Virtual Gastric Band

Let's take stock.
We already have lots of basics in place.

We've looked at
  • Smart Goal Setting
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Tracking your progress
  • Testing your fitness
  • Emotional eating
  • Great Reasons to get walking
  • Freeing up time (which hopefully you are still tracking - hang in there soldier - will be worth it!)

And listened to hypnosis on
  • Loving yourself
  • Visualising Success
It's almost time to get stuck into the Virtual Gastric Band protocol.

Or more specifically - how it works in the context of the extra things we can bring to it.

Virtual Gastric Band was trialled initially at a UK GP practice, the system consistently achieving a 95% success rate using the exact protocol we are going to use.

It has been featured widely in national press and trained over 2500 therapists in the protocol.

Ahead of this course, we tested these claims by delivering this protocol 121 with morbidly obese clients.
*All of them have moved out of the life-threatening BMI category and continue to steadily lose weight.*

Obviously in-person sessions are associated with a much higher price point.
As we understand it - ours is the only online version of this protocol.

But - we have even more to bring to the weight loss party...

In addition to me being a qualified hypnotherapist, both Amy and I are also highly professionally trained in nutrition, fitness and coaching.
We've got over 50 years working with people on their health goals. 

So with all that said - today is just to make you aware of just how powerful this protocol is, and to explain how it's going to work.
Obviously, we invited you do to a Minimum Effective Dose version (or to start at a later date) but the rules below are for those wanting to go all-in.

VGB Recommendations:

  • Buy Something New

The law of concentrated attention very powerful psychological concept.
If there is something in life that you really want, and you behave in a way that you already have it – and you are very likely to actually get it.

Buy an item of clothing in the size that you want to be.
It has to be something brand new and NOT something that you already have from your past that no longer fits.
It does not have to be anything expensive.
When you get it, hang it on the OUTSIDE of your wardrobe in a place where you will see it often.
  • There are 4 separate Virtual Gastric Band recordings.

You will receive one of these each week
(the last one on the last day of this programme)
You need to listen to each one in the correct order - ideally a week apart.
You only need to listen to each one, once.
  • There is an additional daily 15-minute homework recording to listen to.
This will reinforce the main sessions and create new neural pathways in your brain regarding your associations and attitudes towards food. 
  • Eat Mindfully
Slowly and deliberately
Enjoy every mouthful of food, but consciously slow your eating down. 
Chew your food thoroughly (approx 15-20 times a mouthful).
Put your cutlery down between mouthfuls.
Put your sandwich down between mouthfuls!
Do not eat in front of the television or while reading as you will not be conscious of what you are eating.
Sit down, at the table ideally, and focus purely on the food.
  • Take a good multivitamin/mineral
Have a chat with your local pharmacist who can advise what would be best for you.
  • Eat 3 appropriate-sized meals a day.
We would add - add 2 planned healthy snacks in between that, as your portion sizes will probably drastically reduce.

Choose protein first, as you'll probably need 50-70 grams of protein per day.
Also, don't be frightened of healthy fats - we have been conditioned to avoid them, but we absolutely need them.

Fill up on leafy vegetables and try to minimise white carbs > they are often the culprit for excess fat rather than fats.

This is so that you get sufficient calories of the right type - and you need to make them count.
Undernourishment is as unhealthy as overnourishment!
Drink at least 3 litres of water a day

If this is a long way from where you are at the moment - steadily increase each day until you get there.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day

Walking is the obvious choice (I hope we convinced you earlier) but anything that gets you moving will do the job.

So rather than launching straight in with the recording today - which made me worry you would be eager to dive in,
I wanted to take today, to make sure you understood how it would be 
and mentally make the commitment needed.

Or even to decide that this isn't the right time, and save it for when it is.

So today there's no recording to listen to - just to invite you to review the rules...

I've put them again on a webpage as usual for easy back reference as you go through the course


And we'll be back tomorrow with the first Virtual Gastric Band recording.

Lots of love

Tanya & Amy x
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