Hypnosis has shown people around the world that there is a way to a better life. For some people, hypnosis is used to alleviate pain, for some to stop smoking, for others, to gain confidence. While hypnosis does in fact provide benefit in each of these areas, along with a multitude of others, probably one of the greatest is that of losing weight. In addition to using hypnosis to lose weight, you can also use hypnosis to keep it off forever.
Today, people are becoming more aware of their bodies and the importance of being at a healthy weight. However, with fast food restaurants, processed dinners, candy, cookies, soda, and all the other tempting food and drinks we are all faced with daily, it is no wonder why so many people are dealing with the battle of the bulge. The problem is that excess weight leads to all types of health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, stress on bones, and more! Therefore, losing weight and getting back to a healthy weight is imperative. Keep in mind that being healthy does not mean you have to be stick thin but it does mean to get to a point where the stress on the body is eliminated.
Most people struggle with a lack of motivation when it comes to weight loss. Remember, to lose weight, it has to be a lifetime change of eating and exercise and it should be done slowly so the weight stays off. Because a two-pound a week loss is healthy and normal, it takes time. Therefore, it is essential to stay motivated and encouraged so the ultimate goal can be reached. With hypnosis, your subconscious mind can be boosted for better determination and motivation to help keep you on track to your weight loss goal.
One of the things that hypnosis can do is retrain your subconscious mind to stop craving foods that are fattening such as excessive carbohydrates, high sugar foods, and fats. With hypnosis, you will be amazed at how you soon begin to crave good foods, more fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, foods that are healthy and nonfattening. Through the power of positive suggestion, your mind switches gears so that lasting weight loss becomes a part of your everyday life. The result of this is that even after the weight comes off, you no longer have those old desires for bad food.
What hypnotherapists or even self-hypnosis does if teach your subconscious mind to "think thin". We need to face that craving foods is something almost everyone deals with at one time or another. This overwhelming desire makes it near impossible to stay on a diet so weight loss goals are reached. With hypnosis, you do not have to walk around feeling guilty or struggling with these types of desires.
You see, people who do not battle with weight actually think differently than people with a weight problem. As an example, a thin person may give some thought to having a piece of pie but the more they think about it, the less desirable that piece of pie becomes. Now, for the overweight person, the more the pie is thought of, the more intense the desire to eat it becomes. Soon, the pressure is simply too much, the person gives in, and the weight keeps piling on. Hypnosis teaches the mind to stop desiring food so you think about it less and less, thus thinking thin.
For things in life to be achieved, the mind has to have a clear plan that can be executed. Therefore, to lose weight, the mind must have a process to follow. By using hypnosis, the subconscious mind is trained through positive suggestions or a guide if you will. What happens is that your conscious efforts become empowered along with the subconscious mind. With this, you are enabled to work effortlessly toward your goal since the mind is simply following the instructions of which it has been taught.
Finally, hypnosis can teach you how to recognize the difference between real hunger pangs and emotional eating. Unfortunately, emotional, binge, and boredom eating are common problems associated with weight gain. For instance, if you have recently undergone a divorce, you may turn to food as comfort. If you are sitting home alone on a Saturday night with nothing to do, you might turn to food out of boredom. This type of eating is dangerous, allowing the pounds to creep up. However, hypnosis can be extremely beneficial by teaching the subconscious mind to avoid these types of eating, which in turn causes the conscious mind to make better, healthier decisions.