Ditch the diet and get trim for 2014
Now is the time we are all thinking about the extra weight we put on over Christmas and the New Year and the dread of yet another diet is starting to kick in!
What denial and misery are you going to put yourself through this time? Maybe you can live on fruit smoothies for a while or try the 5-2 diet again? The trouble is we know diets don’t work long term. They go against nature. They rely solely on your will power which involves conscious action, whereas eating patterns are driven by your unconscious. We need these two parts of the mind to work together. Unless we do this, the chances are as soon as you come off the diet the pounds will start to pile back on. What is more, for some of us, we end up heavier than we started!
Well don’t blame yourself too much. There are biological and psychological reasons for this yo-yo pattern. When you diet you feel denied: deprived of the food you’d like. You feel hungry and miserable. Your unconscious mind reacts as it would in times of famine, and this can disturb our natural digestive processes, upsetting the normal chemical balance. The great news is that there is a solution and it does not involve dieting alone. It’s your programming that has gone awry, allowing you to override the natural signals that tell you to stop eating when you are full. In the past you started to eat for reasons other than hunger, and you continued to eat when you were comfortably full. The reasons may have been valid at the time but they are getting in the way of what you now want. We consequently need to work at this deeper, unconscious level. It’s a bit like removing a virus from your computer. No matter how much new software you buy, nothing changes unless you remove that virus.
The good news is you can get to that unconscious programme with the help of hypnosis and remove the ‘virus’ that’s stopping you get the life you want. Now, of course to lose weight you have to consume fewer calories and / or exercise more to burn calories up. We will awaken the natural digestive processes you were born with so that you eat when you are hungry and stop when you are comfortably full, without dieting. Although a conscious commitment must be made to stop eating as soon as you reach this comfortable feeling, with the help of hypnosis the unconscious mind supports the conscious mind, instead of sabotaging it. Weight loss using hypnotherapy can thus help you re-programme your unwanted habits and behaviour for good.
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