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Australia's Heaviest Man Turns To Hypnosis For Weight Loss


Twenty-six-year-old Ulu Tuipulotu has taken a drastic approach to weight loss. At 337 kilograms (almost 750 pounds), he is Australia's heaviest man and at the request of his clinical psychologist, he has leaned on hypnotherapy to lose weight. Before his diet, he would frequently eat a whole loaf of bread, a whole chicken and take out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - each. In between, he'd eat junk food and soft drinks.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tuipulotu started to gain weight starting at 13. He continued to try different diets but was never able to successfully lose weight.
  • Tuipulotu looked at gastric lap band surgery to help with his weight loss. Doctors told him he was too large for the surgery and would have to lose weight before they would consent to the procedure.
  • In order to lose weight, Tuipulotu contacted Stephens after he saw him on a television program. Stephens recommended that Tuipulotu see a clinical psychologist to begin hypnotherapy to change eating and lifestyle habits.

"The psychological side of weight loss is often forgotten."

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