Our ability to control and lose weight is affected by the nutritional choices we make, our habits, attitudes towards food and the behaviors we developed as children and throughout adult life. Hypnotherapy is, by no means, the first solution people think of when trying to lose weight. It’s more likely for people to look for a diet, and because of this, they’re missing out on one of the most effective ways to control their nutritional choices.
Why should you consider hypnotherapy for healthy eating?
Having a healthy body comes down to eating the right foods and staying active, whatever your age or gender.
Sadly, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity in the U.S. “is common, serious and costly”.
“More than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults are already obese. “
“Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.”
This isn’t new either; obesity prevalence steadily increasing suggests that weight control could become an even larger issue for the majority of the U.S. population – indicating that there is a genuine need for people to find sustainable long-term solutions.
For people seeking a quick fix to alter the look of their body with rapid results, dieting is usually their first choice; however, it rarely works in the long-term without a permanent lifestyle change.
Hypnotherapy delves beneath the surface to identify the emotional triggers that cause people to use food as a comfort blanket, and tackles the problem head on.
How Shazel can help-
Through hypnotherapy, Shazel helps each client to regain control over their subconscious mind and their unhelpful behaviors towards food –the habits that are causing them to eat the wrong things for the wrong reasons.
There are lots of reasons we consume unhealthy junk food or overeat. Commonly, people use food (and usually unhealthy choices) as a way to make themselves feel better or to reward themselves for achieving something. It gets to the point where eating becomes a coping mechanism and a way to make the person feel better as opposed to eating to stave off hunger.
It’s not simply about following a new meal regime; hypnotherapy for nutrition and aiding weight loss helps people to reset their eating habits on the deepest level.
There aren’t many weight-management therapies where the result is to build up a sustainable and healthy control over deeply ingrained habits and stresses that affect what people eat.
Hypnosis helps the individual become more self-aware and empowered.
In fact, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology showed that hypnosis, in addition to a behavioral based weight-management program, was more effective in helping patients lose weight over an eight-month period and again at a two-year mark, when compared to those who did not undergo hypnosis.
It also states that more of those who used hypnosis not only achieved their personal weight goals, but maintained them.
What’s In It for You?
Not only will you have gained more control over your attitudes towards food and be able to command your eating habits, a course of hypnotherapy is a sound way for you to gain more self-esteem and create a more positive self-image.
With dieting comes a sense of guilt and stress when you’ve strayed from the path or have had a relapse, but any self-reproach is eliminated with hypnotherapy because it’s about building a healthy relationship with food through reprogramming the mind to make healthier choices – better for the mind and body.
At its core, hypnotherapy is about helping people who are struggling with a problem to identify old habits and establish new, healthier ways to tackle the issue.
Shazel knows that using hypnotherapy can be beneficial for those wanting to make better nutritional choices, and believes that it is an effective, proven, holistic response to the needs of our communities and our society.
By specializing in this area, Shazel successfully helps her clients stick to healthy dietary habits, as they soon discover that the benefits go far beyond weight management and into their everyday lives.