How Hypnotherapy Can Help You Lose Weight
Being overweight is one of the major predictors of poor overall health. Obesity and being overweight can lead to larger health problems developing over time. Naturally one of the main concerns that comes from overeating is developing type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes. By eating too much you can overload your pancreas, which will cause it to be unable to maintain healthy levels of blood sugar in your body. In addition to a higher risk of diabetes, people struggling with obesity are also more susceptible to heart disease later in life, disproportionately requiring surgery to deal with these conditions. In short, maintaining a healthy weight or losing weight if you are obese is vitally important to your health.
Why Do We Overeat?
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. Because of this, many people will find themselves gaining unhealthy amounts of weight due to excess consumption from high levels of stress. Of course, there are other reasons as well, but stress eating is one of the most common.
Conventional Methods of Losing Weight
Losing weight seems simple in theory—you gain weight when you take in more calories than you burn in your daily activity. So, the most obvious way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume, which will slowly make you lose weight over time. Sticking to a diet while working out is the most common way to do this. However, it is tough—if you are working out to lose weight, the heightened physical activity can make you feel like you are allowed to eat more for your meals. This mindset can put you right back at square one. Someone who exercises, but feels that he or she can then eat more will still consume more calories than he or she expended.
Lose Weight With Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy can essentially rewire your brain so that you do not feel like you need to eat as much as you do. 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 also help you develop a preference for healthy foods and wean you off fatty and sugary foods that make you gain weight at a much faster 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. Some early studies showed that people who used hypnotherapy for weight loss lost about more than twice the weight as compared to those who chose diet without any cognitive therapy.
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.
Considering Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss?
An ideal candidate for hypnotherapy is the one who is finding it difficult to stick to a healthy diet and regular exercise program because they can’t seem to change their negative habits. Your subconscious is where your habits, emotions, and addictions are present.
Hypnotherapy intends to address the subconscious to make the treatment more effective because this way, it focuses on the core issue. Hypnotherapy can also be used as a compliment with other weight loss program designed by your professionals. However, it is seen that results are better and faster with hypnotherapy.