We’ve talked about the physical reasons why losing excess weight is essential for good health. The psychological reasons for “getting slim just to fit in”, however, may be just as compelling, if not more.
Ask any overweight person and they will tell you what it’s like to be treated differently, if not outright discriminated against, because of how their excess weight makes them look. They are teased, talked about, or sometimes even bullied. They are “overlooked” for certain activities, such as sports or outdoor games.
Other times, most assume that overweight people are mentally slow, because they appear to move sluggishly—and treat overweight people accordingly. Psychology Today says 61% of people don’t think there’s anything wrong with speaking ill of those who are overweight.
Overweight people who grow up listening to the sneers and gibes of those around them tend to develop low self-esteem, and sadly, might resign themselves to this kind of treatment.
Not As Lazy As They Look.
Some might think that those who do need to lose weight do not, simply because they are lazy, or aren’t trying hard enough. It’s easy to judge when you’re an outsider looking in, but to people who are struggling to lose weight, these opinions are not just unfair, but no help at all.
It’s possible those who criticise overweight people for not exerting more effort may not be aware of the effort these people have already put in. They might have already done their best to diet and exercise only to lose very little or simply gain the weight back.
Having tried as best they could, such people can hardly be said to be lazy. And yet, there is a “lazy” way to help them slim down that they may not have tried before.
How Hypnotherapy Can Help.
Hypnotherapy can help those who have tried conventional weight loss methods, but find themselves locked in a vicious cycle of gaining and regaining the weight they’ve worked so hard to lose.
More often than not, these people have struggled with their respective weight loss regimens because the root cause of their weight problems was not being addressed. Hypnotherapy deals precisely with this root cause which can be found in the subconscious of the overweight person.
Subconsciously, the person might feel that losing weight has a negative effect—that it is either harmful, painful or unpleasant. The person might dread the physical pain or exhaustion that comes from working out, for instance, or the feeling of deprivation that come from giving up one’s favourite food or eating significantly less of it.
This is what causes a person to become unable to commit to a weight loss programme, which in turn makes it more difficult for that programme to become effective. This could also be the reason behind repeatedly regaining the weight one has already lost.
During hypnotherapy, a consulting hypnotist guides a person by accessing his subconscious, in order to help develop better eating and exercising habits. This will make it easier for the person to stick to their weight management regimen, and make it seem like “a lot less work”.
Benefits of Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss.
Using hypnotherapy for weight loss comes with a variety of psychological as well as physical benefits. A person will feel better overall, have more energy, and be at a lower risk for depression. He will feel better about himself or have a more positive self-image, and become more confident as a result. This in turn will help the person socially or to become better at relating with others.
Hypnotherapy can also address a person’s stress if stress eating is a cause of the person’s unhealthy weight gain. A consulting hypnotist can also help make it easier for a person manage hunger or to feel full when that person has already eaten enough to stay healthy.
Some people tend to use food as a “reward” or “refuge”—they might eat unnecessarily, for instance, to celebrate the completion of a certain task, or to comfort themselves whenever they feel bad about something. Others might eat simply because they are bored. During hypnotherapy, a person can also be guided towards breaking out of these habits and become better, healthier eaters.
Hypnotherapy helped this overweight mum in the US to slim down and maintain her weight. Her husband says her weight loss has not only helped her physically but has been an inspiration to her family.
Find out if losing weight the “lazy” way with hypnotherapy can work for you today. Schedule a free initial consultation now, or call us at +65 9785 6255. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mindlife Hypnotherapy also conducts these regular hypnosis training courses:
- National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) Hypnotists Certification Course
- 7th Path Self-Hypnosis Course