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How Hypnosis Can Help You Lose Weight

Cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and musculoskeletal disorders – these are just some of the serious health consequences from being overweight. Over the past years, obesity rates in the UK have soared dramatically. The country has the highest obesity rate in Europe, costing the UK economy with over 3 billion of British pounds per year.[1] Published by Hypnosis in London on 15 March 2017, written by Malminder Gill.

On Thursday 23rd March at 8pm, I will be live on Facebook answering all of your weight loss related questions. Please join me: https://www.facebook.com/MalminderG

If you’re tired of the cycle of overeating, feeling guilty, going on a diet, and back to overeating again, then this program can be for you, sign up for the FREE TRIAL here.

Obesity occurs when energy intake both from the food and drink consumption exceeds the body’s expenditure through metabolism and physical activity. More than just an imbalance between calorie intake and expenditure, there are several biological and societal factors that contribute to obesity. These include biology, environment, physical activity, and individual psychology.[2]

Biology

Biology is the individual’s starting point. There are certain genetic traits that may be inherited from parents such as having a large appetite. There are also rare genetic disorders such as the Prader-Willi syndrome which can contribute to the development of obesity.

Environment

There are some factors in the environment that could affect the person’s lifestyle. For instance, air pollution and issues on road safety may dissuade someone from heading outside to do more physical activity.

Physical Activity

Physical activity is one of the more important factors that can impact one’s physical health. A sedentary lifestyle greatly contributes to the growing problem of obesity. This is why the Department of Health recommends to do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise in a week to stay healthy.[3]

Individual Psychology

There are psychological factors that makes it difficult for one to control their consumption of food and doing regular physical activity.

Food may be seen as a coping mechanism for someone who is sad, anxious, lonely, and frustrated.[4] The guilt from stress eating may result to a cycle of using food to cope with distressing emotions.

Being In Denial About The Weight Problem

It’s hard for someone to do something about his/her problem if he/she doesn’t recognize the existence of such problem. Being in denial about one’s weight problem can be a hindrance towards successful weight loss.

In one study, researchers found out that fewer than 10 percent of those who are clinically obese recognize that they have a weight problem.[5] Only 11 percent of women and 7 percent of men in the study accurately acknowledged that they are obese.

Experts think that this perception in obesity has something to do with bigger sizes seen as the new ‘normal.’ This can pose a health risk as when people don’t recognize that they’re obese, they’re also not aware that they’re at risk of several health problems including cancer.

Losing Weight Through Hypnotherapy

Trying to lose weight is not easy – it’s a long and challenging journey. It can be frustrating especially if one has tried several ways of losing weight such as weight loss surgery from somewhere like https://www.peachtreebariatrics.com and is still not successful in shedding those excess pounds. Low self-esteem, boredom, and stress can build up.

For those who have been in the journey, the cycle of dieting, overeating, feeling guilty, and going on a diet again may seem familiar. This is what the popular yo-yo dieting is all about. It doesn’t work because it’s very hard to sustain.

Changing the diet can be helpful but when one only focuses on what and how much to eat, this won’t produce positive results in the long run. It’s because there are other things that can affect how the person consumes his/her food. This is why hypnotherapy becomes an invaluable tool for weight loss.

Why hypnotherapy for weight loss?

Hypnotherapy aids in weight loss because it focuses on how one feels about his/her food. Remember that one’s individual psychology contribute to obesity. When a person is depressed, anxious, or bored, he/she can get into unhealthy habits like stress eating. It can also make him/her demotivated in moving more.

Several studies have shown including this published study from the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology that hypnosis can aid in weight loss. The study is comprised of two experimental groups – one underwent hypnosis with audiotapes while the other group underwent hypnosis without audiotapes. At the end of the study, all 60 overweight women had shown successful weight loss through hypnosis.

Another study suggested that hypnosis can aid in losing those excess pounds. The study pointed out that this has something to do with the ability of hypnosis to directly suggest the amount and type of food to be eaten and creating mental imagery of living a pleasant life and achieving a desired goal.[6]

The Ultimate Weight Loss Hypnosis Program

As a hypnotherapist, I target the unconscious mind and use powerful suggestion techniques to help my clients create positive changes for themselves including losing weight.

My Ultimate Weight Loss Hypnosis program is a 6-week online program that can take you from being overweight to someone who can control cravings and empowered to achieve the weight loss goal. Every week, we will be covering one area that’s crucial for weight loss.

For 6 weeks, you will learn how to live with your feelings instead of dealing with them through food; clear your mind so you can focus to what really matters; enjoy food in reasonable quantities; control cravings and leave them behind and feel who you really want to be.

On Thursday 23rd March at 8pm, I will be live on Facebook answering all of your weight loss related questions. Please join me: https://www.facebook.com/MalminderG

If you’re tired of the cycle of overeating, feeling guilty, going on a diet, and back to overeating again, then this program can be for you, sign up for the FREE TRIAL here.

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References:
[1] “Obesity In The UK – University Of Birmingham”. Birmingham.ac.uk. N.p., 2017. Web. 2 Mar. 2017.
[2] “Causes Of Obesity :: Public Health England Obesity Knowledge And Intelligence Team”. Noo.org.uk. N.p., 2017. Web. 2 Mar. 2017.
[3] “Obesity – Causes – NHS Choices”. Nhs.uk. N.p., 2017. Web. 2 Mar. 2017.
[4] “Journal Of Lancaster General Health – Behavioral And Psychological Factors In Obesity”. Jlgh.org. N.p., 2017. Web. 2 Mar. 2017.
[5] “Nearly All Obese People Are In Denial About Their Size”. Mail Online. N.p., 2017. Web. 2 Mar. 2017.
[6] “Weight Loss Through Hypnosis: American Journal Of Clinical Hypnosis: Vol 18, No 2”. Tandfonline.com. N.p., 2017. Web. 2 Mar. 2017.
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