The LA-based personal trainer and yoga instructor said: “It is all about your diet. I used to think a long time ago that you can beat everything you eat out of you and it’s just absolutely not the case.”
Harper, 48, has been entertaining the American public by putting overweight people through their paces on ‘The Biggest Loser’ since 2004. Since then he has built a weight loss empire, which includes DVD workouts and a best-selling book called ‘The Skinny Rules’.
He says that while the title of the book is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, ‘skinny’ is the word his clients tend to latch on to. Forget healthy or fit, because ‘skinny’ is what people want most.
His health plan includes following a balanced diet and undertaking high intensity fat burning exercises to strengthen the core and burn enough fat to let the ‘inner six-pack’ show through.
Although Harper believes the basis of weight loss is diet, you need exercise to maintain the loss. To prove his point, he cited the National Weight Control Registry, a study which found that 90% of people who lost at least 13.6kg and kept it off for at least a year exercised regularly.
Apparently, many kept their weight off simply by walking.
There are a number of techniques for weight loss in hypnotherapy. Some focus on turning negative thoughts about exercise into positive ones, while others work to reduce the appetite.
Unlike dieting and personal training, hypnotherapy actually alters the way clients think about food and exercise. Once those fundamental thought patterns have been transformed, it becomes so much easier to stick to healthy diet plans and exercise regularly.
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