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.
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 of course, went on to almost effortlessly lose 140 pounds, half her body weight! Sarah 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.
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.
The No Diet, Diet
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.”
The Top Questions Can CBT Help in Weight Loss
FAQ 1. Is CBT suitable for everyone?
ANSWER. CBT is broadly speaking suitable for everybody. At the clinic we have successfully treated clients as young as eleven years of age, and a client who was 86. The complete My Weigh Less downloadable course is presented, at this stage, exclusively in English.
FAQ 2. Why do other weight loss plans not include CBT?
When people think about losing weight they tend to think about what they are eating. They think about cutting down on chocolate, or burgers and fries. They never ask just why they are eating. Are they hungry, or just bored, for example? Have they ever experienced real hunger? Do they even know what it’s like?
Diets promoted on the Internet, or in the press, tend to focus on deprivation of one or more food groups. But the problem is, on a global scale getting bigger, the technique, the tools they are sharing just don’t work.
To be successful in weight loss we need to understand the model of change. We need to focus our minds, relax and plan for any possible eventualities.
FAQ 3. Why does CBT work in weight loss?
ANSWER. The simple answer is that 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.
CBT Promotes Mindset Changes
When we talk to our clients, they tell us they often eat when they are bored, stressed, lonely, depressed, tired, or maybe even to please someone else. These are psychological triggers, not physical ones.
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.
Below is a selection of weight-loss tips that everyone can start using straight away. And, if you enroll in the My Weigh Less Course, you will learn many more of our helpful tips and techniques about how to achieve successful, permanent weight loss.
Tip No. 1 – Eat Slowly and Mindfully!
A growing number of studies have consistently found a correlation between speed of eating and weight, so it is officially accepted now that faster eaters are definitely more likely to become overweight. Studies have also shown that people are much more likely to eat more when their eating is mindless, as opposed to mindful. So, make meal times an occasion by sitting down at a table, with no distractions. Then eat slowly and savour every mouthful. You will naturally eat less food and also find it easier to lose weight as a result!
Tip No. 2 – Stay Away From Sugar and Highly Processed Foods!
It’s a fact that sugar and highly processed foods have addictive properties! So much so, that many people find that once they start eating these foods, they literally can’t stop. And, of course, if you’re making such poor food choices, this in turn will make it almost impossible for you to lose weight. So, our advice is to choose healthy, unprocessed foods and limit the amount of sugar you consume. As a result, you will have far more control over how much you eat and also how much weight you can lose.
Tip No. 3 – Eat Your Favourite Foods on the Plate First!
You may not be aware of how important this tip is, but the order in which you eat your food can actually have a big impact on how much you consume! It’s quite common for overweight people to “save the best til last” when eating. In other words they only eat their favourite food right at the end. It’s not so surprising then, that they also tend to eat everything on their plate, regardless of how uncomfortably full they feel. Because, of course, they don’t want to miss out on the “best bit”!
However, our advice is to eat your favourite things first. Not only will you enjoy it more, but it’s also much easier to stop when you’ve eaten just the right amount and leave the rest on the plate.
A Permanent Solution to Weight Loss
Are you tired of trying an endless list of diets that just don’t work? Are you becoming weary of your efforts, always resulting in you regaining all the lost weight? Has your approach to dieting made you fear social events?
Are you looking for a Medically Endorsed solution; one based on thousands of hours of experience? Do you dream of finding a ‘Permanent Weight Loss’ treatment? Have you searched on Google in the hope of finding a proven programme? Maybe something that doesn’t involve undertaking a restrictive diet, doing lots of exercise, or having invasive surgery… And no need to buy any “Meal Replacement” products!
My Weigh Less Downloadable Course
Read on the pages of this website how Oxford Therapeutics Limited – ‘My Weigh Less’ is successfully delivering what is Utopia to Dieters. A Medically Endorsed, proven weight loss approach. A programme based on over 15,000 1:1 clinical treatment hours.
You can download a free MP3 introduction right now. No email or credit card details required, just ten minutes of your time. Find out how My Weigh Less can help you reach your weight loss goals and discover long term weight management!
Martin and Marion Shirran, the developers and joint Clinical Directors of My Weigh Less appeared on both the Good Morning America TV Show and the This Morning Breakfast Show. Kay Lindley, photo below, lost over 105 pounds, and reversed her type 2 diabetes, following her treatment the Shirrans.
So, how do we start to lose weight in a healthy and permanent way? There are so many approaches to weight loss. If you type “diet”, or “weight loss”, into Google, for example, you will have over a million references, in a heartbeat. We would be naive to say that the My Weigh Less course guarantees 100% success. We will not insult your intelligence! Katie, below, lost 100 pounds following her treatment. Follow this link to listen to a complimentary audio introduction of the course.
No Diets, Just Psychology
The My Weigh Less treatment is psychology-focused. The fully downloadable treatment has been the subject of extensive real person trials. But, as with your considerations regarding any weight loss approach, do take a look at the verified case studies, and their before and after photos on the My Weigh Less Site. If you require additional comfort, which is fair enough, visit the Medical Endorsement page.
The My weigh Less treatment package consists of twelve one hour weight loss sessions, with Martin and Marion Shirran. In addition to the twelve sessions, clients receive a number of videos, animated presentations, visual aids and hypnosis sessions.
Martin Shirran below was one of first trial candidates.
The My Weigh Less Course is new and refreshing, incorporating the latest, science-based, behavioural change techniques. Completely based on an approach that has changed the lives of over a thousand people. You too can experience the benefits, the changes in your life, and your thinking around food: maybe today… Martin, above, went on to lose 84 pounds.
Permanent Weight Loss is the Goal
If you want to lose weight permanently, and have looked into different diets, and possibly even surgery, then take a step back, before you decide which approach to adopt. You don’t need to spend any money right now. Just take ten minutes to read the pages of the My Weigh Less website. After all, you have nothing to lose. Martin and Marion Shirran’s GMB site contains additional information.
– Permanent Weight Loss –
– No Diet or Exercise Required –
– Medically Endorsed –
– 15,000 1:1 Clinical Hours Experience –
– Fully Downloadable –
– Featured in Global Media –
– Award-Winning Programme –
Marion Shirran, is proud to be a registered Stakeholder in NICE – The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. In addition Marion is registered with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.
The Downloadable Weight-Loss Solution.