Updated: Jan 12
Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight are a much greater challenge these days than they used to be. Massive economic and cultural changes have completely transformed what and how we eat. People often struggle to maintain a healthy diet and feel that their problems with weight are their own fault.
When you are trying to lose weight, dieting can feel like a constant battle. Where part of you wants to indulge in a tasty snack or a treat, and the other part of you is struggling to keep you on the straight and narrow and to be disciplined. And where as the pleasure of a tasty treat is immediate, the benefits of losing weight are often very slow in coming, something you only start to notice after weeks and months.
And to add insult to injury, there is such a huge amount of confusing and contradictory advice out there about how to lose weight, it is difficult to know what diet to follow and whose advice to trust. One of the problems with diets, is that people use language like "Going on a diet!" which inplies that there will be a point when you come off it.
And so many overweight people go through an incredibly unhealthy yo-yo cycle where they rigidly inflict an extremely low calorie diet on themselves, shed some pounds, and then once they have reached their goal, or they have been on their diet for a few weeks or months, they start to pile it all back on again.
One reason that low calorie diets aren't successful, is that they create hunger. And because hunger is a survival mechanism, it will always win! And often, they will pile even more weight back on than they had to start with. And then the pattern of yo-yo dieting leads to changes in your metabolism that makes losing weight even more difficult the next time.
Additionally, low calorie diets can make you lose muscle mass, and the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism is, and therefore, the more calories you burn, even at rest. On top of all that, all the calorie counting, and mental effort required to stick to a very low-calorie diet creates an unhealthy attitude towards food! I can't tell you the number of overweight people (me included) that I have known over the years who have come to regard food as their enemy. They did nothing but think about food yet were constantly trying to resist it!
Here at Judy Craig Hypnotherapy, we believe in leaving all that struggle behind; all that battling with yourself! All that guilt! And discovering a sustainable, enjoyable approach to becoming and staying slim that works for you.
Instead of going on a painfully strict diet with 200 rules and calorie counts to memorize, you'll start to develop better instincts about what foods are going to make you slimmer, fitter and healthier. And what foods are just going to feed your fat stores.
We will use thought strategies of slim people, program your mind with your weight loss goals, help you gain control over your eating patterns, and break your sugar addiction and stabilize your energy. We can use hypnosis to reset your attitude away from fast food, and decrease your boredom eating.
And rather than trying to reach a destination, a single weight loss goal after which your diet stop, this plan will hypnotically train your mind to start thinking like a slim person so you make sensible, balanced, consistent choices in what you eat and drink for the rest of your life.
Of course, even with hypnosis, this cannot all be accomplished in one session. But if this sounds good to you, please, contact us at judycraighypnotherapy.com to learn how you can experience the full hypnotic experience of THINK THIN!