One of the most common ways people use hypnosis is to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Most specifically, for weight loss.
Hypnosis can often help promote lasting weight loss more effectively than other diets.
Because hypnosis works with the subconscious mind, it can help people achieve their health and fitness goals in ways other diets or programs can’t.
Diets = Imbalance
Typical diets create an imbalance in your body in some way – an ongoing calorie deficit, restrictions on certain foods and food groups, and even sometimes an excess of certain food groups.
All of these create imbalance and are also impossible to maintain for the long term.
That’s why people will lose weight – sometimes too quickly – but then as soon as the diet is “broken,” they’ll gain it all back.
And that initial success convinces people that the diet worked and it’s the “bad” food that is the real problem.
How Can Hypnosis Help?
Hypnosis approaches health and fitness and weight loss from a totally different aspect.
Many people who struggle with their weight do so because of their eating habits. And most fall into one of three categories of eaters:
- Emotional Eater – (Bad day? Have some cake. Good day? Have some cake!)
- Conditioned Eater – (Clean your plate! Veggies are gross!)
- Fog Eater – (where did that bag of chips go? I swear I only had 3!)
Because hypnosis engages the subconscious mind, as a team, we are able to tackle more aspects of the weight loss issue than any one diet can, including:
- Forming a new emotional relationship with food
- Building confidence & overall self-esteem
- Creating healthier eating habits
- Encouraging new, healthier cravings
- Restoring natural reflexes and systems in your body
- Natural detoxification
Notice anything totally different about this list? If you noticed it’s all about adding healthy things and not taking anything away or having any crazy “rules”, you win!!
New Relationship with Food
This is key for the emotional eaters and fog eaters. Hypnosis retrains your subconscious mind to not relate food to comfort or reward, or boredom for those fog eaters.
Building Confidence and Self-Esteem
Hypnosis can do wonders in this department, and this is one huge reason why it’s an amazing tool to use alongside health and fitness.
Many people have hidden issues and insecurities surrounding their weight that keep them from losing weight to begin with – either they don’t believe they really can, they believe there’s some deeper reason for their weight problem, or some even believe they don’t really deserve to be thinner and healthier.
Because hypnosis can help remove all of these blocks, it opens up the door to success.
Creating Healthier Eating Habits
For fog eaters and conditioned eaters, the habits surrounding food may be all out of whack and causing weight gain. Sometimes even if the food you’re eating is healthy!
How? Hypnosis can teach you how to only eat when you need to, how to avoid snacking without even thinking about it, and how to eat only as much as you need to.
Creating Healthier Cravings
Here’s a true story about me. For the first 38 years of my life, I hated lettuce. I mean hated it. The idea of eating leaves was just gross to me. And because of that, getting a lot of veggies was a little more difficult, since lettuce is everywhere.
And now, as a result of hypnosis, I literally crave salads. Not all the time. But way more often than I used to. In fact, I’ve had 3 this week!!
Some people don’t like the taste of water. And that leads to not drinking enough of it.
Water is the one thing we absolutely need to live and cannot exist without, but some people just don’t like it.
To clarify, hypnosis can retrain your body and your mind to enjoy things that are healthy for it, like nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables and WATER.
Restoring Natural Systems
This part may sound a bit “out there,” but let me explain.
The subconscious mind can literally reprogram and balance our natural systems, like digestion, metabolism, and hormone balance.
Our bodies’ systems are all controlled by our subconscious mind. We breathe, we digest, we circulate blood, all without ever giving it a thought.
As a result of speaking directly to the subconscious mind, we can direct it to regulate these systems.
With a more balanced digestive system, higher metabolism, and balanced hormones, the body is in a much better place to reach its ideal weight.
This is the final step.
Why? Because a healthy body knows how to remove toxins on its own.
When you focus on adding the healthy pieces to the puzzle, you don’t need to focus quite so much on restricting the other things!