We all know the feeling. We finish off the last of the Christmas chocolate, drink…
Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss
It is a sad fact of life that many overweight people don’t receive the same 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 can make losing weight even more difficult. Moreover, contributing to low self-worth and feelings of self-loathing. Yet despite the general lack of understanding, an obsession with food is an addiction. Furthermore, motivation alone is rarely enough to overcome it.
Food as an addiction
There are many reasons why people become addicted to comfort eating. Addictions are an unconscious mindset, developing throughout our lives. When painful events occur, we develop coping systems to help us feel better. Our brain may get ‘hooked’ on these strategies. Unfortunately, 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.
Hypnosis for weight loss
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.
Help with dieting
Most people wanting to lose weight use various self help methods such as dieting plans which rely entirely on a person’s motivation. These methods invariably fail.
Why do you overeat?
In contrast, hypnotherapy gets to the root cause of your poor eating habits. It replaces the old negative thinking with new thoughts and behaviour. In short, having a beneficial effect on your relationship with food. As well as leading to a greater acceptance of yourself. Rather than having to battle to lose weight, sticking to a healthy eating plan becoming easier.