Are you still trying to lose weight?

weight loss hypnosis northern beachesCan weight loss hypnotherapy really work?

So you’ve tried just about everything to lose weight but nothing has worked. You’ve tried meal replacement shakes, liquid diets, skipping meals, fasting, excessive exercising, counting calories, cutting out one food group, and even eating just one type of food. Nothing has worked – fad diets that are trendy for a while are always replaced by something else that’s just as unhealthy and ineffective.

Even if you do lose weight, it doesn’t stay off for long because as soon as you return to eating normally the kilos begin to pile back on again. The problem is that you do need to eat normally. No one can live an exciting and fulfilling life eating diet shakes or cabbage soup forever. You need a plan that allows you to eat food that’s healthy and tasty, whilst still achieving a normal weight and comfortably maintaining it forever.

Let’s not forget that the reason you want to lose weight is not just to look and feel better, it’s also because being overweight can seriously damage your health.

Why is losing weight important?

Did you know that the Australian government has reported that 25% of children and teens aged 2-17 years of age were overweight or obese in 2017-18? They also stated that 36% of adults over the age of 18 were overweight and 31% were obese. In total, that’s 1.2 million children and 12.5 million adults who are either overweight or obese in Australia.

The Australian government has even gone so far as to state that being overweight or obese is a public health issue. That’s because excess weight increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint pain and some cancers.

On the other hand, maintaining a healthy weight throughout your life reduces all these risks and provides a much better quality of life, particularly as we age. So losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight are both vital to living a healthy, happy life. However, if you’ve tried every diet and strategy in the known universe to lose weight and you’re still struggling, it’s likely that you’ll eventually become fixated on losing weight.

This fixation can put you into a spiral where you constantly move from one diet to another, always looking for the next miracle that will achieve the results you desire. You’ll agree that this can’t be a healthy attitude. So finding a strategy that works and helps you finally get off the diet rollercoaster and achieve a healthy weight can have lots of physical and mental benefits.

Why do people keep using fad diets?

Whilst losing weight and maintaining your ideal weight are both important for health reasons, it’s the trends and quick fixes that can do more harm than good. Why do people look for fast ways to lose weight? Well, it’s usually because they feel ashamed of the way they look and once they’ve decided to focus on their weight loss goals, they want to do it fast.

The problem is that losing weight using fad diets and extreme exercise isn’t something that you’re likely to want to keep doing for a long time. So you lose the weight, and then it all comes back again! Most people who use these quick fixes tend to yo-yo up and down with their weight, making them even more unhappy because they can’t maintain their weight loss.

A recent study found that yo-yo dieting may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. So all these weird and wonderful fad diets not only stop you from losing weight (because you regain the lost weight when you stop the diet) but also have the potential to negatively affect your health.

So if you’ve been battling your weight with little success, have you tried hypnotherapy?

How can hypnotherapy help you lose weight?

Once you step off this merry-go-round of gaining and losing weight, you’ll feel much better both physically and mentally.  Just not having to constantly punish your body with fad diets and extreme exercise can instantly make you feel calmer and less stressed.

This is where hypnotherapy comes into the picture because it can help you step away from this never-ending cycle of dieting and regaining weight. Hypnosis helps you think about your body in a different light. Essentially, it helps you replace your negative eating patterns with positive eating patterns, giving you control over your weight.

That’s because hypnotherapy helps you achieve positive results almost instantly. You’ll quickly become more confident in yourself and your ability to make the right decisions. It’s so good to know that you can keep yourself on track to reach your goal weight without fad diets and without stressing about everything you put on your plate.

What happens during a hypnosis weight loss session?

Each hypnosis session begins with your therapist guiding you into a deep feeling of relaxation. With both your body and mind in a deeply relaxed state, your hypnotherapist can speak to your subconscious mind and find out why you have these negative eating patterns.

With this knowledge from your subconscious now freely available, your hypnotherapist may use visualisations to aid in your weight loss. The purpose of these visualisations is to suggest a more positive pattern of eating, one that will help you achieve your desired weight loss.

Some of these visualisations include imagining the look of your body and the level of fitness you want to achieve or how you’ll feel when you reach your ideal weight. As you can appreciate, these are simple, but very powerful visualisations that help you take control of your choices. Hypnotherapy can even help you enjoy the taste of healthy food and stop craving sugary or fatty foods!

Don’t worry! You can still enjoy a piece of cake or banana bread with friends!  It’s just that hypnotherapy helps you make better choices. You’ll also come to understand that healthy foods are now your fuel, rather than the high-fat and high-sugar foods that made you gain weight.

Hypnosis can also help you feel better about the shape of your body and not feel anxious every time you look in the mirror. These feelings will also come more naturally as you notice the kilos dropping away and you’ll soon find yourself searching for mirrors to check out your new and improved appearance!

Does hypnotherapy take away your control?

Some people don’t trust hypnosis because they believe that it can make them lose control and do things they wouldn’t normally countenance. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There’s no reason to feel worried that you won’t be in control of yourself during your sessions because your hypnotherapist can’t make you do anything you don’t want to do.

You can freely reject any of the suggestions your hypnotherapist provides to your subconscious mind. This brings up a good point which is that you must be committed to losing your excess weight because we can’t make you do something you don’t want to do. As with all hypnotherapy treatments, your commitment to the process and your desire to achieve your goals are vital to your success with hypnotherapy.

When you freely commit to losing weight, you automatically begin to influence your subconscious mind.  That’s because your subconscious mind doesn’t think for itself, it simply goes along with your conscious decisions. So you want your conscious and subconscious minds on the same page and walking in lockstep. This is why your hypnotherapist speaks to your subconscious mind.

Using hypnotherapy, your hypnotherapist communicates directly with your subconscious, suggesting specific changes in your behaviour and your beliefs that help you lose weight. It’s much faster than trying to persuade yourself to lose weight, which we know hasn’t worked to date!

Why have you previously been unable to lose weight?

If you’ve tried to lose weight and failed, again and again, you’re not alone. The causes for these failures are often deeply rooted in your subconscious mind, which is why speaking to your subconscious is such a fundamental part of your hypnotherapy sessions. In other words, you might consciously think that you need to lose weight and want to do it, but there may be blocks in your subconscious mind that make you sabotage your efforts.

During your hypnosis sessions, we’ll explore these blocks, giving you the power to break through these barriers and take control of your eating patterns.

Will hypnotherapy help you manage your weight loss?

Hypnotherapy can help you tackle the deep-down beliefs and feelings that support your negative eating patterns. You’ll replace them with a healthier mindset focused on healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.

Hypnosis has helped many people improve their eating habits and manage their weight loss. It doesn’t work for everyone, but if you support your sessions with a healthy diet and sensible fitness routine, you have every chance of being successful.

If you’d like to explore how hypnotherapy can help you achieve your weight loss goals, contact Skye on 0402 006 985 for a free 15 min consultation.