Have you struggled to lose weight over the past few months or even years? Are you fed up with diets that never seem to work?
Well you’re not on your own. Statistics show in the UK alone, more than one in four adults are trying to lose weight most of their lives. More than 60% of adults are either overweight or obese, with these figures continuing to rise.
There are many different factors why a person may be overweight and struggle to shift excess weight. Hypnotherapy works on the basis that it can be these unconscious thought processes that cause us to behave in ways that consciously, we would prefer not to. Hypnotherapy is about waking people out of these trance states which can lead to unwanted behaviour like overeating, smoking or negative thinking.
Should you be considering hypnosis for the first time, you may be slightly apprehensive not knowing what to expect. Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation during which your sub-conscious mind becomes more susceptible and open to suggestion. Contrary to some depictions of hypnosis, people who have been hypnotised do not lose control over their behaviour. In fact they typically remain aware of who and where they are, and they usually remember what transpired during hypnosis.
It is important people know about the health benefits of losing weight and the reasons behind wanting to lose weight. Hypnotherapy looks at the package as a whole. This includes looking at a person’s behaviours and emotions around food. By doing this it highlights what changes need to be made in order to see results, working on self-control so they are able to choose more positive and healthy habits.
Habits are a very difficult thing to break as human beings are creatures of repeating patterns. However, hypnotherapy can help break those habits in order to help gain a healthier way of living. And also get a clearer understanding of what’s going on.
Exercise can be just as important as food intake, so whether you are a lover of exercise or you are somebody who dislikes any form of exercise, hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool to help you find the motivation within yourself.
Hypnotherapy can help with
- Finding new and healthy habits.
- Reducing snacking and eating.
- Finding motivation for exercise.
- Reducing alcohol intake.
Getting into the right frame of mind to lose weight can be half the battle for some people. Get your head in good shape and allow your body to follow. Maintaining a healthy weight should be a long-term goal and not a short-term obsession.
It is highly likely there are underlying psychological and/or emotional causes for overeating, over indulging, binge eating and eating in secret.
During hypnosis you tend to be more receptive. This gives your hypnotherapist the opportunity to access sections of the unconscious you might usually suppress.
Your hypnotherapist will inject motivation and a sense of well-being into your life. Hypnotherapy can help you make appropriate health choices and carry out appropriate amounts of exercise, meaning moving your body more and not suffering at the gym everyday!
Changing your eating habits to lose weight can also be supported with the use of mobile apps such as MyFitnessPal.
If you’re overweight, have type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, a balanced diet, regular physical activity and living a healthy lifestyle can help to lower your blood sugar, improve your health and help you feel better.