Updated: Feb 10, 2019
At our San Francisco Hypnotherapy office, one of the most common types of hypnosis is weight loss hypnosis. As obesity has dramatically increased over the past ten years, many people are starting to want to make positive changes in their lives. However, changing the foods that one eats is an extremely difficult challenge. This is due to the fact that many people who are obese find comfort in food. This results in eating too many calories in a single day, which then adds to the problem of their weight. By making use of weight loss hypnosis, you can start taking control of your life and your eating habits.
The first thing that you need to do prior to using weight loss hypnosis is to make certain that there are no other underlying medical conditions that are causing your weight gain. If you have a disease that is currently undiagnosed, hypnosis may not be the solution for you. If you have weight gain problems, visit your doctor first. Hypnotherapy is not a alternative to modern medicine. It is an enhancement and a tool to encourage you to make changes in your lifestyle. If you are sick, visit a doctor. They are the only ones who can provide you with the information you may need to change your life.
If your weight problems are due to simply eating too much food, or choosing unhealthy food, weight loss hypnosis can help you. By teaching your subconscious new habits, weight loss hypnosis is able to give you the foundation that you need to begin losing the weight. However, weight loss hypnosis is not a cure all. You will need to make conscious effort to avoid the foods that are not good for you. What weight loss hypnosis can do is reinforce the idea that you do not need to eat if you are not hungry. In addition to this, it can help ease any feelings of guilt you may have from not eating all of the food on your plate. As many households teach their children that they must eat all of the food in front of them, many people have strong feelings of guilt whenever they do not finish everything set before them. Weight loss hypnosis cannot completely remove the feelings of guilt associated with this problem, but it can offer you the relief you need to overcome it.
If you are extremely obese, seek medical attention immediately. You can use weight loss hypnosis in conjunction with the treatments that are offered by your doctor. In any case, it is vital that you seek outside help, as the sooner you seek the help, the sooner you will be able to overcome your weight and take control of your life again.