Weight Loss is not a physical challenge it’s a mental one
The first thing I tell my weight-loss clients is that I am not a nutritionist, a personal trainer nor an expert on physical fitness, but I can tell you from experience that the Key to losing weight is not only exercise, but changing the way you eat and relate to food in general.
A recent editorial appeared in the British Journal of Sports medicine entitled ¨It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet¨. According to experts such as London Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, the food industry is to blame for encouraging people to believe that exercise can counteract the impact of unhealthy eating.
While I personally believe that exercise is an important variable in the weight loss equation, it is clearly not the most important thing. The most important aspect is to change the meaning food has for you.
Perhaps you have become a yo-yo dieter. Taking up every new Celebrity diet that comes along, losing weight and then putting it back on as soon as you lose interest or motivation.
The truth is that sustainable weight loss is the result of a lifestyle change that recognises your unconscious patterns around food is just that, unconscious. The motivation to have bikini body cor ripped abs is all well and good, but only a sincere desire to be a truly healthy person will bring those results as part of your life long-term.
You see, naturally thin people also eat cake, and Ice cream and pizza but they don’t eat them to excess because they are not emotionally eating. They are not trying to fill an emotional need by stuffing their bodies with food.
Hypnotherapy can help you change your beliefs around food. If your Mother always said ¨finish everything on your plate, think about all those starving Kids in Africa¨, you might well have the unconscious belief that you Must finish all the food on the plate because otherwise…those kids will go hungry? You see, you know you can’t eat enough to put food in THEIR bellies, but somehow that belief has become an unconscious pattern and you behave as if it were true. The good news is that compulsive behaviours around food can be changed!
Advanced hypnotherapy can also help you to learn to accept yourself as you are while giving you the motivation to keep on changing for the better and processes such as the Hypnotic Gastric-Band can bring you the psychological help you need to keep the weight off for good.
If you are interested in getting to and staying at the correct, healthy weight for you contact me for a free 30 min consultation and we can find out whether hypnotherapy is right for you,