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Do You Feel Hungry All The Time?

5 ways to turn off your hunger switch

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Leicester Therapy Centre

What if curbing your appetite were as easy as turning off the lights? It is when you use your brain – not your stomach – to feel full.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your cake, eat it too – and still lose weight? You can as long as your brain is getting the message that you’re satisfied after a few delicious bites. The trouble happens when your brain doesn’t get the “I’m full” message and tells your body it’s still hungry. Sure, there’s always will power. But when you’re fighting your brain chemistry, it’s never a fair fight.

Research reveals that it’s your brain—not your stomach—that is Command Central for weight management. “It’s the single most exciting breakthrough in weight management in the last 10-plus years, and yet, no one is talking about it,” says Doug Kalman, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.C.N., director of the Phase I Clinical Research unit of Miami Research Associates, a research site that’s been part of some of the biggest health breakthroughs in the past 25 years.

After years of seeing less than satisfying results with gut-based diet systems, scientists started looking at the brain for answers. The breakthrough came when researchers finally discovered that the brain uses a type of messaging system – think of it as “texting”- to determine when and what to eat, and when you’re hungry and when you’re not.

“This understanding of what was always considered a very complex science now allows people to take a simple approach to weight management that doesn’t ask them to change their lifestyle,” says Kalman. “It’s something everyone can do.” When used in tandem with smart eating and exercise, bolstering your personal will power with a brain that’s also on board can boost weight-loss goals big time. Here are five simple strategies to help you get started!

1 Fill Up on Fibre and Water
Fibre and water trigger feelings of fullness and reduce hunger by sending a “YOU’RE FULL!” text to the brain. In fact, researchers at Penn State found that when people consumed a small or moderate amount of a fibre-rich liquid 15 minutes before a meal, it markedly reduced caloric intake (by 20%).

Have a cup of clear soup with veggies 15 minutes before a meal. No time to prepare soup? Drink a fibre supplement stirred into a glass of water for a similar effect.

2 Get a Good Night’s Sleep
People who get inadequate sleep, that is, six hours or less per night, have increased amounts of the hormone ghrelin when they wake up the next morning, says Christopher Nolte, M.D., a neurologist who holds certifications from both The American Board of Sleep Medicine and The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Think of ghrelin as the text that the stomach sends to the brain, saying it needs food. “When the brain gets the message, it texts back, ‘OK, let’s eat,’ and you typically go looking for carbs,” says Nolte. “The reality is, you don’t need to eat carbs right then, despite what your brain is telling you.”

 “Allow yourself seven hours or  more of sleep,” says Nolte. And when you get the carb cravings, have water or a cup of green tea instead.

3 Punch Up Your Polyphenols
Green teas, along with other polyphenol rich foods (most notably those with high levels of two types of polyphenols—anthocyanins and stilbenes) have been shown to be very good at turning off the hunger switch. Stilbenes are found in grapes, blueberries and cranberries. The best-known stilbene is the anti-ageing compound resveratrol, most notably found in red grapes and red wine. Anthocyanins are present in popular superfruits such as acai berries, bilberries and blueberries. In a study published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that purified berry anthocyanins normalized the fat levels in mice that were fed a high-fat diet. Scientists attribute this effect to the ability of anthocyanins to assist cells in burning energy, inducing satiety and, ultimately, turning off the hunger switch.

Increase your intake of green tea and berries.

4 Don’t Buy These 
Some ingredients turn on your hunger switch, so it pays to read labels. Some of the worst offenders: high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and palmitic acid (the main fat in palm oil, palm kernel oil and a saturated fat in beef). These troublemakers stop the hormones leptin and insulin, two of the brain’s most important “hunger messengers,” from reaching Command Central. When leptin and insulin are blocked from the brain, the brain tells you to keep eating, which can mean the difference between having a few chips and eating half the bag. In fact, in a study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found that palmitic acid’s ability to block leptin and insulin was so great that it may accelerate both obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Avoid processed foods which may contain these offenders and choose whole, fresh, unadulterated foods. Shop the perimeter of your supermarket, where the least processed foods are found. Reduce your intake of beef and opt for “grass-fed” beef, which naturally contains less of the problematic saturated fat.

5 Power up Your Protein
While increasing your consumption of protein can satiate your appetite, one of protein’s building blocks, namely the amino acid tyrosine works as a neurotransmitter, speeding up messages to the brain that turn off the desire for food. That means with tyrosine, whether in food or supplements, cravings end faster and fewer calories are consumed.

In addition, protein will turn off your hunger switch to a greater extent than carbohydrates or fat, so replacing some carbs with protein may help to reduce your overall caloric intake. Eat a minimum of 20g of protein at each main meal.

Hypno-Band the Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy in Leicester

Hypno-Band Licensed Practitioner

Hypnosis Health Leicester UK

I am so pleased to be launching the world famous virtual gastric band hypnotherapy system in Leicester.  The Hypno-Band is the World Leader in gastric band hypnotherapy and is the original Virtual Gastric Band method in UK, USA, Australia and many more countries world wide.

Using a combination  of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy, as a licensed practitioner I will help to your change your eating habits forever! If you are really committed to losing weight then the Hypno-Band Leicester will help you to achieve your goals.

The virtual gastric band hypnotherapy in Leicester is suitable for those who have a high Body Mass Index (BMI) and can help you lose that excess weight – and keep it off! I also run hypnotherapy for weight loss clinics, to help you keep focused in losing those last few pounds, if you don’t have that much weight to lose.

As a British qualified and regulated counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist in Leicester, my aim is to support you through your goals, be they weight loss, to stop smoking or to tackle any anxieties or phobias. Counselling and hypnotherapy is also beneficial in promoting positive growth in your self-esteem, enabling you to work smart and confidently in the work place.

Have a look around my website and blog, and you can email any queries to leicstherapy@gmail.com You can also keep up to date via twitter aswell as Facebook Please do get in touch I’d love to hear from you and help you achieve your personal goals.

Shelly 🙂

Teach Yourself Self-Hypnosis

Leicester Therapy Centre 

Self Hypnosis is a useful tool to help you achieve clarity of thought and deep relaxation. Whatever state we are in, by inducing deep relaxation the body and mind simply cannot be in any other state, ie anxious. It enable stress hormones to subside and distracts your mind from unpleasant thoughts.

Unlike meditation, we often use affirmations as part of self-hypnosis to manage stress and build self-confidence. Affirmations are the positive statements (based on rational thinking) that we make to ourselves to counter stress and unpleasant thoughts.

Self hypnosis can easily be used to continue the work that you have had with your hypnotherapist. By re visiting the therapeutic work that you have done together, you are deepening the new neurological pathways in your brain that become stronger the more you re visit them, creating a new behaviour that becomes a well worn path in the brain. Re visit it often enough and the mind reprogrammes itself to behave in the new way to old responses. E.G. If you previously were afraid in certain situations your mind is well programmed to automatically respond in the old panicky way.

By creating a new way of thinking and acting upon it, the mind will also act differently, now responding with calm and confidence. Each time you practice the new positive behaviour you will reinforce your new positive way of thinking.

This can be done many times and something I teach my clients to help them to help themselves in the future, in all areas of their life.  It’s very personal and as you know how you truly feel you can tailor it to exactly your needs.

How to Hypnotise Yourself

First, decide if you want to use affirmations as part of your self-hypnosis session (you will still be able to relax deeply if you do not use them). If you do, then prepare the affirmations you want to use before you start the session, as you will not want to think about them once you have reached a state of deep relaxation!

Next, find somewhere comfortable and quiet, and sit down. Now, relax your body. A good way of doing this is to close your eyes and imagine waves of relaxation running down your body from your scalp downwards, washing out stress. Let the waves run in time with your breathing, first washing down over your head, then your neck, then your torso, then arms, and finally your legs. Feel the muscles in your body relaxing as the waves of relaxation wash over them.

The next step is to use suggestion to deepen the state of relaxation. This can be as simple as saying something like: “I am feeling relaxed and comfortable to yourself. With every breath I am becoming more relaxed and more comfortable…” Alternatively, use the traditional approach of suggesting sleepiness: “I am tired and sleepy. I can feel the heaviness in my arms and legs. I am more and more tired…”

Once you feel completely relaxed, use the affirmations you have prepared. Mix these in with the relaxation suggestions. Typical self-hypnosis sessions can last between 15 and 25 minutes; however, they can last for as long as you like.

Here are some ideas for positive affirmations;

  • I have completely discarded any thoughts of failure that I used to have.
  • I have no unnecessary fear of failure.
  • I have no unnecessary anxiety about things I want to do.
  • I find it easy to discard negative thoughts and attitudes about myself.
  • I always think of myself in a totally positive way.
  • I expect to succeed because I am a naturally successful person.
  • I work hard to succeed and I will succeed because I deserve to succeed.

Why not try self-hypnosis today and see what it can do for you?

Hypnosis Health Dubai Launches Oct 2012

Hypnosis Health Dubai

I’m very pleased to announce that Hypnosis Health Dubai launches October 2012 at the prestigious Holistic Institute at Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai UAE.

All counselling and hypnotherapy services will be available to you, please email any advance queries to leicstherapy@gmail.com Skype calls are available too.

Look forward to hearing from you soon. Shelly