“Being able to persist is not the most important thing-the ability to start over is” F Scott Fitzgerald
There’s no denying it – trying to lose weight can be a long and challenging journey. If you’ve ever tried and failed to lose weight before then you probably know just how frustrating it can be – especially when feelings like stress, low self-esteem, sadness and boredom crop up.
It’s not unusual for people to get into a cycle of dieting, overeating, feeling guilty and dieting again. This is known as ‘yo-yo dieting’ and makes weight-loss difficult to sustain.
While fad diets and nutrition plans focus on what you eat and how often, hypnotherapy for weight-loss changes how you feel about what you eat. For instance – on a diet you might eat a carrot and wish you were eating a carrot cake, but with hypnotherapy you can learn to enjoy the carrot and not give that cake a second thought. It might be hard to imagine a world where you’d happily turn down your favourite food for something healthier, but with certain weight-loss hypnotherapy techniques it may be possible to change your thinking patterns and gain control over cravings in a way that doesn’t depress you.
By targeting the unconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques, a hypnotherapist will help you develop a new, positive relationship with food and exercise. The aim of hypnotherapy for weight-loss is to make you feel confident about your body, change any negative thoughts about eating and help you lose weight responsibly without impacting your emotional well-being.
How does hypnosis for weight-loss work?
Hypnotherapy for weight-loss is becoming increasingly accepted, and people all over the world are finding it a beneficial means of maintaining a healthy weight in the long-term. Despite its growing popularity however, hypnosis for weight-loss is still met with some scepticism. Many people are still unsure about what hypnotherapy involves and how it works.
While each case is different because everyone has different reasons for wanting to lose weight, some suggestions you might encounter during hypnotherapy for weight-loss include:
- Envisioning the body you want or the level of fitness/health you wish to achieve.
- Imagining how you will feel with your new look and health.
- Imagining yourself reaching that goal effortlessly.
- Seeing how much you will have improved from today.
- Imagining how energised and confident you will feel.
- Realising that the more you exercise, the more you will want to exercise and the easier it will become to do so.
- Whenever you get the urge to eat something unhealthy, or eat when you’re not hungry, imagine not reaching your goal and think about how that will make you feel.
These visualisations and many, many more are designed to empower you so that you can take control of your choices. Hopefully through weight-loss hypnosis you will learn to enjoy the taste of healthy food and stop craving sugary, fatty foods. You should also learn to enjoy your body and not see it as a source of anxiety. By tackling those deep feelings that form the foundations of your eating habits, hypnosis for weight-loss can help you adopt a healthier lifestyle and a happier mind set.