I want to share a success story about our brain training for weight loss with you. There are many more stories, but this one stands out in my mind because it touches my heart. It’s my hubby Roy’s weight loss story.
Why Use Brain Training & the Virtual Gastric Band?
In 2012, I moved in with Roy in Holland with my 2-year-old daughter Grace. At this time, Roy was at least 30 pounds overweight. It didn’t even register in my own mind – it didn’t matter to me. It wasn’t until my daughter Grace said something candid (as kids do!) that it registered. One day, we were hanging out together and Grace touched Roy’s belly and asked: “Is there a baby in there?”
Roy was shocked, but also touched, at the same time. We talked about it and Roy shared with me that he was committed to losing the weight and returning back to the fitness level he was at when he was a world champion in martial arts.
At this moment, a light bulb went off in both of our heads! Together, we decided to find the most effective way to lose weight. After extensive research, we discovered the Virtual Gastric Band hypnotic technique.
Traditional gastric bypass surgery is very drastic and the process involves stapling the stomach so that the person can no longer eat large meals. Roy’s mother has undergone this surgery and she was not happy with the results. To be honest, she was miserable. While she did lose weight, she could only eat soup… How boring and wholly unsatisfying!
At this point, Roy had already tried liposuction – and regained all of the weight he lost in the procedure. So much for this “effortless” weight loss solution.
Roy’s Breakthrough Moment
During a workshop on the Virtual Gastric Band, I worked with Roy to unpack his relationship with his weight and body. He recalled being shocked when his previous wife told him that she fell in love with him because he had a six-pack. She was drawn to Roy because he was athletic and slim and made it clear that she would never be with him if he were fat. Pretty harsh, right?
It was traumatic for Roy to recall this, but it was also helpful. Roy was now aware that he had “built up a protective layer” with the excess weight. In his mind, he believed his extra weight made sure that he would only be interesting to women who were interested in him as a person, and not just for his body.
When Roy came out of hypnosis, we discussed this unfortunate event and decided it was time for him to let go of it. We were madly in love, despite the fact that he was overweight. We began working on rebuilding his self-esteem using hypnosis. This is very easy to do with hypnosis since the message can travel directly to the subconscious mind. If you want to try this yourself, make a tape with positive affirmations that you play in bed each night as you go to sleep.
In the four weeks that followed, I was able to reframe the way he felt about eating right, exercising, and taking care of himself in general. After only six sessions, I told Roy that I had done all the work we needed to do.
Roy’s Transformation & the Creation of Sleep Your Fat Away
In 6 months, Roy went from 225 lbs. to 200 lbs! You have to see his amazing transformation to believe it!
While Roy was losing weight and reprogramming his relationship to food and his body, we created our signature brain training program, “Sleep Your Fat Away.” Everything in this program is based directly on what we learned during Roy’s transformation process. Even after he reached his ideal weight, Roy continues to listen to this program as he sleeps.
One year after his weight-loss transformation, Roy said the following:
“It has been a year since our last session. The pounds have been consistently dropping. I eat differently and don’t even try to. I exercise five times a week and love it. Most importantly, my view of life is completely different now. I went from being overweight and not really committing to exercising to being thin, happy, feeling sexy and totally confident.
I am now at 190 lbs and back to my fighting weight of when I was 25 years. I eat mindful and slow and it is no problem at all, I am now at 190 lbs and it slowly is. still going down! I feel like I’m living the life of my dreams. Brain training is amazing.
You taught me that I could do ANYTHING that I BELIEVE I can do. You are right. I want the world to know about the power of brain training and the power of the human mind!”
In my line of work, I get to see these epic transformations often! Roy is one of the many people who have committed to making powerful changes in their lives. Brain training helped reprogram his subconscious, but the real change is the direct result of his commitment to himself.
I hope that the sharing of Roy’s journey will inspire you to create whatever powerful change you desire in your life. There are no obstacles except the ones YOU create in your mind. Remove those obstacles, and you will easily live the life of YOUR dreams. We have several brain trainings that can increase fulfillment in your life. View the video of the Virtual Gastric Band here.