Weight loss strategies
So you are ready to lose weight? You are sick of listening to weight loss advice, like limiting your portions, eating more vegetables and being more active. There are plenty of diet tips out there and plenty of tried and tested eating plans online. Many suggestions will tell you about certain foods you should be adding to your diet and new behaviour strategies that can help you to stay motivated.
Sometimes we just need to look at things differently, in a fresh way.
How to stick to weight loss plans
A big challenge to achieving a good diet and healthy lifestyle is just plain black and white thinking. One scenario is eating the unhealthy appetizers at an event or party; you then decide that the whole diet is ruined then overindulge for the rest of the day. Instead of thinking the diet is ruined you can put that behind you and go for healthy options that are not processed foods. You want something that contains plenty of protein. This will help you to feel fuller for longer rather than overfull with a frustrated stomach. You can have a few off-plan choices which won’t hurt you if you are balancing them with a range of healthy foods.
Practice mindful eating
Eating mindfully is a great way for you to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Enjoy the food you eat and be grateful for how it is going to sustain you. This is a way to increase your chances of making the behavioural changes last.
Monitor your progress
Logging the foods that you are eating in a book or online tracker can help you remain on a healthy diet and actually lose weight. Measuring the progress of your exercise is very beneficial. It will give you a continuous boost of motivation to keep going.
Can hypnotherapy help with weight loss strategies?
So, we have the usual go-to professionals like personal trainers, dieticians and nutritionists and even mental health coaches. There is however one you may not have thought about: A hypnotist.
Hypnotherapy is another road people can consider going down when they want to lose weight. Most often, people seek help from hypnotherapy when all other efforts have failed. It isn’t about having someone control your mind and make you do things while you are unconscious. The biggest misconception of hypnotherapy is people think it is about mind control and forcing people to do things they otherwise wouldn’t.
To correct part of the misconception you are not unconscious when you are under hypnosis. It is just a deep state of relaxation; it is the floaty, natural feeling you may experience before you go to sleep or just as you are waking up before you are fully aware of your surroundings. Being in this type of state makes your mind more susceptible to change, which is why hypnosis for weight loss is quite effective. Hypnosis addresses not only the cause but all of the contributing factors at a subconscious level in the patient’s mind. This is where the habits, food associations, memories, fears, negative self-talk all germinate.
It is no secret that breaking habits and improving your diet is hard. There are many strategies out there that will help you to stick with the programs and diet plans.
From mindful eating and managing, your expectations give hypnotherapy a try and see how it works for you.