Those who struggle to lose weight either lack the motivation to exercise or frequently overeat. Some experience both problems. Hypnotherapy works on the subconscious to help people break destructive habits and form newer, healthier ones.
Our brains naturally want to make our lives easier. It’s part of the conscious mind’s job to tell us what is easiest and, because losing weight is difficult and uncomfortable, our brain persuades us to go back to what is familiar.
Our brain wants to reward us when we have a good day or when we get through a hard day. Once we’ve had some success in our weight loss journey, the brain tries to reward us with things that are unhealthy. This leads back to old habits and the inability to lose more weight.
Our brain wants to put off things that are unpleasant. It only takes our brain five seconds to negotiate reasons why it’s best to wait when we want to start a weight loss plan. If you let your brain have its way, you’ll continue to negotiate extensions and you’ll never end up starting the journey.
Our minds can only operate off the programming we’ve installed. If we tell ourselves we’re fat, lazy, or unmotivated, that’s exactly how it operates. When we decide to lose weight and exercise, the brain knows these activities don’t match the programming we’ve stored and that’s why most of us fail a few weeks after we start and gain weight to match our brain’s programming.
Many overweight people cannot see themselves as thin or healthy and therefore continue to engage in behaviors that will ensure their body matches their image of it. I can help clients to see themselves in a different light, boost their self-esteem, and help them develop beliefs and strategies that allow them to succeed with their weight loss efforts.
I can help guide you to the place in your inner mind where you can update your operating system and change the way you look at food as well as your motivation to exercise and remove unhealthy habits.