Weight Loss

Is Derek Wahler’s Belly Fat Shrinking Signal a good book?

Fat Shrinking Signal is a 21-day sequential home-based slimming program that uses natural methods to help you get rid of extra bodyweight as well as tone your muscles. The program is a creation of Derek Wahler who claims to be a Certified Turbulence Trainer and a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Derek refers to himself as the “weight loss whisperer” and claims to overcome the challenges of traditional diet and exercise routines to help people lose weight. He created this simple follow along body shaping program based on science to help people of all ages and physical conditions successfully shrink body fat.

How does Fat Shrinking Signal Work?

This fat shrinking program targets all angles of your body so that you can tone and trim every inch without the boring effects associated with the same everyday workout routines. Its full body burn sequence sends fat burning signals to the brain through unique complete body movements to release trapped fat in the body. Fat Shrinking Signal relies on the effects of leptin to assist in weight loss. Leptin is a body hormone linked to weight loss and feelings of satiety, it lets you know when you are full and to stop eating.

When the brain does not receive leptin signals, it thinks that the body is starving and thus can never tell when you are full. As a result, you end up having too much storage fat as a result of the food you eat. Bearing this in mind, this program works to counter the problem of leptin level plummet and turn your body into a fat-burning system.

What is Included in the Fat Shrinking Signal Package?

The Fat Shrinking Signal program is based on performing certain exercises, in a particular manner, sequence and intensity for various body parts. It may take a while to master the exercise sequence, but once you do, it should take just about ten minute to complete. The essence of the system is targeted “slimming sequence” that includes four steps:

Body Slimming Burst #1 – The program begins to burn fat immediately with the first step that activates your “Fat Shrinking Signal” that flushes out trapped body fat so that you look and feel slimmer almost immediately. It is asserted that using the Fat Shrinking technique is like performing rapid liposuction, only that without the dangerous side effects or health risks. Therefore, you should be prepared for the psychological shift that comes with it.

Body Shaping Burst #2- This step releases fat-burning signals to your brain so that it instantly releases the trapped fat around the heart, arms, belly and thighs. It features unique body movements that shape the troublesome areas and melt fat away. This step is also known as the “Shock Your System”, it will activate five “shock points” concurrently, to firm and shape common body trouble spots.

Body Sculpting Burst #3 – This is a tightening and toning routine that includes a 40-second tummy slimming movement. It also activates anti-aging enzymes to get you looking years younger and releases the breakdown of fat in your body through the 10-minute “Fire Cracker” method.

Cycling, But Without a Bike!

Although many people think of needing a bike to go cycling, you can actually go cycling without one! One definition of “Cycling” is a repeated pattern in a person’s life. Who do you know that, year after year, seems to be in the same situation? For example, perhaps a month, or a year, ago they had just met their “soulmate” and they were happier than they had ever been before. Hmmmm… Well, that didn’t work out. Like the one before and the one before that. Maybe they weren’t so much their “soulmate” as they were their “person-of-the-month mate” So, you see them again and now they have once again met their “soulmate,” someone completely different. Or, are they? If we are not careful, we tend to do the same things over-and-over and attract the same results into our lives. This what is called “cycling.”

We get into cycles in which we go around and around seeing and doing the same things over and over. Just like a hamster running in a wheel. Year after year the names change, but the same characters play a part in our lives, with all of the same basic elements being present. We think we are moving forward. Everyone else observing your life clearly sees you moving in a circle. I’ve also seen the feelings represented by an infinity symbol, like an 8 laid on it’s side, ∞. It’s as if your emotions are caught in this infinite loop going round-and-round. Stuck in a pattern of thought and behavior and you wish you could just stop and get off, right? You’ve probably had that feeling before. Most have at some point(s) in their life.

Do you know anyone who:

• Keeps getting new unsatisfying jobs?
• Keeps discovering new “get rich quick” schemes that never quite work out?
• Consistently has no money, although they have a steady income?
• Is just about to start a business, but needs to do “a little more research”?
• Keeps getting cheated on and/or dumped in relationships?

You’ve seen some people can be as predictable as the sun coming up each morning. You could literally plot a timeline of their pattern(s); when their new “soulmate” will appear, when they will have a new job, or when they’ll be calling for financial assistance. And, rather than trying to seek help and break this cycle, they continue jumping right back into the same thinking and behaviors and do it all again! It’s may seem to you as if they are under some unseen control.

And, you would be right! Cycles and infinity loops, whether positive or negative, are a state of hypnosis. That’s right, you and everyone else have a recording playing in your head that causes you to seek out the same set of circumstances and perform the same behaviors that will produce the same results. Since you are acting on an internally programmed recording anyway, why not change it to something you really want in your life, a positive recording that plays over-and-over? Why not rewire your harddrive to make changes that give you power in your life?

Quick! What’s the difference between a millionaire and a person who is constantly broke? The millionaire has habits (actions resulting from unconscious mental recordings) that empower internal resources and the broke person has habits (actions resulting from unconscious mental recordings) that consistently drain resources. What’s the difference between people in long-term, successful marriages and people finding their “soulmate over and over again? People in a successful marriage have communication habits that strengthen their bond, whereas people who find their “soul mate” year after year have habits that destroy the possibility of a long-term relationship.

I wonder, are you ready to break a negative cycle you might have right NOW? Hypnosis and NLP are the only tools that can literally change those old thought patterns almost instantly. Let me give you one quick example: I met a woman who was sitting at her desk and behind her was about 5 dozen cupcakes left over from a party at the place where she works. I asked her if she was having difficulty abstaining from them and, of course, the answer was “yes”. You see, this woman loved cupcakes! She had a cycle of “When I see cupcakes, then, I want them. Because I saw them, I want the taste, the smell, the texture. I have to have them!” She told me her willpower was about to give in. I asked he if I could help her and she said “yes”. Using an NLP technique, I removed her desire for the cupcakes. This happened in less than 5 minutes! A week later she still had no desire for eating cupcakes. This is a less-dramatic example, but one to show that the thoughts that cause us to do things we wish we wouldn’t can be reprogrammed easily and quickly. Hypnosis and NLP works on relationship problems, lack of confidence, lack of motivation, even things like long-held resentment and PTSD. Just imagine it now, no long hours of therapy and psychoanalysis. No drugs, diets, or pills. Only a true change-of-mind and becoming the person you want and know you can be!

Book Review – Stop the Diet, I Want to Get Off!

Did you know most of us are on a high-protein diet whether we know it or not? I didn’t either until I read Johansen’s book, Stop the Diet, I Want to Get Off! Did you know the U.S. is among the top 10 countries with the most overweight people?… that three out of ten people are currently trying to lose weight?… that the grapefruit diet has been around since the 1930’s?

Johansen has prepared us with a dish of healthy common sense facts and truths about dieting. She gives 12 characteristics of fad diets and explains how to spot them. Specifically, she mentions 15 of such diets by name – Jenny Craig, Paleo, Atkins, Gluten-free, Cleanse, Blood type, Nutrisystem, etc. – and logically explains why these diets are not beneficial and even detrimental to most people.

Next, Johansen explains who should limit or avoid foods in certain food groups and who should not. After all, as she points out, “… it’s important that we don’t develop an unhealthy or fearful relationship with food.” In her book, she also explains how to visualize serving sizes. For instance, it may be easier to regulate food consumption when you think of a cup of cereal as the size of a baseball or three ounces as the size of your checkbook or a gram size being that of a paper clip.

For dessert, some of the book is ironically hilarious as Johansen explains ridiculous diets such as the “cotton ball baloney” in which a person eats 5 cotton balls soaked in lemonade. As you read through these once-popular “diets”, you are given a clearer perspective of today’s trending diets. In addition, over 30 tips are given for healthy eating such as: “Don’t drink your calories,” “Practice mindful eating” “Take advantage of your support system” and many more. Further, six indicators of not getting enough water and a description of our most efficient energy source are served on the table along with the main content.

Lastly, Stop the Diet, I Want to Get Off, provides two websites where you can find a plethora of information on healthy eating and, at the time, design a diet specific to your needs.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who eats and reads — especially anyone who has been on a diet, is currently on a diet, or is thinking of going on a diet.
(5 out of 5)