Hypnosis, Health and Weight Loss


Some targeted Self Hypnosis techniques can be extremely useful for weight loss especially if you aim to maintain your health while losing weight. It takes time but that's obvious since you didn't became overweight in a week right? Hypnosis is a wonderful tool which can help in almost every field of life, it just requires a bit of knowledge, consistency and patience. Reaching a healthy weight becomes much easier through Hypnosis.


Hypnosis for a Healthy Weight Loss Basics


Mainly there are two reasons for being overweight:

  1. Your body doesn't work properly.
  2. You eat too many calories with respect to the calories you burn.


If your body doesn't work properly then a good doctor will help you to find the reasons for it, maybe you have an hormonal imbalance, or you don't produce the right hormones, you have genetic predisposition to being overweight or other physical issues. Your doctor will surely find a way to help you; and of course you can read my hub on Health and Self Hypnosis: How to Improve your Health, which can be pretty useful in this case.


If instead your body is fine and you eat more calories than you need Hypnosis can be the solution for weight loss. Remember to always check with your doctor first.


Don't find excuses, if your body works well and you are overweight this means that either you eat too much, or you eat wrong foods, probably a kind of junk hyper-caloric foods. Sorry if I'm too direct but I wrote this hub to help you, not to pamper you, I hope you appreciate sincerity.

And this is great, because if you're eating too much eating less you'll get to a healthy weight; it is that simple.


I'll repeat the concept: if you are eating too much weight loss simply requires eating less or better.


And if you will it you'll get it!


Healthy Weight : Food and Calories


Eating a lot of food and eating a lot of calories are two completely different things. A bowl of salad has a lot less calories than a box of biscuits; so if you like to eat in order to get a healthy weight you just have to modify your habits.


As an example if you have five meals a day and two are made of fruit, two of proteins and vegetables and one of carbohydrates and vegetables then there are very few possibilities that you become overweight, even if you eat a good amount of food.


On the other hand if you eat three times a day but your food is made of carbohydrates and fats even if you eat a smaller quantity the amount of calories is very high and weight loss becomes a dream.


Now, there are many good hubs around explaining pretty well the different approaches you can have to weight loss. My procedure, which will be reinforced through Self Hypnosis techniques, consists of three steps. Three steps which will be pretty easy to follow and won't require you to change completely your life.

These three steps can be added to almost any other weight loss program you are following, and they should fit almost everyone, but just in case always check first with your doctor, or dietician, or nutritional therapist, or whoever else is following you. Obviously they work also on their own.


Weight loss is needed if you are overweight to improve your health, but it has to be done wisely. You don't have to become skinny, you must aim to get a healthy weight.


Keep in mind though that your expense of energy is a big player here: if you eat like an NFL player and move and train like him then you'll have a pretty fit and strong body; but if you move only to play with your PSP then obviously all that food will only make you fat like a Sumo fighter, and without his strength.


Healthy Weight in Three Steps


  • Copy eating habits from the ones that are already healthily slim. People in Japan or Thailand are pretty much fitter than in the West and my friend anglnwu has written a very good hub on why Thai people are so skinny which is well worth reading. The link is down below. Obviously keep in mind that if you eat like a Sumo fighter you'll have the same body of a Sumo fighter. Nevertheless in Japan since the common diet is built around fish, rice and vegetables and almost everyone there has a healthy weight using this as a good example of eating habits will probably give you the same results.


  • Keep It Simple: avoid junk food, processed food, "light" food, OGM..... Go as organic as possible for a fast weight loss. This could be the right time to start growing your own vegetables. Drink water or sugar free Tea, cook simply without sauces as a bit of olive oil and marine salt is usually enough. Again here I use the Japanese approach to have as little passages as possible from nature to our mouth, not that I endorse eating raw fish though as it can have parasites and other harmful substances. But the principle is pretty right, as an example you could substitute pasta with a soup made with whole wheat grains, and adding steamed vegetables and fish you can have a great complete dish. Pretty tasteful. Beside some Extra Virgin Olive Oil usually there is no need to add other fats, as they are already present in meat, fish, milk or cheese.


  • Chew every mouthful at least Twenty Times. This is the greatest advice of Macrobiotic and it makes wonders for both your digestion and nutrients' absorption.


Forget about quantities, grams, pounds and so on and follow this simple rule: Chew every mouthful twenty times.If you can just remember one point this one is the single most important for weight loss. And I'll tell you why: our wonderful body when it has reached the amount of food needed sends a signal to our brain that it's time to stop. Since this signal travels slowly usually there is a delay from five to ten or more minutes; all the food eaten in this time is not needed and 99% will go to fat tissue. Chewing our food well makes it possible to shorten this delay and makes it easier to eat only the right amount of food. And obviously absorbing as many nutrients as possible from our food we need to eat a smaller quantity. That's why for a healthy weight this is the most important advice.


Don't eat like if there is no tomorrow, chew twenty times and you'll need no scale ever.


If you want to check this out try this simple experiment: one day for dinner eat as usual, the day after prepare the same dinner with equal quantities and chew from the beginning every mouthful twenty times, I bet you will feel satiated well before your plate is empty.


And if you want to test if you're really eating too many calories make this experiment: for one week write down on a desk pad any time you open your mouth to eat or drink something recording also what kind of food or drink and the quantity. At the end of the week check it out and see the result.


Now I'm going to tell you the two Self Hypnosis Suggestions that can help you to eat Healthy Foods and to Chew every mouthful twenty times. There are many other things which can help you to get a healthy weight, but for me these are the most important of all.


Weight Loss Hypnosis Suggestion 1: Eat Healthy Food


Desired Outcome: to eat healthy food instead of junk food.


Say to your subconscious:

Dear Subconscious, you know everything about me, and we both know that to remain healthy and to have a better shape we need to eat healthy, natural food. You know what kind of food I need to sustain myself, and you know what kind of food I need to be healthy and fit; so I'd like to establish this new permanent directive:


I KNOW THAT EATING HEALTHY FOOD I CAN BE HEALTHIER AND FITTER.


I WANT TO EAT HEALTHY FOOD SO I CAN BE HEALTHIER AND FITTER.


Repeat three times each sentence.


FROM NOW ON I'LL EAT HEALTHY FOOD SO I'LL BE HEALTHIER AND FITTER.


Repeat three times.


Now remain with your eyes closed and visualize, or imagine, clearly yourself eating healthy food and reaching your natural, healthy weight.


IMAGINE THE ACHIEVED OUTCOME AND FEEL HOW YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER.


DAILY REPETITION: EATING HEALTHY FOOD WILL MAKE ME HEALTHY AND FIT.


Weight Loss Hypnosis Suggestion 2: Chew Twenty Times


Desired Outcome: to remember to chew every mouthful at least twenty times.


Say to your subconscious:

Dear Subconscious, you know that chewing well the food we eat is very important to digest it well, and chewing well every food is also pretty useful to eat only the food I need and to avoid overeating; so I'd like to establish this new permanent directive:


I KNOW THAT WHEN I EAT I CAN REMEMBER TO CHEW EACH MOUTHFUL AT LEAST TWENTY TIMES.


I WANT TO REMEMBER TO CHEW EACH MOUTHFUL AT LEAST TWENTY TIMES.


Repeat three times each sentence.


FROM NOW ON WHEN I EAT I'LL REMEMBER TO CHEW EACH MOUTHFUL AT LEAST TWENTY TIMES.


Repeat three times.


IMAGINE THE ACHIEVED OUTCOME AND FEEL HOW YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER.


DAILY REPETITION: I CHEW EACH MOUTHFUL AT LEAST TWENTY TIMES.


Muscles = No Fat

Conclusion


There is a fourth step to lose weight: exercise, exercise and exercise. There is very little place for fat where there are muscles. Plus muscles burn calories 24/7 even at rest and weight loss becomes pretty easy burning all these calories. And they also give you a beautiful shape. So move your body, begin with walking or biking and then find an activity that you like and exercise, a little everyday is the best thing you can do to regain your healthy weight.


Remember that your will power is you best tool to lose weight, and only you can use it. The power to change is in your mind and in your hands. And you are as strong as you need to be. Have confidence in yourself and keep in mind that only you can prevent you from getting a heathy weight. The Power is Within You.


I hope you liked this hub on Hypnosis and weight loss, so please leave a comment, rate it and share it, thanks. And if you like check this interesting article on the Mediterranean Diet.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

rated it up, am so glad to be the first one to read this one, I am skinny forever, but healthy and strong, 100 lbs is all and I agree with you, you eat lots you burn it like the NFL player. I eat anything, I dont care as much fats I eat as I burn it by working around the house, walking and just moving. I like your self motivation advices and tips as well. Most of all i like your video, Can I be one of them hehe, Dont eat like there is no tomorrow, tomorrow never dies hehe...Happy Sunday hypno, Maita


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Excellent advice as always hypno! There is a plethora of hubs out there describing this diet and that diet, but you've got the edge by adding your hypno-know-how to the mix. Thanks!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Maita, it seems to me that you're already like one of those models;) Thanks for being the first one to comment and for appreciating it and rating. And you're definitely right, if you keep moving you can more or less eat anything you want. In fact now that Spring is coming and my garden is waiting for me I'll surely burn what remains of Winter's feasts. Have a great Sunday too! :)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks to you Green Lotus for your much appreciated comment, I've tried to add a different aspect to the matter. Glad you liked it. :)


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Mio carissimo fratello...

You´ve done it again! You´ve come up with a simpler yet effective weight loss aide. It just takes an attitude, gratitude and will. Much easier than counting calories and making yourself suffer through unwanted fasts.

Thumbs up!

Rated, bookmarked and stumbled!

Warmest regards, love, light and benedizioni,

il tuo fratello,

Al

P.S

Incidentally, the video "Muscles = No Fat" has a broken link.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Al, as always your support and positivity are very much appreciated. Let's say it's an eating habit that can come handy for those like me who don't feel much comfortable with dieting. :)

Sometimes Revver isn't that reliable, usually reloading the page solves the problem. They say that their videos count as impressions on pages, but if it goes on not working correctly I' quit using it. Thanks for the advice.

And have a great Sunday!


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

hype - as usual you have written something with nothing but great information. My favorite part was when you referenced an NFL player. . lol .. you know about the NFL? I thought that was just a 'gringo/a" thing! Back to topic at hand. .though I do not chew everything 20 times I may just think about that at dinner tonight! Great Hub once again . time to go tweet all about it!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Shari, actually I don't know much about NFL, here in Italy we see very few games, but I know you are a kind of authority in this field. :) Anyway I thought it could be a good example to deliver the point, glad you liked it. Well, you seem already pretty fit, but since chewing well makes wonders also for digestion then it can be a useful tool to have in our pockets. :) Have a great week! And thanks for sharing. :)


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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Interesting hub on weight loss and self hypnosis, hypnodude. I would say that I see more weight loss clients than any other condition. Weight seems to be a thing that a lot of people no longer think that they have any control over, and they don't take the simple steps that could actually let them lose a fair bit.


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

Very informative! I tried the counting thing before, I really need to do it again because I'm usually like the guy in the picture who puts his hand to his head as if in disbelief to how much I weigh. Not as bad as some, but could still lose a few pounds. I like the talk with the subconscious mind, it's like OK, you know me, you know what I want, let's just do this thing! Straight to the point with an element of humor.


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia

very good hub, this should help more people if they follow this. I eat toooo many sweets, love chocolate too. But I am not bragging I am one of the lucky ones I do not put on weight. Although, am, well I dont know how it affects my body in maybe otherways. thanks for sharing this.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

CMHypno, I agree with you, actually becoming healthily thinner requires a bit of knowledge and mainly either eating less or eating healthier. We as Hypnotherapists (did I've ever told you that I'm a GHR registered member too?) can help clients a lot, but we can't substitute their will. Thanks for your comment. :)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Support Med., you summarized exactly the talk with the Subconscious Mind, which is the goal of Hypnotherapy. If you just need to loose few ponds than just counting chews should be enough. Thanks for your comment and for appreciating the humor. :)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Eileen for your kind comment. Actually I like chocolate too, who doesn't? But a bit of it, especially dark chocolate has a lot of nutrients, is fine and it makes wonders also for our mood. The key, as in everything else, is being balanced. Thanks again for your appreciation. :)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I believe Hypnosis good for wight loss. Any kind of treatment is based our mind. If we can control it well the result is good. And hypnosis help us to realize that. I rate this hub. thank you very much.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks to you prasetio for your kind comment and for the rating. I'm happy you liked it and I agree with you. Have a great day!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

hi hypno, thank you for visiting my latest hub, the link wont work -- but you can click this one so that you can go to the link, sorry -- it is a PDF format, try this one, click on the first article --- http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=%3A%2F%2FHEALTHY+... I only got the definition of lifestyle there..thats all but it was a good read, hehe! Can I link this hub to mine? thank you!

Good day hypno! Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

I want to add that honestly as well, I think if people cant really be motivated to lose weight or maintain lifestyle for healthy living hypnosis is the best method, Thank you again, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hey hows your garden, you are blessed to have gardens there, give me some fresh veggies hehe, Maita


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Maita, it would be a pleasure to link our hubs together, thanks for the idea. The garden is pretty awful, but I hope next week will be hot enough to begin working. Have a great day! :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Great hub hypnodude! I can also testify that self hypnosis does work. If a person stops confessing that "everything they eat is going to make them fat; and start confessing that they eat only healthy foods." They will be amazed to see what happens... :) Thanks for sharing; Thumbs up!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Money, glad you liked and rated. And you are certainly right, Self Hypnosis is wonderful tool as regards Weight Loss. Thanks for your sound comment. :)


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Patti Ann 6 years ago from Florida

Rated this one up!! Great info - it is so true!! I have tried a weight loss hypnosis audio and did find that it helped me not to eat as much and to crave good foods instead of bad ones.


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anglnwu 6 years ago

First of all, thanks for mentioning me--I feel so honored. i will be linking yours to mine. I love your tips--they are so sensible and if we just stop and think--weight loss can be easier if we consciously remind ourselves. I love this one in particular!:

Don't eat like if there is no tomorrow, chew twenty times and you'll need no scale ever.

I just read how they have come out with an instrument to teach obese children how to chew their food and eat slowly to help weight loss. They should just follow your advice--chew 20 times. Thanks for the enlightening hub!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks anglnwu for your appreciation, I'm glad you like it, and your hub is really a great addition to mine. The easy way to a healthy diet is copying it from the ones who use it already with good results. Thanks for sharing my idea, and I guess that if they give also healthy food to obese children it would be easier for them to get thinner; what's difficult is that sugars are addictive. Thanks for the link back. :)


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LRobbins 6 years ago from Germany

Great advice and I really like the idea of using your mind to help you lose weight since the mind body connection is so strong.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks LRobbins, since our mind knows everything about our body it's easier to achieve results if we know how to work with our mind. Thanks for your comment and appreciation. :)


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago

A very good hub. You have some very sensible tips there.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hiya, great ideas as usual. I have just Hub hopped so to speak from Redgage! so I will go back and give you a star! ha ha, cheers nell


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Hummingbird, glad you liked it. And I appreciate your kind comment.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Nell, I should begin to use RG more as well. Thanks for your much appreciated comment. :)


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Ok - I'm bookmarking this one! I am starting a new regimen today :D Excellent advise and well worth the read!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Lots of useful info in here Hypnodude. Just wondering - for big kids. Sometimes I don't blame them being overweight, what with the Chemicals in food. What is the earliest age they can practice this? or is not allowed for Teenagers...?

Best Wishes.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Enelle for the kind comment and the bookmark. I'm glad you like it. Have a great weekend!


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

Very interesting............ I'd like to send this to the people who put together the school lunches for our kids, and then make a copy of the "twenty chews" for the kids. It might just have an impact if I can convince them to chew those chips while they're playing video games! :-D

Thanks,

k


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Lady_E, interesting questions. I would say that as regards eating habit they can begin when they want, chewing well is good at any age; for Self Hypnosis I would wait after becoming adults, but that's a personal point of view.

Overweight children are rarely to blame, actually is someone else who give them food. As an example until ten years old I didn't know what a candy was (thanks mum) but later I knew very well. Having said that it's all against them. In the Alternative Medicine Community there is the definition of Carbohydrates Mafia to explain how children are targeted to make money from snacks.

It works in this way: you eat one snack full of sugar, your mouth with time becomes addicted to sugar, after having eaten the snack insulin flows through your blood cleaning your veins form the high amount of glucose, suddenly the level of sugar in your blood decreases, you get hungry again and eat another snack, and another, and another. If later on you begin to have other Health issues it's even better so you can make also the Health System rich. That's why it's better a piece of bread with butter and marmalade.

Thanks for your kind comment Lady. :)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Kaie, it would be a great idea. Only that I think it's pretty difficult to chew a chip twenty times. :) And you've hit another good point, eating while playing video games is definitely a bad habit, most of the times you're not aware of what you are eating, being focused on the video game.

Thanks for your kind comment, And have a great weekend! :)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Thanks for answering my question. :)


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Porcha1979 6 years ago from Fayetteville NC

This was very informative and I am going to try your chewing experiment and get back with you.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

It's my pleasure Lady_E. :) It added some good points to the hub.:)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Yes Porcha, please do and give me your feedback, which I would appreciate very much. Thanks for your kind comment and have a great day!


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Our minds are a very powerful tool. Self hypnosis and positive thinking are the key steps. Good points that you have made.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Sandyspider, I'm glad for your appreciation and your positive comment. :)


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sammiefields2512 6 years ago from USA

Yes, I think hypnosis is the way forward when it comes to weight loss. There's already SO MUCH information about dieting and exercising, but despite all of this people are still getting bigger! We know exactly what we need to do (more exercise and eat the right foods), but we can't get our selves to take consistent action. This is because of a mental barrier formed by our need to have to be consistent with our image of ourselves. If you've always known yourself to be fat, then your mind won't allow you to lose weight simply because it fears change. My favourite hypnotist I must say is a guy called Major Mark Cunningham. Unfortunately I haven't found anything regarding weight loss on his website www.trucor.com, but there are a number of inductions that I found helpful.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks sammiefields2512, I completely agree with you, Self Hypnosis is a great help, and probably the best tool we can use for Weight Loss. Thanks for your positive comment which adds knowledge to the hub. Have a great day!


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Wow this is a challenging Hub to me! I'm going to keep these ideas in mind. I tend to love my food and it shows. Chew each mouthful 20 times? Gotta try that one out.

Love and peace

Tony


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

It will work. So simple yet amazingly useful. Thanks for your kind words Tony, I greatly appreciate them. Have a great day!


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NickSimpson 6 years ago from Jacksonville, Illinois

Great hub and as promised some very hypnotic pics :-)

Great work,

Nick

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