It is a sad fact of life that many overweight people tend not to be given the same sort of compassion or understanding as people that battle with other forms of addictions, such as smokers or alcoholics. They are often ridiculed or seen as weak with no self control.
For an overweight individual this judgement from others can make losing weight even more difficult and can contribute to low self-worth and feelings of self-loathing. Yet despite the general lack of understanding, an obsession with food is an addiction and unfortunately motivation alone is rarely enough to overcome it
There are many reasons why people become addicted to comfort eating. Addictions are an unconscious mindset, which develops throughout our life .When painful events occur, our minds help us handle these unpleasant experiences by creating coping systems. As we discover ways that help us feel better, our brain may get ‘hooked’ on these strategies, driving us to do the same thing every time we are feeling hurt or upset.
An example of this is when children get rewarded for good behaviour with junk food items. This can result in the development of life-long habitual patterns, where these types of food are connected to feeling loved. So when the person is feeling unhappy their first instinct is not to think about the situation or talk to someone regarding it, but to search for food to comfort themselves.
If you are overweight and recognise this psychological hunger, weight loss hypnosis can help you to gain greater awareness of your addictive programme. A hypnotherapist will help you get to the root cause of your overeating and create new life long habits, which will give you more control and self discipline. You to be able to choose more positive ways of dealing with problems without reaching for food.
Most people who want to lose weight use various self help methods such as dieting plans which rely entirely on a person’s motivation. These methods invariably fail. In contrast hypnotherapy gets to the fundamental cause of your poor eating habits. It replaces the old negative thinking with new thoughts and behaviour which have a beneficial effect on your relationship with food and leads to a greater acceptance of yourself. Rather than having to battle to lose weight, sticking to a healthy eating plan and choosing healthy foods will become easier when you have developed a new train of thought related to food.