We are aware that in order to maintain an ideal weight we need to have a healthy and balanced diet and take plenty of exercise. But some of us can find it very difficult to either put on weight or to lose it.
There can be many reasons for this: we can be so busy with our life that we do not find time to shop for good food and prepare it; we can be experiencing feelings of low self-esteem, leading to sabotaging behaviour; we might equally have unhelpful beliefs such as needing to be a certain size to appear attractive to our partners, fitting in with what society deems to be the perfect size or simply having the perfect physique. However, what society deems to be perfect may not necessarily be in our best interests.
The benefits of maintaining a healthy weight are numerous and include:
- Decreased risk of diabetes
- Lowered blood pressure
- Decreased risk of heart disease
- Decreased risk of certain cancers
- Improved mobility
- Improved skins texture, stronger hair and nails
We are constantly bombarded with television programmes, advertising and social media feeds full of pictures of food, and the presence of these can make the temptation to veer away from healthy or intuitive eating very strong.
How hypnotherapy can help
Hypnosis for weight loss can be an effective method in challenging the negative beliefs and moments of temptation that prevent our living a healthier life. The aim of hypnotherapy for weight management is to help us feel confident about our body, change negative thoughts about eating and help us gain or lose weight responsibly without affecting our emotional well-being. By targeting the unconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques, we can develop a positive relationship with food and exercise which is key to a healthy diet and long-term weight management.