Want to lose weight and get in shape but struggle with motivation and mindset? You’re not alone. The diet industry in the UK is massive. Roughly 2/3 of adults in the UK are overweight and 30% are classified as obese and there’s so many companies and products promising incredible results that are competing for their cash.
Hidden under all the gloss and glamour of Instamodels and celebrity spokesmodels is the truth that permanent change means having to make permanent lifestyle changes.
95% of people who lose weight by dieting will regain it within 1-5 years. Sustaining motivation over a period of many years can be difficult, if not impossible when you’re attempting to eat food you don’t like (or avoid eating food you do like). Additionally, fad diets can be harmful. There’s a large amount of research that points to low fat and low calorie dieting leading to depression and other mental health problems.
If we take a step back and think rationally, it’s obvious that long term, sustainable diet change leads to long term and sustainable weight loss. Hypnotherapy can help people successfully manage their weight over the long term. Clinical trials have shown that hypnotherapy can not only help people take weight off, but help them keep it off.
The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) says that rather than simply focusing on food, hypnotherapy takes a holistic approach, helping people to resolve the issues that have made them gain weight in the first place as well as helping them overcome the internal self-talk and beliefs that have caused them to overeat.
Learning effective stress management tools and changing negative self-talk can take away the need to battle with your willpower. Rather than medicating or soothing yourself with food, a course of hypnotherapy can help you pinpoint the reasons why you unconsciously eat. A goal of hypnotherapy is to make you feel good about yourself, improving your self-esteem and self-confidence, meaning that you feel able to enjoy life, regardless of your size. The changes that come easily and naturally help boost your new healthy lifestyle.
Successful hypnotherapy for weight loss can help you change lifelong negative habits around food and body image; by committing to a course of sessions with a qualified practitioner you can have the body and the wardrobe that you desire. If you’ve been struggling with your weight and body image, haven’t you done the same thing for long enough? To find an insured and registered hypnotherapist use the NCH therapist finder.