Want to discard your extra weight?
8th November, 2016
I know I would! Sometimes it isn’t as easy as cutting portion sizes or not drinking pop, sometimes you need to look at the reasons you may pick up the extra chocolate bar, or eat all the food on your plate, even though you felt full five forkfuls ago.
As children, we are taught to “eat it all up, there are starving children in Africa!” or are given sweets as a reward, so of course, this behaviour follows into adulthood. “I must eat it all or I will feel bad” or “I did an extra set of sit-ups so I deserve this chocolate”
We then either are blessed with a body with a high enough metabolism to cope with our food intake or we pile on weight, starting the cycle of dieting and battling to lose weight and then quitting when we are disappointed with the results. Sending us right back into the same pattern of eating.
So why don’t diets work? I have been on many and always ended up giving up and eating what I was before, what we don’t realise is, again it stems back to childhood!
Think of it like this, if our parents had bought us a new toy, and we had taken it out with us to play and had misplaced it, what would our parents say to us if we returned home without it?
That’s right, “go and find it!”
Again, this programmes our subconscious to do the same with any “lost” item including weight. We by nature implicitly trust our parents, because they kept us safe and taught us all we know, but some of those lessons need to be counteracted in adulthood because we stop growing and needing quite as much food, or our belief patterns change as we mature.
Comparing that to weight… how do we look at it? “I want to lose some weight!” so by now our subconscious mind is programmed to battle against losing it and eventually go looking for what we have lost, setting us up to fail right away!
What can hypnotherapy do to help me discard weight?
Quite simply a hypnotherapist facilitates you making changes to your subconscious mind, resetting the programming from childhood, enabling you to change the way you look at food and the way your subconscious holds on to it.
By changing the wording from “losing” to “discarding” we set our subconscious mind to a helpful practice instead of looking for the “lost item” it will check on the progress of “discarding” and go on to its next job, allowing you to drop the weight without a problem.
Of course, there are some medical problems which can’t be helped in this way, but we can support you in healthy eating habits and utilise other tools to keep you focused on exercise, keeping you as fit as possible until such time medical treatments start to help.
About the author
Karen Lee has always had an interest in helping other help themselves, after two years online voluntary work in a group she set up herself, she is now a qualified hypnotherapist, EMDR specialist and is studying to achieve a BSc hons degree in psychology, looking to become a psychologist in the next few years.
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