Hypnosis for Weight Loss
Why Diets Don't Work
Here comes another diet fad! From no fat to mostly fat. From no carbs to complex carbs. From South Beach to the Mediterranean. From Keto to Vegan. It's confusing and contradictory and all seemingly backed by "scientific study." For the record- I am against dieting for weight loss. Here's why.
When I refer to a diet or diet plan I'm referring to diets prescribed for medical reasons, like the DASH diet or a diet to control diabetes. These are necessary and serve a healthy motivation -or- I'm referring to a satisfying and sustainable nutrition plan that allows to meet healthy body image goals and provides for our nutritional needs. What I'm against is a temporary and highly restrictive program of eating in order to lose weight.
What's the Problem With "Diets"
Plot Spoiler Alert! - Skip the magic potions—it's the healthy eating and exercise that are actually the effective ingredients.
1. As weight loss programs, diets don't work! Yes, you lose weight, but about 95% of people who lose weight by dieting will regain it in 1 to 5 years. Moreover, the deprivation of restrictive diets may lead to a diet-overeat or diet-binge cycle.
2. Fad diets can be harmful. They may lack essential nutrients and teach you nothing about healthy eating. This is the beginning of "yo-yo dieting," which can bring its own health problems in its wake.
3. Overly restrictive diets can take all the pleasure out of eating.
4. Dieting, along with compulsive weighing, can lead to eating disorders.
5. Being obese or overweight can be caused by early life trauma. There is a well-documented research on the obesity-trauma connection.
Permanent and Healthy Weight Loss and Control
1. Lose the diet mindset. Instead think about a Healthy Eating Plan that you could live with and enjoy for life.
2. Address the underlying causes of emotional eating, overeating, and bingeing.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Therapeutic Hypnosis for Weight Control
Hypnotherapy can help clients identify the feelings and situations behind emotional over-eating and replace it with healthier self-care patterns. Diets work at the conscious mind level. This means they require significant energy and will-power! Think about that for a moment...are we more apt to do what we know we should do or what we feel we should do? Would a lifestyle choice of healthy food and exercise that we not only knew we should do but also felt like doing be sustainable? This concept can't be stressed enough, because if you always felt like eating healthy and exercising, you wouldn't be having this issue!
With Therapeutic Hypnosis we can address the subconscious mind, where feelings come from. Emotional eating, chronic snacking, over-eating and bingeing are often associated with the desire to distract from painful, unwanted, or misunderstood feelings. It's the subconscious mind attempting to feel better, but instead, excess weight becomes its own painful issue. Once we habitualize this feeling-eating response (which often begins at a young age) our overall feelings of control and self suffer..we, in effect, become what we hate.
Hypnosis will help you deal with the feelings at the core of your weight issues. It doesn't erase them; it sets you free from them by transforming them into something better and you end up feeling emotionally lighter. Guess what happens when you experience emotional lightness? Your body wants to catch up!
Our weight control method is all about working with your mind and not against it. I customize each program for your individual needs and help you lastingly free yourself of limiting beliefs, negative self and body image, and eliminate cravings.
"Practice makes perfect." Just like one Yoga class does not produce a flat stomach, one hypnosis session cannot shape up your feeling-food response and self-image. But a Therapeutic Hypnosis plan and regularly listening to our audio recordings can deeply transform you and give you the boost that will:
charge up your resolve to keep to your slimming plan
equip you with powerful, effective ways to make new choices
help you avoid getting ambushed by yourself or others
help you reach and maintain your long-term goals
Therapeutic Hypnosis will help empower you to approach your physical goals with positivity and help you create a relationship with food based on emotional intelligence. Just imagine how easy and permanent the transformation will occur when it comes from a positive WANT...not a negative HAVE TO...