Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows how daunting the task can be. Stress, low-self-esteem and other emotional issues lead to cravings and comfort eating – two of the most important reasons for the inability to lose weight and to maintain the results. |
Dieting often results in a cycle – deprivation, overeating, experiencing guilt, dieting and repeating the cycle from the beginning. Needless to say, it leads to no results.
The Problem with Diets
The main problem with all kinds of diets is that they focus exclusively on nutrition. For many people, the issue is emotional. Eating provides a sense of comfort and wellbeing and this link has to be broken for weight loss to be achieved.
Hypnotherapy addresses these emotional issues. Some techniques can even teach you to enjoy healthy foods instead of your favourite chocolate cake. Changing the way you feel about food is the foundation of healthy and successful weight loss.
Changing thinking patterns will also make it much easier to deal with cravings and to control them without feeling deprived and depressed.
Assess Your Need to Lose Weight
Society, media and the fashion industry set impossible standards. Many people are eager to lose weight, despite the fact that they do not need to. Often, the problem stems from the lack of self-confidence and unhappiness with one’s own body.
To figure out whether you need to lose weight, answer the following questions: • Is your body mass index (BMI) higher than 25? • Are you a man whose waist circumference exceeds 37 inches or a woman whose waist circumference is more than 32 inches? • Do you have a high body fat percentage? • Do you experience joint or knee pains when standing up for a longer period of time? • Are you suffering from a weight-related condition like high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes?
Apart from experiencing these issues, you may also be having emotional problems like the lack of self-confidence, anxiety, stress and depression. They are contributing factors to uncontrollable eating and experiencing difficulties with handling cravings.
Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss: How does It Work?
As already mentioned, hypnotherapy uses a different approach to deal with the problem and to help you overcome cravings or the other factors that are contributing to the accumulation of excess weight. Hypnotherapy induces a state of deep relaxation, during which the therapist will act as a guide and help you access your sub-consciousness to break unhealthy habits and to make it easier for you to cope with emotional issues.
The hypnotherapist will first explore the reasons for overeating and for being incapable to lose weight. Knowing what causes the problem is the only way to find a lasting solution.
Next, the therapist will suggest healthier habits that will replace the old patterns of behaviour and coping mechanisms. The therapy can be efficient in the long run, replacing fad diets and other dangerous methods of losing a lot of weight but still experiencing emotional distress.
To figure out whether hypnotherapy is the right option, you will have to give it a try. A skilled therapist will make the process easier and help you overcome all of the psychological issues that are leading to the lack of self-confidence and the resorting to food for comfort.
David Samson is a regular advisor to BBC Radio London, his work has been featured in The Times, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and the Evening Standard. Using gentle & sympathetic techniques developed over 10 years practicing effective weight loss Hypnosis treatments.
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