The Mental Side To Weight Loss

Most of us can think of something we’d like to change about ourselves. It could be a simple habit like worrying too much, or it could be something more visible like excessive weight gain. Whatever your own perceived flaw might be, there’s a good chance that if remedied, your health, happiness and general outlook on life will improve massively.

Let’s take weight gain as an example. We’re all aware of tried and tested ways to lose weight and become fitter – eat more healthily, exercise, radically overhaul your lifestyle in one way or another.

And it’s true that if you force yourself into a regime of vigorous exercise or eating more fruit and vegetables, you will, over time, see the pounds drop away.

Many people start their new lifestyle with the best of intentions in mind, but find that their discipline and motivation are lacking. They have an unhappy experience as they don’t enjoy their new food and fitness regimes. Self-esteem also drops as they start to miss their exercise targets, snacks start sneaking back into the diet and progress with the weight loss stagnates.

If this hasn’t happened to you, it’s likely it still sounds a familiar story. This kind of experience is very common. It happens when people try to make the needed changes in their life without taking proper spiritual and mental preparations. Trying to reform bad habits is an admirable goal, but a relapse is bound to occur as long as you still maintain an emotional connection to your old lifestyle.

Getting real results from a weight loss attempt requires tackling an individual’s emotional attachment to food through effective hypnotherapy techniques, so that ‘comfort eating’ stops being an everyday reality. The same applies to other aspects of a healthy lifestyle – people don’t lose weight very quickly as long as they’d rather be lazing on the sofa watching TV!

So the process of slimming down is about more than the physical body, but involves a large mental and emotional aspect. But severing the attachment to food through hypnotherapy is about more than just ‘looking on the bright side’ or ‘thinking happy thoughts’ – it’s a very involved process that radicalises your entire perspective on food and activity.

Rejecting your old lifestyle is difficult to do alone – most people’s willpower isn’t as strong as they’d like to think. You shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help in attaining your personal goals. On the contrary, it’s when you reach out for help that you’re most likely to succeed and see the results that you’re looking to achieve.