TIME TO KICK THE DIETING HABIT!
Are you one of the many people, who really want to lose weight, but have struggled for years on endless diets with little result? You probably feel as if you’ve tried every diet going from every imaginable faddy diet to programmes like Weight Watchers or Slimming World. You may have been successful for a time in losing the pounds and keeping them off, only for them to creep back on after a while. Maybe you find you can get down to a certain weight, but just can’t seem to get past that point. It’s time to realise that diets don’t work!
Why diets don’t work
Diets may help you to lose weight in the short term, but you usually lose muscle as well as fat and if you’re not careful, when you stop the diet, you just put the fat back on. When you deprive yourself of food, the body reacts as if it’s being starved, hangs on to fat cells and your metabolism slows down. It’s no way to lose weight sustainably.
Another big reason why diets don’t work is that you become more preoccupied with food. Whether it’s counting calories, weighing portions, constantly weighing yourself, or cutting out certain foods, your mind becomes obsessed by food. The more you think about food, the more you want it. The whole mindset of dieting is about depriving yourself and who enjoys depriving themselves? It’s hardly very motivational.
Lose weight for health, not just for looks
The media bombards us with unrealistic images of how slim we should be and how we should look. It can be genuinely depressing if you’re constantly comparing yourself to all of that. But if your size is beginning to affect your physical health as well as your self-esteem, you may well feel that you have to do something about it now. You’re probably all too aware that what starts as problems with your joints can lead on to high blood pressure and the risks of heart disease, diabetes, strokes and arthritis.
Eat less and move around more
The sustainable way to lose weight is simply to exercise more and eat less and, of course, to eat healthily. But if it really were as simple as that, you’d already have done it. Habits can be very ingrained and seem automatic, especially eating habits. You find yourself halfway through a biscuit with your coffee before you’ve even thought about it. This is where hypnotherapy can be very effective, by helping you to replace those ingrained habits with new, healthy eating habits. Hypnosis makes it quicker and easier for you to change your eating behaviour and keep those healthy foods in mind when you’re choosing what to eat.
Losing weight is often about more than changing your eating habits
Eating habits are so ingrained, because many of them stem from our earliest childhood. Maybe you were told that you had to finish everything on your plate, or that you should never throw food away. Maybe you associate certain foods with memories of home and loved ones, or were given sweets as a reward. All these beliefs and associations around food mean that eating becomes far more than just making sure the body gets the fuel it needs to function.
Get to the root of your struggle to lose weight
If you’ve struggled for years to lose weight, there may be emotional and psychological issues you need to deal with. Sometimes people deep down are afraid of losing weight, because they wonder who they will be once they’re slim. Without realising it, they hold on to their weight to maintain their sense of who they are or as a kind of protection. That’s why hypnotherapy with Transforming Health goes beyond your eating habits and will help you to change your beliefs and emotional associations about food. Once you’ve tackled these underlying issues, you’ll find it easier to change your eating habits and lose weight.
How hypnotherapy can help you lose weight
The Transforming Health weight loss programme aims to help you lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way. You’ll learn to change your whole attitude towards food and eating, so that your eating habits can change and change for good – no more yo-yo dieting!
To find out more about how hypnotherapy could help you lose weight, contact Anne Williams.
Book a free, no obligation 30 minute phone consultation by contacting Anne:
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