"Eat less, exercise more." "You gotta have some willpower." "You need to lose 50 pounds." Wouldn't it be great if just because the doctor threw that advice out there, it was easy to do? Sometimes I think doctors are clueless about the behavioral patterns and addictions that are not so easy to walk away from just because they say to do it. Their toolbox seems so limited at times if they aren't prescribing a drug for it. I don't believe they understand that when they criticize you and bark out orders that they often throw you to the lions - right into your stress eating reaction. Many of my clients have cried all the way home from their appointments because they know they need to lose weight but the doctor is just one more voice of criticism and no help. I have clients who have avoided the medical care they need because they cannot take another doctor visit that destroys their spirit and robs them of self-worth.
My clients know their self-worth because they can feel it when they are with me and they carry it out of the session and into their lives. There are alternatives to help you with healthier eating, exercise and weight loss. Alternatives that make you feel good, energized and hopeful and Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis is one of them. Stop feeling "less than" what you want to be. Feel good about YOU now while you work toward your desired weight.