Hypnotherapy is an effective way to change unwanted habits and behaviors. It works by using suggestions that direct your attention away from negative thoughts and feelings. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, read on to find out how hypnosis can help you achieve your goals.
Hypnosis has been used for centuries as a form of therapy. In fact, hypnosis was one of the first forms of psychotherapy developed. Today, hypnosis is still widely used to treat various psychological disorders such as anxiety, phobias, smoking cessation, and insomnia. It also works to help you with weight loss in a similar way.
What happens when you go into hypnosis?
During a hypnotic induction, the subject enters into a state of relaxation and concentration. This allows the hypnotic suggestions to guide the subject through a series of positive visualizations designed to alter his/her perception and help change habits. The subconscious mind is influenced in a positive way in order to make change easier. How does hypnosis help you lose weight? Well, self hypnosis to lose weight will include focused suggestions to help you make the necessary changes.
Why Hypnosis Works so well
In addition to being able to control one’s own thoughts, people who undergo hypnosis often report feeling more confident and relaxed. They also tend to eat less than before because they feel full after eating smaller portions and therefore they lose some weight. The changes that can happen with hypnosis are “automatic” because these changes are rooted in the subconscious mind. This is why self hypnosis is one of the best methods for weight loss.
Discover how Hypnosis can change your life forever
Hypnosis has been used for thousands of years as a form of therapy. It was first developed by ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Today, hypnotherapy is still widely practiced in Europe and North America. Using hypnosis can change your automatic reactions and habits and therefore making it easier for you to eat less, not crave foods, drink more water, feel full on less food and consequently your body changes.
How Can You Lose Weight Quickly With Hypnosis
When you first make a significant change to your diet or activity levels initially there is often a rapid weight loss. This rate of weight loss can be very motivating as you feel you are being rewarded for your efforts. You literally see the numbers going down on the scales and feel your clothes looser. It is a shame this rate of weight loss can’t continue as you eat less and exercise more, but it doesn’t. This is why diets fail, you can’t sustain the drastic changes often required on the diet because you are not being “rewarded” and it doesn’t feel fair! Keeping going with sheer willpower is incredibly hard.
So how does hypnosis help you lose weight as opposed to dieting?
When you lose weight with hypnosis it is about making changes that are sustainable longer term. To get a lasting result, these changes need to be rooted in the subconscious mind as well, rather than just the conscious mind. This eventually means that the changes just feel normal to you.
Your “New Normal”
Initially when you make these changes you will probably lose a few pounds fast at first, it will naturally then slow, that’s just the way the body works. The good news is though, you will not feel like you are on a diet and miserable because you are not on a diet at all, you are simply reacting differently. Gradually you lose weight in a healthy way and you keep that weight off because the changes are sustainable. The changes are the “new normal” for you.
What kind of changes can help you lose weight?
Snacking between meals
If snacking is a habit for you this is probably something you could address to help you lose weight. Snacking between means or snacking at night can mean you are taking in a lot of extra calories. These snacks may just be for the enjoyment of eating rather than for hunger so think about cutting out snacking. If you think of having a snack, try waiting 15 minutes and then decide do I really need that snack? Also try having a drink of water if you think of snacking.
Eating too much
Is it possible for you to reduce the size of your meals a little? When its dinner time and you feel really hungry you may be inclined to put more food out than you actually need. Reducing the size of portions is very helpful, as all those calories add up over time. Eating smaller meals also results in you adjusting to that quickly and easily. This is especially helpful if you know you are generally overeating.
Eating smaller meals may mean at first you still feel a little bit hungry, but that feeling passes quickly. You may wonder – how many calories should I eat to lose weight? Try counting calories to keep track, there are lots of free apps you can get that are very easy to use use and very helpful.
Eating for the wrong reasons
Do you eat if you are stressed, emotional or upset? Sometimes people may eat food so that it doesn’t go in the bin such as leftovers or if something is reaching its use by date. This kind of habit is definitely one to cut out! Eat ONLY when you are hungry. If you are feeling stressed perhaps have a drink of water or cup of tea instead – food will not help you.
Not Drinking Enough Water
Its amazing how many people do not drink enough water. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day can help you with weight loss. Drinking plenty of water is very good for you. Try drinking a glass of water if you are tempted to eat something you know you don’t need such as sugary snacks.
Not Being Active Enough
If you are trying to change your body and lose some weight, you may know that you don’t actually have to exercise to achieve that BUT it will help. If you do weights you may find that it negatively affects the weight loss on the scales but that you notice your clothes fit differently. This is because exercising can result in building muscle, but it will also burn fat and your body will change and become more toned. Exercise is very good for you and boosts your metabolism so it is definitely a good idea if you want to lose weight and look good.
Your motivation to lose that extra weight may ebb and flow according to what else is going on in your life. It is crucial to get your personal motivators clarified at the start. For example – Is it that you want to look good on the beach/by the pool when you go on that holiday next summer? Fix these motivator clearly and if possible have a picture or list that is motivating to you and put it somewhere you will notice it – in your purse/wallet, on the fridge door whatever works for you.