loss hypnosis is presented as an all natural, safe and
for losing weight. It is even promoted at times as an easy
way to lose
weight. But is it a proven weight loss treatment? Can
you really lose weight permanently through hypnosis?
Before we look
into the dynamics of weight loss hypnosis, it is best first to put the
problem into perspective in relation to weight loss. Obesity
has been defined by W.H.O as a multi-factorial disease. This means the
factors that result to you being overweight are not confined to the
popular poor diet
and lack of exercises.
loss plans are designed to deal with the
classical diet and exercise to lose weight.
these two factors
evidently are just a tip of the iceberg.
Permanent weight loss requires
a change of lifestyle which deals with changing several factors that
affect your diet and exercising.
Lifestyle change means changing
habits; every day decisions as well as behavior. Most
programs for losing weight
are ill equipped to deal with this challenge.
Hypnosis is presented as effective solution to deal with these part of
weight loss often ignored in a weight loss plan.
So what is weight loss
First let’s understand what
is. Hypnosis is defined
as a sleep-like state in which the mind is open to external
probably have seen entertainment hypnosis where a
participant is hypnotized and does silly things at the suggestion of
Though weight loss hypnosis depends on similar
techniques and principles, it is designed to be therapeutical or
curative and hence its effect is intended to be long-lasting.
Considering that obesity results from deeply imbedded habits, and
considering that hypnosis supposedly opens your subconscious, the seat
of habits for suggestions, then theoretically weight loss hypnosis can
be an effective treatment to weight loss. Keeping in mind that hypnosis
has been used to deal with emotional and psychological trauma and
issues, weight loss hypnosis exists as a possibility.
If you were to
further consider that a U.S research indicates that 10% of its
population is highly hypnotizable and another 10% is un-hypnotizable,
it shows a significant part the population would register failure with
weight loss hypnosis.
Does it then mean weight loss hypnosis is another
weight loss fad?
Not at all!
loss hypnosis as a tool to lose
weight can be effectively used to complement behavioral changes for
some individuals. In trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle that with time
will assure permanent weight loss, some habits become difficult to
For example cravings for certain foods you should be controlling
to watch you calorie intake may just be difficult to over come. The
craving many times have moved from being physiological to being
psychological. Probably an individual relates the food with a
particular mood or feeling. Such associations become difficult to break
by simple will power and discipline. Weight loss hypnosis can be the
right tool to deal with it.
Like many other tools
in the program mentioned, the failure
in weight loss hypnosis is in the lack of using it in a
complete, holistic weight loss plan and on the right individuals. The
fundamentals of weight loss do not change. You need to induce a calorie
deficit to lose weight.
This is done by consuming fewer calories than
you need and increasing the gap through exercising. However maintaining
the healthy weight you have acquired will require a change in lifestyle
and this is where synergy from weight loss hypnosis is of help.
However, if you are looking to lose belly fat. If you want to get a flat stoamach or even six pack abs, you will need to Go Beyond Calories. You need more than just your regular weight loss strategies. To do this you need two things; just two things. These two are...
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change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program