Don’t Start Another Diet

We all know how it starts, I’m gonna do it this time for sure. And maybe we’re really motivated …for a few days, but then what happens? We lose motivation…procrastinate…and eventually fall off the wagon.

The Surprising Research About Diets and Weight Loss

When we think of losing weight, we think of Hypnosis Weight Loss program Salt Lake Citygoing on a diet. However, UCLA researchers conducted a comprehensive analysis of diet studies analyzing 31 long-term studies and found that people who dieted lost weight short term, but the majority of people gained all the weight back.

Traci Mann UCLA  co-author of a comprehensive analysis of diet studies said, “Diets do not lead to sustained weight loss or health benefits for the majority of people.”  Mann and her team decided to look at long-term results of dieting and analyzed all the research following dieters two to five years.

What they found was shocking. Mann said, “We concluded most of them would have been better off not going on the diet at all. Their weight would be pretty much the same, and their bodies would not suffer the wear and tear from losing weight and gaining it all back.”

“Several studies indicate that dieting is actually a consistent predictor of future weight gain,” said Janet Tomiyama, a co-author of the study and UCLA graduate student. One study found that both men and women who participated in formal weight-loss programs gained significantly more weight over a two-year period than those who had not participated in a weight-loss program, she said.

The REAL reasons we gain weight are patterns in the brain!

This old YoYo Dieting Cycle doesn’t work and leaves people feeling frustrated, depressed and even hopeless about losing weight. Almost 70% of Americans are overweight – so something isn’t working.

The REAL reasons we gain weight are wired into the brain: Old Habits, Cravings, Mental Blocks, Lack of Motivation and Self Sabotage. That’s why people struggle so much with weight loss and eating, they are focusing on only the behaviors. But our behaviors are the result of what the MIND is doing.

It’s all about what your brain is focusing on. Some of these brain habits are happening so fast that we don’t even notice them operating in the background of the mind. What we do notice is the feelings they create: hesitation, doubt, cravings, lack of motivation, self sabotage.

Using Advanced skills of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis, we can help the BRAIN rewire so you can achieve the results you want, find your motivation, focus and resolve and create your success.

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Get the Brain Skills and strategies to change your habits, cravings, mental blocks and self sabotage by rewiring your brain!Plus you’ll get my book,  A Lighter You Train Your Brain to Slim Your Body, which outlines the practical skills for changing old habits, cravings, mental blocks, lack of motivation and self sabotage – are the brain habits that keep us stuck. These are the REAL reasons we gain weight.”

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“If you’re not addressing the underlying mental habits and patterns, it’s very typical to lose weight only to gain it right back plus more.” Stokes says.

Don’t make the same mistake of falling into the YoYo Dieting Cycle. If you’re ready for real change – you are ready to address the brain habits and patterns. You can find your lasting weight loss success – with your brain.

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Research Reference: University of California – Los Angeles. “Dieting Does Not Work, Researchers Report.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 April 2007. <>.

Holly Stokes, The Brain Trainer, is the author of ‘ A Lighter You! Train Your Brain to Slim Your Body’ and the creator of A Lighter You! System designed to rewire old habits, cravings, mental blocks, lack of motivation and self sabotage, which are patterns wired into the brain. The program also incorporates healthy nutrition and understanding how foods affect the body so you can keep your body in the fat burning zone. Plus the A Lighter You! Mind Body Weight Loss 6 Hypnosis Meditations to release negative thinking, change cravings, reinforce the positives and help you move forward faster. All this wrapped up into an easy to follow 90 Day program. See details at:

Through Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnosis and Coaching, she loves empowering clients to lead healthier, happier lives. She has been quoted by Shape Magazine, Active Times and Chicago Tribune and appears on radio shows and local TV. She operates a private practice in Salt Lake City, UT.