Hypnosis and weight loss: The answer you’ve been looking for?

If you’re trying to lose weight, it can be easy to become discouraged. Losing a few pounds can be exhilarating, but sometimes it can seem even easier to put those pounds (and more) back on. Often weight gain is not about food. Our emotions can trigger us to eat. Some people are addicted to food, and just as an alcoholic will reach for the bottle in a stressful situation, a food addict might reach for a bag of potato chips.

Many of us have no idea what’s at the root of our food problems. Hypnosis may help us to discover the reasons we eat. Once we discover those reasons, we can move forward and begin to change those behaviors and improve our health. If you’ve ever thought about trying to lose weight through hypnosis, it might be worth doing some serious exploring.

Hypnosis is powerful because it allows us to delve into our subconscious minds, which are responsible for most of our actions. Consciously, we may think we’re moving through life doing ok, but subconsciously, there may be trauma and pain that lies just beneath the surface, wreaking havoc on our lives every so often.

By using hypnosis, we discover what’s going on in our subconscious. We may discover that we’re not over an event from our childhood. We may discover that we’re acting on a belief that is no longer accurate. We may discover that the hurtful words said to us by jealous peers are still reverberating over and over and over again inside of our subconscious minds. We may discover that we eat whenever something reminds us of a painful time. Once we realize this, we can be aware of when we feel vulnerable and we can make a choice to put the food down and do something different.

If we don’t get to the root of our emotional problems, a diet is destined to fail. We can change behaviors, but the moment we’re triggered, our subconscious thoughts will take over and cause us to go back to those same harmful patterns.

One way to get to the root of your food behaviors is to keep a food journal — not just of what you eat, but what you’re feeling every time you have the desire to eat. You’ll begin to realize that you don’t always wait until you’re hungry to eat. That’s a first step in taking back control of your eating habits and your health. Hypnosis can help you to take the process even further and change your eating behaviors permanently.


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