Clinical Hypnosis for Weight Loss
Updated: Apr 10
Do you know when to stop eating?
But how do we know when to stop eating?
We are constantly bombarded with messages about what we should and shouldn't eat. "You can never be too thin," some say, while others claim "everything in moderation." But how do we know when to stop eating?
Why do some of us continue to eat when we are full, and some of us stop eating when we are full and satisfied?
Does food seemingly have control over some people, but not others? Over time, each of us has developed a "Relationship with Food", that we carry with us throughout our lives.
Let's start with our Self-Concept, Self-Image, Self-Worth, and Self-Esteem
One of the ways that Clinical Hypnosis can help with weight loss is to shift the focus from simply losing weight to self-worth and self-care. Those with a healthy sense of self-worth consistently and conscientiously care for their health.
Our self-image is what we think about ourselves. It is our perception of who we are and how we feel about ourselves. Our self-image affects the way that we act and behave in different situations. Self-image is an important part of our identity. It is something that is developed from birth. A person's self-concept is how they perceive themselves and their abilities. Self-esteem and self-image are also components of self-concept. In other words, self-esteem refers to a person's feelings of self-worth.
Hypnosis can also be of great help with your self-image. Research has shown that people with a negative self-image tend to be at greater risk for developing weight problems in their lifetime, as compared to those with a positive self-image. Negative self-images can also lead to low confidence, depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts. This can be attributed to the fact that people with low self-esteem are more likely to compare themselves to others and see themselves as less worthy than other people. As a result of these perspectives and beliefs, our bodies become imprinted with a unique body image. By improving this deeply ingrained self-image, you can begin to restore the body's natural ability to perceive, You can read more here, and we will talk about that specifically when we meet.
Hypnosis is The Easy Way to Stop Eating When We're Not Hungry Anymore
Let's move on to Leptin, a hormone produced by the fat cells in your body. Leptin helps your body manage its energy reserves. In the natural environment, the leptin system evolved to prevent humans from starving or overeating, because that would have compromised their survival.
The Best Way to Control Hunger Hormones
Can we control our "hunger hormones" and thus rein in our appetite to some extent? Well, we certainly can avoid eating foods that contain more fats.
As soon as we eat, messages are sent to various areas of our bodies telling them that we are satiated. The problem is that when we eat fatty meals, this system does not work as well as it should. The more fat you consume, the more calories you consume, the more weight you gain, and the more fat you store. Several of these effects have been seen by researchers after only three days of eating a high-fat diet.
However, researchers have shown that either a diet rich in "good" carbohydrates (such as whole grains) or a diet high in protein can suppress ghrelin less effectively than a diet high in fat.
Clinical Hypnosis has been shown to make considerable changes to leptin levels in the brain, which can contribute to significant weight loss
Today, leptin is very effective in preventing us from starving. However, that same mechanism that is supposed to stop us from overeating is broken. Clinical Hypnosis can help to reverse those leptin levels.
The relationship between sleep and weight gain/loss is complex.
There are many factors that can contribute to weight gain. However, there is evidence that suggests that sleep plays a role in weight gain. Sleep deprivation can make you crave high-calorie, nutrient-poor foods to help you stay awake and alert. It might also cause your metabolism to slow down, which can lead to weight gain.
How to Lose Weight and Get Better Sleep?
A lack of sleep prevents also your immune system from building up its protection. Your body needs infection-fighting antibodies and cytokines. It uses these to combat foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Sleep is also necessary to keep your central nervous system functioning properly. Clinical Hypnosis can help you get back on your feet after a good night's sleep
What’s the next step for Losing the Weight You Want?
Here's just a shortlist of some of the eating issues I can help with:
Clinical Hypnosis may be a great help to your self-image. As a Certified Hypnotist, I specialize in helping people with the types of issues mentioned above, as well as many other conditions.
Call us anytime at 925-215-4017 for a Free Phone Consultation.