Manage Your Weight
Use Your Mind To Manage Your Weight
If you have ever struggled with weight loss you know the frustration of having a skinny person tell you that you just need to use a little bit of willpower and determination to reach your weight loss goals. In fact, there are a lot of reasons why you may have difficulty in losing weight or, even more commonly, keeping the weight off.
One of the biggest reasons that people of all ages have problems with weight loss and weight management is because we have deep rooted messages about food that are directing our behaviour. As a child you may have been told to eat everything off your plate or specific foods were associated with rewards or special events. We may also have learned to use food as a comforter and friend if we have had difficulties in relationships and in our lives.
Change Your Thinking To Change Your Weight
If you have dieted in the past and were able to lose the weight but then had old habits take over and you gained every pound back, you probably have unhealthy thoughts about food and eating deep in your subconscious mind. Since your subconscious mind can override your conscious thoughts, you begin to fall back into overindulging, making poor food choices, or eating those high carb high sugar foods.
As this weight loss and weight gain cycle repeats, we begin to build up a negative impression of ourselves as being unsuccessful at weight loss. The more we gain the more we tell ourselves we can't maintain our weight or lose weight. Over time, these negative messages, along with those unhealthy food messages, become a part of how we view ourselves..
The key to correcting this problem is to change our thoughts at a deep, subconscious level. This is not just about learning what foods are good for you or how to substitute whole grains for processed foods. It is about changing the messages, those deep internal programs we have, about our relationship with food and our ability to make those correct choices.
Hypnosis For Weight Loss
Hypnosis for weight loss, in combination with education about food choices, portion control and a healthy lifestyle, is a very effective weight loss option. It allows you, in a relaxed state, to internalise positive messages provided by the hypnotherapist. These can include visualising images that include the habits that you want to develop such as choosing a healthy diet, wearing clothes you like, and eating out with friends while making the best food choices possible.
The key to hypnotherapy, which is different than just following a diet, is that you create the messages, ideas and images that resonate with your weight loss and health goals. This ultimately makes it far more sustainable than just avoiding a particular type of food for the rest of your life.
For some people with food addictions, anxiety or depression, therapy can also be very helpful in moving forward with their weight loss goals. Talking with the hypnotherapist and your therapist can help coordinate your sessions to maximize their effectiveness both now and into the future.