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Pathways Hypnotherapy in Benfleet Essex

Hypnotherapy and Losing Weight

Weight Loss Hypnosis in Benfleet, Essex

man struggling to choose between healthy food and junk food

If you want to lose weight then hypnosis could help you with your weight loss without the need for surgery or medication. Hypnotherapy could help you to let go of all the bad habits that stopped you losing weight before and to move forward by developing new habits and new beliefs.

There are lots of lifestyle changes you need to think about and incorporate when you want to lose weight, such as; including healthy foods in your diet and taking more exercise. For a lot of us, that is a massive change from our current way of life and one which is often easier said than done. Knowing that you need to change and actually doing it are two entirely different things!

Hypnotherapy for weight loss could help you to improve your motivation and apply new, more positive behaviour patterns to your food and exercise regime, helping you slim down and tone up. If you really want to be able to control your weight, improve your health, your appearance or just to feel better about yourself in general – then you can!

“Overweight…? OK. Yes maybe. But I’m not obese!”

man struggling to choose between healthy food and junk food

Maybe you’re not obese but, according to statistics, even in 2011 the UK was the 'fattest' country in Europe. And the thing is obesity is also no longer a condition that just affects people when they are older, more and more young people are being diagnosed with obesity. The term obese describes a person who has excess body fat. In the UK it's estimated that around 1 in every 4 adults are living with obesity.

But it doesn’t have to be that way for you… you can change and hypnotherapy could help you get in control of your weight problems!

The Health Survey for England 2021 estimates that 25.9% of adults in England are obese and a further 37.9% are overweight but not obese. Obesity is usually defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above and a BMI between 25 and 30 is classified as ‘overweight’. The survey, published in December 2022, found that men are more likely than women to be overweight or obese (68.6% of men, 59.0% of women). People aged 45-74 are most likely to be overweight or obese. Since 1993 the proportion of adults in England who are overweight or obese has risen from 52.9% to 64.3%, and the proportion who are obese has risen from 14.9% to 28.0%.

Being overwight or obese can impact on your quality of life and contribute to issues with mental health, such as anxiety or depression, and can also affect confidence and self-esteem. Obesity is a serious health concern that increases the risk of many other health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, some types of cancer (such as breast cancer and bowel cancer) and stroke.

Information sources:

House of Commons Obesity Statistics
NHS Obesity Overview

But there’s always something else to sort out first isn’t there? It's never the “right time”? But think about it, there will always be something else going on in your life and there will never be an absolutely ideal time….. so just do it! Contact me today to schedule your free, telephone, weight loss hypnotherapy consultation in Benfleet, Essex.

The sooner you do that then the sooner you can make a start on your healthier new lifestyle! Don't be a weight watcher - make a change TODAY!

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Emotional Eating

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Food and emotions are closely intertwined with so many people. People often rely on comfort food if they feel bored, down, stressed, lonely or trying to cope with any number of negative emotional concerns. Hypnotherapy could help you address these destructive emotions.

Events in your everyday life can often trigger negative feelings that lead to conscious, or subconscious, comfort eating which can then disrupt your weight-loss endeavours. Relationship problems, issues at work, even just being a bit tired can have you reaching for the biscuit tin; eventually you may even condition yourself to such a degree that you find yourself unconsciously reaching for crisps or chocolate when you are stressed or upset, without even thinking about what you are doing, enjoying what you are eating, or even wanting it in the first place. Hypnotherapy could help you discover and deal with, the motivations behind your cravings. Helping you to restructure negative behaviour patterns for healthier ones.

Food can never help you to get rid of any emotional stress, in fact the more your emotions cause you to over-eat, the worse you will feel. They cycle of turning to food for comfort after a bad day, then beating yourself up or feeling guilty about being overweight, so you think “what’s the point I’ll order that takeaway and start again tomorrow”. But you never do, do you?

Weight control hypnosis could help you could help you break this unhealthy cycle of inconsistency, and educate you on how your body reacts to binges and unregulated patterns of eating.

Medical Agreement

Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy not an alternative therapy and not an alternative to mainstream medical advice.

If you are categorised as obese or have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or over then you should always speak to your doctor before embarking on any weight loss course and have written permission from them to proceed with complementary hypnotherapy to help with weight loss. If you want to lose body fat you will also need to regulate your diet and exercise regime under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

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