Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Taking the 'T' out of Temptation!

Okay Thanksgiving is here, and Christmas is not far away.

So, I thought I'd post the first two chapters of Get Slim Stay Slim – Permanently, to not only give you an idea of what I'm talking about – but to take away the horror of having eaten too much over Thanksgiving, and to help you make the right choices when it comes to the Christmas festivities.

My book will help you beat the fattening food temptations, by changing the way you think about food.

How many times have you lost weight only to put it all back on again?

How many diets have gone into the dustbin along with the food wrappers?

Too many to count?

Your subconscious mind has taken on some bad habits along the way when it comes to fattening foods. It's these bad habits you have to get rid of if you want to get slim and stay slim – permanently.

My method of The Three Set Way to Successful Weight Reduction explains in easy to follow steps how to change the way you think about what you eat.

By regularly practising Self-Hypnosis you will be able to control those bad food habits that have previously held you back from achieving success.

Together lets take the heartache of yo-yo weight loss and make weight loss and regain a thing of the past.

To give you an idea of what I'm talking about, I've included the first two chapters below.

Get Slim Stay Slim
Chapter 1
About the Author

My name is Josephine Sanchez-Vanner, I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and writer of paranormal novels.

Whilst living in Spain, I started and ran for several years a successful weight reduction counselling club.

A lifelong yo-yo dieter myself, by using Self- Hypnosis, I have developed a method of reducing my excess weight and keeping that weight off – permanently.

With the aid of this guide, I will help you to achieve getting rid of those unwanted pounds and end the misery of yo-yo dieting.

If you are anything like me, you will have spent years uphill battling your weight problem.

And like me you have probably lost weight, felt fantastic, for a short time, and then without you realising it – there it is – the weight is back on again, plus some.

And like me you have repeated this depressing cycle time and time again. Each time telling yourself, “This time it will be different.”

Only it isn't.

It's just the same as all the other times you have lost weight and then ended up fatter than before.

When I first started to learn Hypnotherapy, it was not with the intention of specializing in weight control. I became a Hypnotherapist as a continuation to my Spiritual Healing.

After I qualified and began practising as a Hypnotherapist, I quickly realised how useful Hypnosis was in helping with weight control. I used Hypnosis during club sessions and taught Self-Hypnosis to my members, very soon I was successfully helping the ladies who had joined my club, not only to reduce their weight steadily but to not put the weight back on again.

I have written, Get Slim Stay Slim, because I truly believe this is a message that needs to be told to all those who wish to reduce their weight and maintain that weight reduction – permanently.

If you connect the advice in this book to your chosen weight reduction plan – you will reduce your weight.

Keep to the program and your weight will not come back.

By using Self-Hypnosis I have reprogrammed my subconscious mind away from the old destructive eating habits I used to have, and instead, installed a whole new constructive eating pattern.

I no longer crave the foods that kept me from achieving and keeping my ideal weight. I now eat a healthy balanced diet of natural foods.

I no longer eat over processed, highly sugared, carbohydrate dense and saturated fat filled foods.

I have reprogrammed my subconscious to want to eat, fresh vegetables, salads, fruit, complex carbohydrates (whole wheat), and low saturated fat proteins in preference to the garbage foods I used to eat and drink.

Also, I rarely, if ever, drink alcohol.

Red wine used to be for me a real deal breaker. When I went to a bodega or a tapas bar it seemed to me to be so very wrong if I had a low cal, sugar free drink, and so very right to have a glass of Rioja, I lived in Spain after all. And of course, if you have red wine, you gotta have tapas – no?

No – but I had conditioned myself to think that tapas was essential to my having a good time. What was so bad about having some tortilla con alioli or some patatas bravas as well? Even if I wasn't particularly hungry, I was enjoying myself.

I had fooled myself into believing this behaviour was making me happy. It wasn't. It was making, and keeping me – fat. If I was going finally succeed in reducing weight, and not put it back on again, I knew I had to uninstall the 'Red Wine' stuck in my organic computer software program and install a new set of instructions in my subconscious.

Alcohol, can make you, tired, depressed and dry out your skin, which can lead to wrinkles and premature ageing. Whatever food you consume, if it is eaten with alcohol, the calories from the alcohol have to be burnt off first before the food calories. And if that isn't bad enough, the liver then turns the alcohol you have drunk to fat and pumps it out into your body.

However, none of the above is interesting to your subconscious. It remembers only the situations when you drink alcohol that make you feel happy, and it is this wanting by your subconscious mind to keep you happy that is stopping your weigh reduction from being permanent.

The changes you are going to make to the way you view eating in the future are not difficult to do but they are fundamental to your success.

You are going to create for yourself a whole new strategy when it comes to dieting and weight loss. Even the words you use - diet and weight loss - will change.

There are lots of reasons why we constantly fail at dieting and permanent weight loss.

Or is there?
What if there is only one?

Your subconscious mind has been given by you a set of bad ideas, doesn’t matter that those ideas are not what your conscious mind wants. These bad ideas have been installed in your subconscious and they are going to stay there – until – you change how your subconscious mind thinks.

By reading this book and following my method you are going to do just that.

Studying Clinical Hypnotherapy and discovering Self-Hypnosis, showed me how to communicate with my subconscious mind and free myself from destructive yo-yo dieting.

It is my intention to help you by showing you how to use Self-Hypnosis, Rapid Suggestion and Visualisation, not only achieve your desired weight reduction – but keep to your desired weight – permanently.

Chapter 2

How to Get Slim and Stay Slim

As Get Slim Stay Slim is an easy to read guide about reducing weight, there is no scientific jargon to get lost in. Just plain language that lets you in on the secret of using Self-Hypnosis to help you slim down to your ideal healthy weight. This isn't a long book with hundreds of pages and thousands of words. It doesn't need to be. The concept of using Self-Hypnosis to aid in weight control is easy to follow and easy to use.

I shall show you how to explore your unconscious resources, to not only reduce your weight, but will keep that weight from coming back again.

With the help of this book, you will learn to think in a completely different way about how you approach dieting. Using the methods described in Get Slim Stay Slim, you can achieve your goal weight – permanently.


By crossing the bridge from your conscious mind to your subconscious mind. It is in the subconscious part of your mind that you store all your memories and life’s experiences. This includes all your bad eating habits.

This method of weight reduction has been successfully used by my weight club members to reduce weight carefully and without the unhealthy stress that comes from drastic 'bounce back' dieting.

Get Slim Stay Slim, will help you understand Self-Hypnosis and how it can help you achieve your goals, whether to reduce unwanted weight or develop a more positive attitude to life in general.

You don't need an in-depth knowledge of Hypnosis to be successful in your wish to reduce weight, however, it is important you understand the process and how it works on your subconscious. Because it is your own mind that is going to control the negative impulses that keep you from maintaining weight reduction once achieved.

By regularly practising Self-Hypnosis you will be able to control those bad food habits that have previously held you back from achieving success.

I'm going to show you a way to discard your excess weight without feeling deprived, and when all that unwanted flab has gone, a way to stop it from coming back again.

Together we are going to make the heartache of yo-yo weight loss and weight gain a thing of the past.

Myself - I have spent most of my life losing weight, only to put it all, plus some more, back on again. I was – stuck in diet misery.

It isn't difficult to lose weight. The difficulty is in keeping the lost weight from reappearing.

Since I discovered why my weight yo-yo'd up and down for all those years and that I could break the cycle by talking to my own subconscious mind, I have reduced my unwanted poundage to where I want it to be and kept it there.

Over the years, I have gone to weight watching clubs, bought diet books galore, starved myself with ridiculous diets that didn't keep my excess weight off for long and often gave me uncomfortable gas.

The one thing that was constant throughout all that wasted time- was – NOTHING WORKED LONGTERM – until now.

The aim of this book - to help you break the cycle of diet misery.

The method described in this book, will help you stop the bad habits that up until now have made it impossible for you to enjoy the benefits of permanent weight reduction.

It's you who talks to your inner-self and you can talk to yourself anywhere and at any time.

Because you are the only person who is truly in-control of your mind, then it is logical that you and you alone can change the way your subconscious mind thinks.

I personally use Self-Hypnosis on a daily basis and when time is short and I need a quick why to keep me on track, I use the Rapid Suggestion technique described later in this book.

Using Self-Hypnosis has helped me achieve my desired weight and is helping me keep that weight reduction permanent. I now, at last, have peace with myself and the way I look.

Self-Hypnosis helped me to write this book. When I got stuck on how to explain my methods, I used Self-Hypnosis to communicate with my subconscious thoughts to give me the words I needed.

Without using Self-Hypnosis I would not have written this book and I would still be battling with my weight problems.

Go into most supermarkets and what is the first thing you usually see? Piled high are doughnuts, pies and cakes. These 'offers of the day' - cheaply priced foods to entice the shopper are usually indulgent sugary foods that are hard to resist the temptation of buying and then eating.

We are bombarded with a huge array of fattening foods everyday of our lives.

We know these foods will stop us from reducing our excess weight and actually add more weight - but we still buy them and eat them.

Why do we do this?

Habit, greed, depression, there's an endless list of excuses we give ourselves as to why we just have to eat that cake or biscuit – but the real fact of the matter is – we haven't got the willpower to resist.

In discovering how you can harness your subconscious mind to not only resist these diet breaking foods but to actually not want them will give you whole new life free from the feelings of temptation.

I don't doubt you have noticed that when you are on a diet, television advertising seems to be a constant stream into our lives of the 'eat me' type of food and drink that keep us overweight.

On top of all these temptations, our lives can be extremely busy, and at times, very stressful. With the wide selection of take-out or a ready processed meals it's easier to heat up a packaged dinner in the microwave. Fast, no preparation, take out of the box, peel back the film and eat. We are simply handing over control of our dietary habits in favour of speed and ease. Why? Because we tell ourselves we are too tired to prepare something for ourselves.

Your body may not be too tired but what if your mind is? It's been a long day at work, you have had to think constantly about what you have had to do during your day, your subconscious says, “I feel whacked.”

When your mind thinks something then the rest of you falls in-line. Your mind is tired - so then your body feels tired too. It's like one big circle going around and around, your subconscious mind telling your conscious mind how it should feel, it says, “It's been a long day and I'm dead beat.” And so you feel the way your mind tells you to feel – tired and uninterested in preparing a more nutritious and less calorie saturated meal. You eat those fast foods that are too high in sugar, salt and too low in healthy balanced nutrition.

Add to that the snacks and treat foods we have programmed our subconscious minds to think make us happy, and we don't stand a chance at permanently keeping our unwanted fat from coming back time and again.

The key to beating diet misery is our own subconscious mind.

This is where using Self-Hypnosis gives you an advantage.

Here's a neat mind exercise to try.

Close your eyes and tell yourself that you feel really tired. You feel so worn out and all you want to do is just flop down and take a rest. Imagine every bone in your body aches with the need to do nothing.

How do you feel? I'm guessing tired.

Give yourself a moment to experience this feeling then reopen your eyes.

Now close them again but this time, you are going to think something different.

Tell yourself, that you feel full of energy your body is eager to get on and do the things you need to do at that moment. Think of yourself alive, wide awake and raring to go.

Again, give yourself a moment to experience this feeling then reopen your eyes.

Feel different? I bet you do. I bet your energy levels just went up and you now have the energy to think about preparing a meal.

You don't need an in-depth understanding of Hypnosis to be able to use Self-Hypnosis as a way to achieve your weight reduction goal – but it will help if you to know something of how my method works. So I shall explain the basic idea of why Self-Hypnosis is successful in helping weight reduction.

There's no skimming through this book, you have to read all of it!

Wishing you continued success in your weight reduction programme.

Josephine Sanchez-Vanner

Novels by Josephine Sanchez-Vanner

The Warlock's Woman – A beautiful physic and a yummy ghost fight an evil warlock to save the physic's soul.

Half Blood – This time the vampires are the good guys. Paranormal Book of the year 2013 & Adventure Book of the year 2013 Adult content. My fun blog filled with naughty novellas, reviews and the paranormal.

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Monday, 3 November 2014

Does size really matter?

Does size really matter?

It's very easy to get hung up on dress sizes, and even easier to buy clothes that are too small for you, telling yourself, you will fit into it once you have 'lost' your excess weight.

But what if those sizes don't really match to what they say on the labels?

I have clothes that range from a size 10 UK all the way up to a size 18 UK!

Why? - Not because I grow lager and then smaller on a daily basis. It comes down to – the clothes manufactures are not necessarily uniform in how they determine the size of their garments.

So how does this impact on someone who is trying to reduce their weight?

Well for a start it doesn't do much for the sense of achievement when you have reduced weight, only to think you've gone up a dress size - when in actual fact – you haven't.

Okay – yes it's wonderful to go into a shop, and pick out an item of clothing that is one or more sizes smaller than the items you have in your wardrobe.

The problem is, it's no way wonderful to try something on that is too tight, when it should be the right size.

To stop the destructive mode of your conscious mind wanting to give up your reduction program, take no notice of the size of garment you are going to buy.

Forget about - “Yeah – I'm a size - whatever.” and take no notice of what's on the label.

Choose clothes that you know will fit you. Avoid thinking I know it does not fit me now – but it will next – or next month. Live for the now when it comes to clothes.

No matter what the garment size says on the label – if it looks like the right size, then try it on - if it fits you – and you want to buy it. Buy it!

You are after all selling slimming success to your subconscious mind, so by not allowing yourself to get 'hung up' on the variation in dress sizes you are giving your subconscious the boost to keep going with your healthier lifestyle.

The other day I was wearing size 10 leggings with a size 12 T-shirt over which was a size 14 jumper. When I see myself in the mirror I look normally proportioned, so, as they say – 'go figure'.

Wishing you continued success in your weight reduction programme.

Josephine Sanchez-Vanner

Novels by Josephine Sanchez-Vanner

The Warlock's Woman – A beautiful physic and a yummy ghost fight an evil warlock to save the physic's soul.

Half Blood – This time the vampires are the good guys. Paranormal Book of the year 2013 & Adventure Book of the year 2013

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

No BODY is Perfect

No BODY is Perfect.

Get Slim Stay Slim – Permanently, is primarily a guide to slimming and permanent weight reduction, but if you have read it, you will know that it is also a motivational book.

What if your body is never going to be the size and shape you want it to be?

What if no matter how hard you try to reduce your weight or change how your body looks, you are never satisfied with the results.

Unfortunately it is very easy to feel dissatisfied with ourselves and equally as easy to worry about what others think of us.

Here's the thing – you are you.

It's that simple.

If like me, you are five foot tall, and are just not designed to be as ridiculously skinny as a catwalk clothes hanger. And to be that thin – is in my opinion - plainly stupid. A tall over skinny person often appears to be suffering from some kind of illness – probably borderline malnutrition.

That said, being obese or a few pounds over weight, if it is in an unhealthy weight zone, is as bad for your well-being as anorexia.

But - If you are slimming because you hate yourself, and not because you want to be healthy, then take a step back.

The thing is - you have to start loving yourself.

Why? Because you are always going to be you.

Let me explain what I am talking about.

I stay a size 12 UK, not because I am concerned about what people might think of me if I were any bigger - but because I love myself. I am a mature person, I need to be fit and healthy to enjoy a better quality of life.

My reasons for keeping my weight under control are about my well-being, and not because I worry what other people think of me.

I don't subscribe to -

Hey I'm fat get over it.” or “Big is beautiful.”

Big is overweight and fat is overweight – whichever way you dress it up.

Trying to convince others that you like being fat is not the answer.

And trying to convince yourself – simply won't work. You know it's not true. You conscious mind does not like being fat.

It's that subconscious mind of yours that you have to convince. The part of you that exists to make you happy.

If you have read my book Get Slim Stay Slim – Permanently, then you will know what I'm talking about. If you haven't read the book, I'm sorry but it would make this article too long to explain it in-depth here.

You have got to put a full-stop to filling your subconscious mind with thoughts that reinforce to it that you don't like yourself, and that you are unhappy about you. In other words you've got to stop your subconscious from looking around for way to make you happy.

The subconscious mind does not understand that comfort foods do not ultimately give any comfort. It's simply not interested in the long term. It's interested in the 'now', and If, the 'now' is making you unhappy, it wants to change that. Sending signals of self-loathing will result in your subconscious wanting to cheer you up. And if cheering you up means eating fattening foods – then you will.

You need to re-program your thoughts from the negative to the positive.

How do you do this?

Why – Self-Hypnosis of course.

By now you will have mastered the basic meditation technique.

See - Chapter 5 – The Three Ways to Successful Weight Reduction -

When you get to the part where you think the words to retrain your subconscious – **** put in the words that will retrain your subconscious from the negative thoughts you have about yourself to the positive ones.

Remember you have to use precise language....

Extract from Get Slim Stay Slim – Permanently.

Part Two – This part is about using 'precise' language during Self-Hypnosis in the right way to re-train your subconscious.

Everything you tell your subconscious has to be thought out properly, including how you set out your goals.

There's no point in telling your subconscious you want to get rid of your weight for only one reason, say a wedding because as soon as the wedding has come and gone, back will come the excess weight.

It's essential you explain to your subconscious in very clear and precise language that you are about a new way of enjoying a healthier way of eating.

Of course, there's nothing wrong in wanting to look stunning for the day of a wedding but what about afterwards? Your subconscious needs to know about after the special event.

You have to define to your subconscious exactly what it is you want. I want to get slim should translate to – I want to reduce my excess weight by X number of pounds.

I want to be rich should translate to – I want to make/win £X million pounds. And it's a good idea to write these goals down. Writing them down helps to reinforce to your subconscious that this time you are serious about throwing away that unwanted weight.

I will work towards my goals by using the skills I have to achieve making the money I desire or in the case of winning your millions – I will buy a ticket!

Once you have written down your goals and I am working on the basis that your goals are weight reduction orientated, you then add to them the reason why you want each goal.

For example ----

I want to reduce ten pounds because I know I will feel healthier and more content with myself.

As I said earlier, if you tell your subconscious I want to reduce ten pounds for my daughter’s wedding day, the chances are that after the wedding, your subconscious will think it is now fine to put the weight back on. And on will go those unwanted pounds once again.

The subconscious needs to be given very specific reasons to do something or equally not to do something.

Nothing wrong with wanting to reduce weight to look good on someone's wedding day but you need to want to stay with that weight reduction once the day has come and gone. No point in uncontrolled eating at the buffet table as soon as the great day comes and undoing all the previous hard work of downsizing.

Next – your goals have to be selfish.

Your subconscious is only interested in your well being. Your subconscious will see a goal that is for some one else’s benefit as a half hearted attempt.

I want to reduce my weight so that people will like me --- wrong.

I want to reduce my weight so that I feel confident in myself and can interact with people more positively --- right.

A happy motivated person attracts to them like minded people, in turn this gives you up-lift, creating a circle of positivism.

A person who is miserable, not for any particular reason other than it is just their way – what do you do? You often avoid them.

When you see a person who is cheerful and enjoyable to be with, again – what do you do? You go toward them. You want them as your friend.

Trust me the inner you always shows itself on the outside. You may think you hide your true feelings from the rest of us but in reality, there is often a small chink in our armour that somehow manages to show through.

Once you are practised in using the Self-Hypnosis basic technique you can then talk to your subconscious.

**** You will have seen the four stars on basic technique script, that is where you will now start to put in the words you need to re-train your thoughts about your choices for a healthier eating plan.

To help you become familiar with the language you need to use when talking to your subconscious. I've put together a simple word format as a guideline to help you on your way.

I want to maintain a steady weight reduction week each and every week until I have discarded my excess weight. I want to do this healthily and at a pace that suits me.

Repeat this or your a similar phrase 3 or 4 times. This will emphasis to your subconscious your determination to change it's pre-programming.

Remember, the subconscious mind likes positive things, so you must use positive language.

Do not tell your subconscious what you don’t want. Tell your subconscious what you do want for – for example

I don’t want to be over weight - is wrong because it uses the negative word – don't.

I will be slim and healthy - is right because it uses the positive word – will.

A better way to construct your sentence would be - I will maintain a steady weight reduction of 1 kilo a week each and every week until I have reached my ideal weight.

Added at the end of that sentence you could also say - I desire only to eat healthy foods or I will look forward to exercising for my benefit and health each and every day.

The more you become accustomed to Self-Hypnosis, the more you will be able interchange your script wording with positive suggestions of your own.

end of extract –

So what don't you like about yourself – and why?

The easy bit is what don't you like about yourself – you know what you don't like, the harder bit is the – why?

Let me give you my own example...

I never had any faith in my own abilities.

As well as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, and an author of paranormal novels, I am also a medium. For my American readers, a channeller.

I had my first psychic experience as a young child, and as I grew up my ability to communicate with spirit grew – but my confidence didn't. I was asked many times to come along to a Spiritualist Church and develop my gift.

I always said, “No thanks.” - Why? I did not believe in myself.

Finally, I met a very well known medium who would take none of my nonsense. She believed in me, so I put my fears to one side, trained with her to develop my gift, and became a 'platform medium'.

How did I do this?

I taught myself - to believe in myself.

I used to be shy – not any more. I can stand up on a Church platform or on a stage in-front of a large audience, and give, as we Spiritualists call it, evidence of survival.

I have now been a 'platform medium' for many years, and have worked in England and in Europe.

When I lived in Spain, I started and ran a weight reduction club were I stood up in-front of audiences of slimmers, and gave talks without hesitation on how to achieve success through my method of Self-Hypnosis.

I trained as a medium before I trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.
It was not until I learnt about Hypnotherapy, did I realise that I had been training my subconscious to change my negative thought patterns about myself to more positive ones.

Of course, if what you hate about yourself, is something you can't physically change, then train your subconscious to accept it as a positive of who you are.

Be positive about yourself.

Know you are a worthwhile person.

Don't let others put you down.

Quite often when someone puts you down it's because they themselves have issues of self-doubt, and want to push their own feelings of inadequacy onto you.

Here's a neat thing to try.

When that kind of person is being rude or emotionally abusive to you, imagine a mirror as tall and as wide as the person who is doing the hurting.

Put the mirror in front of yourself, like a shield of protection, and then imagine all their negativity bouncing off the mirror back at them.

Smile – and repeat to yourself – words that comfort you.

Any of the following helps.

I am a worthwhile person. I am not the person the idiot in front of me is saying I am.

He/she is not better than me.

I believe in me. I am capable of doing all the things I need to do.

Rapid Suggestion is great for thinking short sentences when you are in a situation where someone is being cruel at your expense.

And finally – never doubt yourself.

Slim to be healthy and not to seek the approval of others – you don't need their approval – you are a worthwhile person.

You are a wonderful marvellous human being – never forget that.

Wishing you continued success in your weight reduction programme.

Josephine Sanchez-Vanner

other books by Josephine Sanchez-Vanner

The Warlock's Woman – A beautiful physic and a yummy ghost fight an evil warlock to save the physic's soul.

Half Blood – This time the vampires are the good guys. Paranormal Book of the year 2013 & Adventure Book of the year 2013