This week’s weight management blog focuses on the secret saboteur that may be preventing you from making progress.
Many people that choose hypnotherapy for weight management have tried many diets, exercise regimes, boot-camps and gyms. Although they tend to work initially, weeks, months or even years later people find themselves back at square one.
Being able to maintain the changes seems to be elusive for some people and once we are on the diet rollercoaster it is difficult to get off. This can lead us to believe that we can’t lose weight or that in some way we have failed.
Find your saboteur.
Hypnotherapy can help you uncover and address the reasons why your powerful unconscious mind may override your conscious efforts to control your weight.
Our relationship with food is often complex. Food can unconsciously represent many things to us – company, comfort, security, fun, among others.
Despite our best efforts, if our unconscious mind continues to tell us that eating or drinking makes us feel better it can be difficult to consciously change those patterns. Of course the irony is often that eating and drinking means that you put on weight which leads to feelings of stress that leads to eating again to make yourself feel better.
Get off the merry go round.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you increase your motivation, confidence and self-esteem whilst removing the unconscious drivers that keep you from eating healthily.
Once your unconscious is on the same page as your unconscious mind you have the perfect combination to move you forward towards a natural and healthy weight that is easy to maintain.
In a 9-week study of two weight management groups (one using hypnosis and one not using hypnosis), the hypnosis group continued to get results in the two-year follow-up, while the non-hypnosis group showed no further results (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1985).
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