How Can CBT Help Me Lose Weight?
How Can CBT Help Me Lose Weight? Well, quite easily, actually! The Shirrans developed an upgraded version of CBT at the Elite Clinic, and it subsequently became a core component of the Gastric Mind Band permanent weight-loss treatment. The GMB therapy has since become something of a global phenomenon. At the clinic they incorporated different therapies, including NLP, together with their unique tactile version of the normally passive CBT technique.
Their version is called Tactile Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Some of the top university professors in the world have endorsed it, and it is the subject of the bestselling book, ‘Pause Button Therapy’. An example of their use of CBT in weight loss involves using a sort of Neuro Plasticity to change a person’s thinking. So, following the treatment, when you hear someone ask: Do you want extra fries with that? without thinking, you will automatically hear: Do you need extra fries with that?
‘Belief Always Controls Behaviour’
The origins of CBT are based around a very simple understanding that it is never the event in our life that’s the problem; rather it is our belief about that event. Or, an alternative description is ‘Belief Always Controls Behaviour’. Initially, people find it hard to get their head around the statement. So, let me give you a very brief, real-life, documented example…
How Can CBT Help Me Lose Weight?
Until 1954, athletes around the world were striving to see if it was possible for a person to run a mile in four minutes or less. So, trials took place at leading universities and went on for decades. People thought it was impossible. Then, on May 6th 1954, a guy called Roger Bannister ran a mile in three minutes, fifty-nine seconds. And so he set the new world record. The news was then shared around the world by telegram.
Well, if you can do it, so can I!
The actual circumstances of Banister’s success defied the best minds in sport. You see the experts believed they knew the precise conditions needed for it to happen. Firstly, it required perfect weather, with zero wind. Secondly, it had to be on a track constructed of hard, dry clay. And lastly, the event should be in front of a huge, boisterous crowd, urging the runner on to his best-ever performance.
But Bannister did it on a cold, bleak day, on a wet track, at a small meeting in Oxford, England, witnessed by just a small crowd. Impossible, they had thought, and yet he did it. But, it was what happened in the weeks that followed that people have been talking about for decades. It seemed that almost as soon as the other athletes around the world heard via telegram that Bannister had done it, they all did it.
Over the years more than a thousand people have done what, until 6th May 1954, was deemed impossible. What changed? Just their belief. That’s all. You may also like to read our post: “How to lose weight with the Pause Button Technique”
What has that to do with losing weight?
In our weight loss treatment, CBT quickly developed into a major, and vital component of the treatment mix, underpinning everything we did. Sarah Hart, above, arrived at the clinic: her dream was to lose 140 lbs, half her body weight, but felt unsure that it was possible. Following her treatment, she went on to achieve exactly that, and has appeared on TV around the world to talk about her experience. You can read her success story.
How Can CBT Help Me Lose Weight?
Can CBT help with weight loss? Well, it works with our logical, conscious mind, and is an extremely effective approach, when wishing to change behaviours. When it comes to food, we can all be exposed to certain triggers. For example, seeing others eating, or maybe smelling food, or an advert on the TV. So, how logical is it, that, because you’ve spotted someone else eating, you have to eat something too, when, 5 minutes ago, you weren’t even thinking about food, or feeling hungry?
Just looking at pizza, along with the aroma, is often enough to kill off the most determined dieting attempt. Of course, the whole purpose of adverts is to seduce you into buying a specific product, or choosing one particular brand over another. So consequently, they send out extremely powerful, even subliminal, messages, precisely to hook you in. We also have a page: “The gold standard in weight loss”
All food adverts are the same. UK listeners will no doubt be very familiar with the aesthetically attractive, and seductive, M&S food adverts that are regularly shown on UK TV, especially around Christmas. Feel free to Google them, if you haven’t seen any. I’m sure there are similar examples in many other countries too. The background music is well-known. Research has shown that just hearing the music can tempt many people to run to the fridge. Please also check out our page: “Hypnotherapy for weight loss”
By using CBT as a major part of a weight loss regime, it is possible to quickly, and often effortlessly, introduce a range of changes to your normal food intake and choices. CBT can literally take the strain. Studies published in the National Library of Medicine have concluded that “CBT….. and Internet-based guided self-help CBT have been demonstrated to be useful in managing Binge Eating Disorder and obesity.” Read our page on CBT and Weight Loss Here
In conclusion, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be a powerful tool in helping individuals lose weight by addressing the underlying beliefs and behaviours associated with their eating habits. The Shirrans developed an innovative form of CBT called Tactile Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which has gained recognition and endorsement from leading experts. By altering one’s beliefs about food and eating triggers, CBT can transform unhealthy patterns and make it easier to make better choices.
The story of Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile barrier serves as a compelling example of how changing one’s beliefs can lead to remarkable achievements. Similarly, CBT can reshape one’s perspective on food, making it easier to resist temptations and adopt healthier eating habits. It’s a logical, conscious approach to changing behaviour and addressing food triggers, which are often exploited by advertisers to encourage unhealthy eating.
CBT offers a promising solution for individuals looking to manage their weight without the constraints of traditional diets. By addressing the beliefs that drive eating behaviours, it can facilitate lasting, positive change in one’s relationship with food. We also have a post asking: “What comes first, depression or obesity?”
The top FAQs about CBT and weight loss
ANSWER: Yes, CBT is effective at addressing food triggers and helping individuals resist temptations. It works with the conscious mind to reshape beliefs about food, making it easier to make healthier choices.
ANSWER: Studies published in the National Library of Medicine have demonstrated that CBT, including Internet-based guided self-help CBT, can be useful in managing conditions such as Binge Eating Disorder and obesity. Scientific research supports its effectiveness in these areas.
ANSWER: CBT is often used as an alternative to traditional diets. CBT treats the cause of the problem, rather than its effect. Obesity is both a Behavioural and Cognitive condition, so it makes sense to treat it with CBT. It focuses on changing the underlying beliefs and behaviours related to eating and can lead to lasting weight loss by addressing the root causes of overeating.
CBT teaches you how to identify particular triggers and then how to change and modify how you react to them. As a result you can re-learn to eat in response to real, physical hunger, rather than as a reaction to an emotional stimulus.
CBT helps people establish long-term, lifestyle changes, to achieve permanent weight loss. Therefore it’s a much better, and more effective alternative to simply following a temporary diet.
ANSWER: Yes, food advertisements and triggers can be significant obstacles to weight loss. Advertisers often use powerful and even subliminal messages to influence food choices. CBT can help individuals resist these temptations and make better food decisions.
ANSWER: Tactile Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a unique version of CBT that incorporates tactile elements. It has gained recognition and endorsement from experts and is used to address beliefs and behaviours related to weight loss. The key difference lies in its approach to creating behavioural changes.
ANSWER: Roger Bannister’s historic four-minute mile accomplishment serves as a powerful example of how changing one’s beliefs can lead to remarkable achievements. In the context of weight loss, shifting one’s beliefs about food can similarly lead to transformative results.
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We were proud to be nominated the ‘Most Innovative Obesity Psychological Therapy Service’ in the UK Mental Health Awards 2022.
We also appeared on the This Morning TV show, with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
In 2010 we travelled to New York to be interviewed on the Good Morning America TV Show.
We are also co-authors of two bestselling books on the topic of non-surgical weight loss, published by Hay House.
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