more important it is that you exercise. Exercise makes bones denser. Exercise helps maintain mobility.
15) Labels don’t lie, but liars write labels.
16) Statistics are like bikinis. They only reveal half the truth.
17) Upper-body weight training will help women maintain lean body mass.
18) More muscle equals less workout time.
19) Don’t say, “I don’t eat red meat.” Say, “I don’t eat greasy meats.”
20) There’s no such thing as cellulite. The word was dreamed up by people with products to market to describe skin with texture that shows underlying fat on some women more than others.
21) The best aerobic exercise is the one you’ll do every day.
22) The best time to exercise is when you will do it.
23) If you don’t seem to be getting more fit, you may be exercising too hard.
24) If you exercise more than 45 minutes 5 days a week, you aren’t doing it for fitness sake.
25) Beware of medically monitored diet programs. If you need a doctor, there must be something wrong.

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