We all know that a healthy diet and plenty of exercise is recommended for a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, even though we know what to do it’s not always that easy! Most of us have tried all kinds of diets in the past and research shows that one in three of us is on a diet at any one time. If these diets have not worked, it’s usually because the individual has not addressed the root cause of overeating.
It is much easier said than done to only eat healthy amounts of food in order to maintain a healthy weight. For one reason, stress is a factor that causes many people to eat too much. If you constantly live with high levels of stress in your daily life, food can become a way for you to escape. Even if it feels like there are plenty of things in your life over which you have no control, you can still control the amount of food you take into your body.
The need to eat often satisfies our mind rather than the physical need to eat to survive. We have been conditioned from a very early age that food is comfort (a baby being held in their mothers arms whilst feeding) or rewarding (finishing everything on our plate makes our parents happy and therefore we may get a treat). Food is also what keeps us alive, so it’s not as if we can simply ‘give it up’, so changing the role food plays in our lives can be the key to long-term weight loss.
How Hypnosis Can Help You Lose Weight
While diets and exercise are prone to failure, hypnotherapy works by rewiring your brain so that you no longer want to eat too much. In 2014, a study was conducted on obese women that showed that the women who had undergone hypnotherapy not only lost weight but also changed their body image and eating habits. Another study was conducted in 2017 where eight obese adults and three children were taken under consideration. All of them lost weight through hypnotherapy and one of them even avoided surgery that they were going to carry.
Hypnotherapy for weight loss is a great way to work through the underlying issues of why we overeat, lack motivation to stay active or feel the way we do about weight loss, dieting, exercise and more. Hypnotherapy is a great weight loss alternative to other more harmful options such as crash dieting, medications, or invasive surgeries.
If you find yourself overeating to compensate for stress in life, hypnotherapy will help you find other ways of coping with that stress, allowing you to eat healthy amounts and start losing weight. Hypnotherapy can then help to create different attitudes towards food and allow new eating habits to be developed.
Benefits of Using Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss
- Increasing self confidence and belief so that you dofeel good about yourself
- Increase feelings of relaxation and decreasing reducing stress from your lifestyle
- Develop a new, positive self image and feel healthier
- Take back control of how much you eat and only eat until your body signals that you are full.
All this helps you to start a positive cycle for yourself, helping you to feel better, to look better, for yourself.
Whether it is a large amount of weight that you need to lose or just a few pounds, whether you have struggled with your weight for years and feel as though there is no hope, or whether you are trying to regain your figure after a pregnancy or period of incapacity, I can help.