In this September 1, 2009 free audio episode, I cover the following topics: hypnosis for weight loss, how to build muscle with a Gymstick, a question on vitamin and mineral deficiency, how to ride your bicycle uphill, and how lean can a 55 year old man get?
Today's featured topic is an interview with Dr. Roberta Temes, author of multiple books, including (pictured above): “The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hypnosis”. Dr. Roberta is a psychotherapist with a Ph.D. degree is in counseling psychology, and her specialty is hypnosis for weight loss. In addition to the book pictured above, Dr. Roberta also has a CD entitled “Enjoying Weight Loss”, available by clicking here. During our discussion, Dr. Roberta and I talk about:
-a typical program of utilizing hypnosis for weight loss…
-whether the results are permanent, or reliant upon continued hypnosis…
-how weight loss hypnosis compares to versions that we see in popular media, such as magicians and Hollywood movies…
-the type of studies and research have been done on hypnosis for weight loss…
-whether standardized permits or certifications are necessary for a weight loss for hypnosis practitioner…
-if a hypnosis program must be combined with lifestyle, exercise or nutrition modifications?
-does hypnosis really work for weight loss?
-and much more!
Listener Eric Asks: “I have been told that standing to pedal up hills in a triathlon is “taboo” because it burns too much energy. I have also been told that the ‘not standing rule” is bunk and it is fine to stand when “needed”. Which is true?”
Listener Chris Asks: “I came across your website while looking for some routines for the gymstick. I already own a silver gymstick but used it very briefly before starting up at a gym. As I now have a mortgage and gym memberships seem to have gone up since I was last at a gym (7 months ago), I'm now thinking of revisiting the gymstick as an alternative. My question is; i'm over trying to bulk up and have superwide shoulders, yet still want to have some width but mainly be toned and defined. Can the silver (or gold) gymstick increase muscle size (even slightly) at all or is it strictly for strengthening and toning?”
Listener Christian Asks: “I have once before emailed you over some knee pain and IT band pain i have suffered with for some time. you were very helpful with the information. i have not gotten the book yet just short with finances right now. i had heard a pod cast of yours awhile back over the benifits of Magnesium oil and how athletes lack in it. im a triathlete and i take a GNC womans athlete multi vit and total omegas. i got into using an amino acid powder blend for training with and add additl. gludamine to my shakes in the morning. to stay hydrated every day i use a half a Nuun tab a day and a whole one on long rides. I continue with exercies to strenghten my hips and roll out my IT often and stretch every day. i eat very clean- prot shake with blueberries and banana for b-fast. then i snack on organic gluten free cereal with granola mixed. i have spinach chicken with tom and cucumber for lunch. snack on celery and carrots and then eat a rice cake before i work out or train. then do chicken and broccoli for dinner. im 135 and i believe i get about 1400-1500 calories a day. im getting disappointed in not being able to trim down a little more but more importantly im not recovering from training sessions. i rode the Ironman course Sat and did an easy ride to Higgins in Cda on Mon and swam tue night. plan to swim again tonight because my legs just are too sore to ride or run. im frustrated that im not able to bounce back like other athletes that are much older than me. im only 24 and i feel like im 60. im stiff all the time even with stretching. i got lots of knots that i get worked out of my legs and im just not seeing improvement. it seems like my body is not flushing the lactic acid and i dont see why not. i eat and drink plenty. my question is am i lacking some vit or mineral that will help with the inflammation and aches and pain. i take an aleve a day now and thats not cutting it. i want to continue doing what i love and next year im doing Ironman, but i got to get this old lady feeling out of me. I realize im not a paying client of yours but i would truely be grateful for any advice you could give me. Thanks so much for your time, frustrated and in pain.”
In my response to both Christian, I mention what I have found to be a reliable source of magnesium chloride: Magnetic Clay Ancient Minerals Ultra Pure Magnesium Oil.
Do you have a question? Remember, you can now ask your questions via *audio* to me via the free Skype software by simply “Skyping” me at username “pacificfit“. You can also call toll free to 1-877-209-9439 and leave a voicemail for Ben Greenfield.
1. How lean can a 55 year old man get? Check out the video below, then click here to read more about the training program that he's been following.
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