Successful weight loss requires a change of heart, which in turn calls for a new way of thinking.
Food has become such a source of anxiety for so many people that the whole idea of dieting has become somewhat counterproductive. You spend so much time thinking about the things you can’t eat, looking forward to the next meal, battling your hungry inner demons and generally feeling sorry for yourself that food becomes this big source of worry in life.
This level of stress can cause the body to store more fat because survival instincts kick in and the body thinks if it’s in trouble, it might need to preserve more energy.
At the same time, denying yourself the things you want for a long time can lead to a big binge, or a ‘reward’ mentality, where you believe you deserve to eat because you’ve been so good. All of these habits can make weight loss not only difficult, but deeply unsatisfying.
Hypnotherapy teaches new ways of thinking. Through techniques such as neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), a hypnotherapist can encourage you to look positively at food.
Instead of associating it with the feeling of guilt and being fat, you can learn to take pleasure in the act of eating. You can learn to take time over the preparation and consumption of your food and take more notice of you body’s signals, which we all too often ignore.
By becoming more self-aware, it is possible to eat only when you need food and stop when you’re only eating for the taste and sensation. You can also learn what’s good for your body; what’s fuelling your muscles and heart, and what’s clogging everything up.
By learning to see food as a source of energy rather than a source of pain, sensible weight loss suddenly becomes much easier and infinitely more enjoyable.
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