Weight is a subjective topic that brings out a lot of emotion and conjecture with people. It is not up to me to judge whether you are overweight or not. Different cultures and customs attribute beauty to different body shapes and appearances. To a certain degree (although the trend is by no means ongoing and overwhelming) western culture worships a lean and muscled body. For proof – look at fashion/health magazines and home shopping TV channels!!
All this can lead to a detrimental level of thinking whether by beauty is associated closely to a lean and muscled body shape – therefore if you don’t conform you must loose weight!!
A better way of thinking is to associate weight loss with health.
Your doctor will have a guide which will tell you that for your age, height and body structure your ideal Biofit weight range would be between x and y. This is called your ideal BMI (body mass index). Your doctor will also tell you what your current health (any ailments?) situation is and how this can be improved with Hypnotherapy.
So you need to lose weight to get down to your BMI range? In today’s health market, there are lots of options open for you. Diets, exercise boot camps, fat zap, surgery, pills, fasting…..the list is endless.
Most typical weight loss solutions include what the sellers don’t advertise – high cost, lots of pain, no guarantee of long term success and sometimes detriment to your health.
Most Hypnotherapy solutions will not address the REAL problems that cause weight gain and weight retention.
Weight loss hypnotherapy (or sometimes termed weight control hypnosis) is the use of hypnotherapy techniques to address your subconscious issues with regards to body weight and appearance.
Believe it or not, your subconscious may not want to lose weight or keep any weight loss permanently!!
Why not? Your subconscious is there to protect you. There maybe a myriad of ‘irrational reasons’ that your subconscious doesn’t ‘approve of weight loss’ – all of these will have resulted from some past conditioning from your experiences.
The subconscious may think fasting and dieting is really bad for you (from something you read). So your diets will fail and you will not follow through.
It may think losing weight will mean you move out of a long established comfort zone into new dangerous territory (from a past experience where you’ve changed your appearance). So even after losing weight you will feel uncomfortable and immediately put it back on.
Your subconscious may think surgery to help weight loss only addresses your outward appearance. So after surgery you will go right back to eating junk and binging.
Whatever reasons behind subconscious hindrance to Hypnotherapy – you need to bring your subconscious on side about weight loss. You need to convince your subconscious through weight control hypnosis that weight loss is actually really good for you!
You see the subconscious is a really powerful part of your brain – it’s the bit below the tip of the iceberg – where many of your vital functions are conducted. Your subconscious regulates your breathing, blood flow, bodily functions, motor control etc. Think about the times where you’ve been driving along…then suddenly you realise that you’ve arrived at your destination and didn’t even have to think about doing it! These things happen thousands of times a day where your subconscious does things without needing you to rationally think of each step.