(Scroll down to read about Rory's fasting journey)
Rory is an internationally renowned hypnotist and hypnotherapist, author and hypnosis trainer. He is also a founding director of HypnoTC: The Hypnotherapy Training Company.
Rory is known as the "Rapid Induction Guru", and has been hypnotising people since he left full-time education at the age of 18, this means he has way more than a decade of experience with hypnosis! For more information about Rory's hypnosis services visit:
"I've always been in pretty poor shape... No muscles, excess fat... a couch potato (or maybe just downright lazy). My weight has fluctuated up and down for years (whilst always creeping gradually higher), but when I returned back to the UK from backpacking in Australasia, I decided to do something about it. I was 27 years old, weighing in at 93KG (about 14.5 stone/205lbs) with absolutely zero muscle and over 26% body fat! I'd started to feel fat and gross, and I didn't like it.
So, having read about various different weight-loss approaches, I decided that 'intermittent fasting' sounded like the way for me to go. I bit the bullet and gave it a shot...and boy was I impressed with the results!
Here's my original 3-month transformation @ 27 years old:
In 3 months, I lost 35lbs
In 3 months, I went from 26.5% body fat down to 11%
Pretty impressive right? Needless to say, I was more than happy with the results. After a while, however, I decided that whilst being thin made me look and feel great, being a bit more muscular and toned would be even better! So, I started incorporating some weight training into my weekly routine (just a few times a week, and with relatively light-weights).
Here's another before & after comparison. The "before" was taken in June 2012 (before any fasting) on a beach in Malaysia, the "after" was taken in May 2013, 9 months into my fasting journey (including 4 months of lifting weights):
So, I got thin... I put on some muscle... Life was good. I was continuing to remain lean and gain muscle whilst eating the foods I liked, drinking alcohol and partying, etc. Then, a year or two later, I got into a new relationship. That new relationship then became a longer-relationship, and then it became a serious relationship (I know this, as we're still together, lol). Anyway, as the relationship progressed, I became more and more "comfortable" (...which basically means I got lazy again, I stopped fasting, didn't go to the gym as regularly, and generally just said "fuck it - I'm in a relationship").
So yeah, I got fat again...but because I had built up quite a lot of muscle over the 2 years of weight training, it meant that when I put on weight this time, I became bigger and heavier than I'd ever been in my life! At my largest (December 2015), I weighed in at just under 18 stone! (250lbs/113KG). That's a lot.
Obviously, seeing myself like this meant I had to quit being "comfortable" and get back to fasting once again...so I did, and this time I decided to use self-hypnosis techniques in order to keep myself on track and motivated to stick to the plan. It worked great! This is where the idea for "Hypno-Fasting" was formed.
The "before" pic below was taken in December 2015, the "after" pic was in June 2016 (6 months later). As you can see, I'm still a lot bigger (muscle), and not quite as lean as two years previously, but with much more definition than the fat slob on the sofa in the "before" pic:
I'm not an underwear model, nor am I a pro bodybuilder. I'm just a 30-something year old guy, and currently my goal is to feel as healthy as possible and to be happy with what I see in the mirror!
As with most things, we all have ups and downs (me included). There are easy times and more challenging times, and that's to be expected and embraced. It feels good to be human, but it also feels great to be able to take control of your weight and your eating habits.
Trust me when I say Hypno-Fasting changed my life for the better. I know it can help you do the same too!
If you have any questions or feedback, contact me using the form below, otherwise, happy Hypno-Fasting folks!"