Aussie man who lost 200kg says hypnotherapy saved him

In 2012, Jordan Tirekidis weighed 310kg. Source: A Current Affair
In 2012, Jordan Tirekidis weighed 310kg. Source: A Current Affair

AN Aussie man who lost more than 200kg says he has hypnotherapy to thank for saving his life.

Jordan Tirekidis, 47, weighed a whopping 310kg back in 2012, Nine's A Current Affair reported.

Today, Mr Tirekidis has lost an outstanding 202.4kg, now weighing in at 107.6kg.

"I've been reborn, the old Jordan is gone and I'm a new person," Mr Tirekidis told the show.

Motivational speaker and hypnosis guru Mark Stephens has been treating Mr Tirekidis of at the Little Forest Health Retreat on the New South Wales South Coast over the last two-and-a-half years.

"Nobody in Australia has shed 200 kilos," Mr Stephens said.

"The mind is the ultimate weapon we have in the battle of the bulge."

Jordan Tirekidis now weighing 107kg, speaks with A Current Affair's Brady Halls.
Jordan Tirekidis now weighing 107kg, speaks with A Current Affair's Brady Halls.

Mr Stephans says hypnosis is the only way to convince the mind to change habits and make you want to eat right and exercise.

"Jordan was eating himself to death one mouthful at a time," Mr Stephens said.

Jordan, of Dulwich Hill, Sydney, had to use a a weigh-bridge at the local tip to measure his weight.

It was following a week of starvation after having his tonsils removed at age nine when Jordan began to eat.

"I was always feeling hungry. I started overeating and haven't stopped" said Jordan on Mr Stephen's website.

"Like most of us Jordan has been carrying around a fair bit of emotional baggage and had imprisoned himself with limiting beliefs,'' Mr Stephens explained.

"Negative self talk is one of the most destructive things in life and one of the main reasons most people fail on a diet.

"I'm not good enough". has now become, I am worthy, I am responsible and I am more than good enough. "Why bother" has become, "I know better, I am capable, It's worth it, I'm worth it."

Recently celebrating his 44th birthday Jordan realised he needed to do something before it was too late.

He did not want to resort to weight loss surgery and after failing on countless diets contacted Mr Stephens.

"I have worked with a lot of overweight people but Jordan is the heaviest by more than 100 kilos,'' Mr  Stephens said.

At 6' 3" in height Jordan had a waist measuring two metres and according to doctors is at risk of heart disease, liver disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and stroke.

More on this at 9 Nine News


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