Diet – Friendly Cocktail Choices

The Holiday Season isn’t over with yet! We still have the New Year to kick off!! While hypnosis can be one of your strongest assets in controlling Holiday weight gain, it doesn’t hurt to start adopting a healthy approach to your food and drink choices. Here are some tips when choosing your Holiday cocktail:

Have a Game Plan 

Decide on your cocktail limit and be sure to have a light snack. You really don’t want that first drink to hit you harder than you’d imagined. You may also want to start the evening with a tall glass of refreshing water (sparkling or not). This way you’ll have addressed your thirst and not be expecting a cocktail to do the job for you.   

Another PA Hypnosis success story: Doug Bender lost 25 pounds with Hypnosis.
Another PA Hypnosis success story: Doug Bender lost 25 pounds with Hypnosis.

Switch it Up

Try alternating alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (preferably low calorie). This strategy will keep you hydrated and you’ll thank yourself the following morning.

Choose Wisely

Choose wine, light beer, or simple cocktails with low calorie mixers. One tip: you can save hundreds of calories by simply opting for a diet soda mixer.

Dilute your Drink 

Wine spritzers are a great standby in this category. You can use club soda or sparkling water to dilute mixed drinks too. For example, if you like cranberry and vodka, use club soda, a splash of cranberry, and a squeeze of lime. 

Skip the Mixer Completely 

Ever wondered what makes those calories in alcoholic drinks add up? Mixers! While most cocktails start with only 1.5 ounces of liquor (at only 96 calories) by the time you add on those mixers (syrups and sodas) the end product can easily wind up containing hundreds of additional calories. 

Drink Responsibly 

Please! Have a wonderful celebration, but please be responsible.

Wishing you much success in the upcoming New Year!!

Dan Vitchoff has become known for excellence in Mental Training and Hypnosis. His patented and trademarked 33 MethodTM Mental Training and Performance Coaching techniques drew National and International Media attention after being used by Vincent Hancock and Glenn Eller to win Olympic Gold. The 33 MethodTM is a unique combination of sports psychology, mental training, hypnosis, visualization, and imagery paired with specific types of soothing music and brain wave technology to help athletes, entertainers and business executives focus their mental energy. Vitchoff also uses the 33 MethodTM to help clients lose weight, stop smoking, and reduce anxiety in his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center.

Don’t go it alone……. Plan for your success! Start losing weight with Dan Vitchoff’’s powerful and effective 33 MethodTM Hypnosis!

To request an interview or for more information, please visit http://www.33method.com or http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com or contact Patricia at (724) 934-8446 or via email Dan Vitchoff at dan@33method.com

 

Hypnosis and Healthy Holiday Eating Strategies

Happy Holidays!!!

If you’ve been keeping up with our Holiday Weight Loss posts you’ve read about the studies and seen the numbers that support the usage of hypnosis regarding weight loss. Certainly hypnosis is a great tool resulting in extremely good results!

With major Holiday meals just ahead, how about a few strategies to add to your healthy eating game plan? Here are the Top Seven:

Teresa lost ten pounds after her first session with Dan Vitchoff's 33 Mefhod.
Teresa lost ten pounds after her first session with Dan Vitchoff’s 33 Mefhod.

No Meal Skipping

Eating sensibly and lightly on the day of a Holiday party will take the edge off your appetite and keep it off.

Wear Streamlined Clothing

If your clothes fit you well (or are even a bit snug) you’ll be more apt to pay attention to your food intake out of sheer concern for comfort.

Location, Location, Location

Make sure you position yourself well out of reach (and maybe even eyesight) of the munchies. Don’t succumb to mindless munching.

Choose Wisely

Yes, those appetizers look and smell delicious, but try to make healthy choices: fruit, veggies (sans dip), a small portion of nuts (nuts are a source of satisfying protein).

Be a Snob 

A food snob, that is. Scan the buffet or Holiday table and take note of the foods you truly love. You’re not obligated to try everything just because it’s there. Focus on the goodies that aren’t available every day and that will make you feel special. 

Trim the Trimmings 

Be sure to pay attention to those extras that really don’t add that much flavor, but add additional calories: nuts, cheese, cream sauces, gravy, butter, and whipped cream.  

Be Mindful

Really concentrate on your food even before you put it in your mouth. Focus on the colors and aromas, then the taste and texture. Truly savor your Holiday favorites!

Remember: Don’t beat yourself up if you splurge a bit. Just get back to healthy food choices and your regular workout as soon as you can. And don’t forget to call Dan for your hypnosis appointment! You’ll be back on track in no time and feel great!!!!

Dan Vitchoff has become known for excellence in Mental Training and Hypnosis. His patented and trademarked 33 MethodTM Mental Training and Performance Coaching techniques drew National and International Media attention after being used by Vincent Hancock and Glenn Eller to win Olympic Gold. The 33 MethodTM is a unique combination of sports psychology, mental training, hypnosis, visualization, and imagery paired with specific types of soothing music and brain wave technology to help athletes, entertainers and business executives focus their mental energy. Vitchoff also uses the 33 MethodTM to help clients lose weight, stop smoking, and reduce anxiety in his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center.

Don’t go it alone……. Plan for your success! Start losing weight with Dan Vitchoff’’s powerful and effective 33 MethodTM Hypnosis!

To request an interview or for more information, please visit http://www.33method.com or http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com or contact Patricia at (724) 934-8446 or via email Dan Vitchoff at dan@33method.com

Prepare for your New Year’s Resolution Now!

There is absolutely no denying it! The Holidays are in full swing! Don’t you just love the whirlwind of parties, goodies, friends, and family? It really is a lot of fun, and with everything going on we’re certainly to be forgiven for not thinking about our weight…or workout program. After all we’ll get back to that in the New Year…right? While we very well may get back to it, wouldn’t it be great if you laid the groundwork now? And with hypnosis you can be well ahead of the pack with your New Year’s Resolutions.

In the following studies not only was weight loss achieved, success was greater….by more than ninety per cent! How can you beat that?!

Hypnosis Subjects Lost More Weight than 90% of others and Kept it off

Eighteen studies were analyzed by researchers in which cognitive behavioral therapies such as relaxation training, guided imagery, self-monitoring, and goal setting were used. Each of these therapies were then supplemented with hypnosis. Those subjects receiving hypnosis lost more weight than ninety per cent of those not receiving hypnosis. These same subjects maintained their weight loss two years after the treatment had ended.

Storrs, Allison DB and MS Faith 1999 “Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for obesity: a meta-analytic reappraisal” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 64 (3) 513-16.

Weight Loss is Greater when Hypnosis is Utilized

Analysis of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments demonstrated that weight loss is greater where hypnosis is utilized. It was also proven that the benefits of hypnosis increase over time.

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2011

Ready to gets started on your New Year’s Resolution now?

Dan Vitchoff has become known for excellence in Mental Training and Hypnosis. His patented and trademarked 33 MethodTM Mental Training and Performance Coaching techniques drew National and International Media attention after being used by Vincent Hancock and Glenn Eller to win Olympic Gold. The 33 MethodTM is a unique combination of sports psychology, mental training, hypnosis, visualization, and imagery paired with specific types of soothing music and brain wave technology to help athletes, entertainers and business executives focus their mental energy. Vitchoff also uses the 33 MethodTM to help clients lose weight, stop smoking, and reduce anxiety in his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center.

Don’t go it alone……. Plan for your success! Start losing weight with Dan Vitchoff’’s powerful and effective 33 MethodTM Hypnosis!

To request an interview or for more information, please visit http://www.33method.com or http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com or contact Patricia at (724) 934-8446 or via email Dan Vitchoff at dan@33method.com

Weight Loss Studies with Hypnosis: Let’s take a Closer Look

If you read this month’s first post “Holiday Weight Loss with Hypnosis” you read that there have been several studies conducted that support the use of hypnosis as a viable tool when planning a weight loss program.Today let’s take a closer look at a few of these studies:

Hypnosis Over 30 Times as Effective for Weight Loss

Effectiveness of hypnosis as an adjunct to behavioral weight management

Bolocofsky DN, Spinler D, Coulthard-Morris L

Abstract

This study examined the effect of adding hypnosis to a behavioral weight-management program on short- and long-term weight change. 109 subjects, who ranged in age from 17 to 67, completed a behavioral treatment either with or without the addition of hypnosis. At the end of the 9-week program, both interventions resulted in significant weight reduction.

However, at the 8-month and 2-year follow-ups, the hypnosis clients showed significant additional weight loss, while those in the behavioral treatment exhibited little further change. More of the subjects who used hypnosis also achieved and maintained their personal weight goals. The utility of employing hypnosis as an adjunct to a behavioral weight-management program is discussed.

Journal of Clinical Psychology 1985 Jan 41(1):35-41.

Marian  lost 52 pounds with Dan Vitchoff's 33 Method. She has kept it off and is extremely happy!
Marian lost 52 pounds with Dan Vitchoff’s 33 Method. She has kept it off and is extremely happy!

Exciting, right?!

Now take a look at this:

Two Years Later: Hypnosis Subjects Continues to Lose Significant Weight

A behavioral treatment for weight management was completed by 109 people either with or without the addition of hypnosis. Significant weight loss was accomplished by both interventions. However, at the 8-month and 2-year follow-ups, the hypnosis subjects were found to have continued to lose significant weight, while those in the behavioral-treatment-only group showed only minimal additional weight reduction.

Reference: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1985)

Ready to kick your Holiday weight loss program up a notch?

Dan Vitchoff has become known for excellence in Mental Training and Hypnosis. His patented and trademarked 33 MethodTM Mental Training and Performance Coaching techniques drew National and International Media attention after being used by Vincent Hancock and Glenn Eller to win Olympic Gold. The 33 MethodTM is a unique combination of sports psychology, mental training, hypnosis, visualization, and imagery paired with specific types of soothing music and brain wave technology to help athletes, entertainers and business executives focus their mental energy. Vitchoff also uses the 33 MethodTM to help clients lose weight, stop smoking, and reduce anxiety in his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center.

Don’t go it alone…….Plan for your success! Start losing weight with Dan Vitchoff’’s powerful and effective 33 MethodTM Hypnosis!

To request an interview or for more information, please visit http://www.33method.com or http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com or contact Patricia at (724) 934-8446 or via email Dan Vitchoff at dan@33method.com

Holiday Weight Loss with Hypnosis

It’s that time of year again… The days are a little cooler and the Holidays are upon us…filled with cold weather comfort food and fabulous Holiday goodies.

So how is a proactive individual supposed to get fit and stay fit this time of the year?

While we all know the basics (eat healthier and exercise regularly), have you ever considered adding hypnosis to your fitness plan?

Just imagine craving good-for-you food and looking forward to exercising!!! Sound too good to be true?

Well, not really. Consider these studies:

Hypnosis Subjects Continued To Lose Significant Weight after Two Years

Bolocofsky, David N, Dwayne Spinler, Linda Coulthard-Morris 1985 “Effectiveness of Hypnosis as an Adjunct to Behavioral Weight Management” Journal of Clinical Psychology, 41 (1) 35-41.

Hypnosis Over 30 Times as Effective for Weight Loss

Cochrane, Gordon and J Friesen 1986 “Hypnotherapy in Weight Loss Treatment” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 54 489-92.

Hypnosis More Than Doubled Average Weight Loss

Kirsch, Irving 1996 “Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments”—another meta-reanalysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 64 (3) 517-19.

Hypnosis Subjects Lost More Weight than 90% of others and kept it off

Storrs, Allison DB and MS Faith 1999 “Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for obesity: a meta-analytic reappraisal” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 64 (3) 513-16.

Hypnosis Showed Significantly Lower Post-Treatment Weights

Johnson, DL 2009 “Weight loss for Women: Studies of Smokers and Nonsmokers using Hypnosis and Multi- component Treatments with and without Overt Aversion” Psychology Reprints 80 (3 Pt 1) June 931-33.

Weight Loss is Greater when Hypnosis is utilized

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2011.

Dan Vitchoff has become known for excellence in Mental Training and Hypnosis. His patented and trademarked 33 MethodTM Mental Training and Performance Coaching techniques drew National and International Media attention after being used by Vincent Hancock and Glenn Eller to win Olympic Gold. The 33 MethodTM is a unique combination of sports psychology, mental training, hypnosis, visualization, and imagery paired with specific types of soothing music and brain wave technology to help athletes, entertainers and business executives focus their mental energy. Vitchoff also uses the 33 MethodTM to help clients lose weight, stop smoking, and reduce anxiety in his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center.

Don’t go it alone…….Plan for your success! Start losing weight with Dan Vitchoff’’s powerful and effective 33 MethodTM Hypnosis!

To request an interview or for more information, please visit http://www.33method.com or http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com or contact Patricia at (724) 934-8446 or via email Dan Vitchoff at dan@33method.com

 

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