Can’t live with it – can’t live without it! That’s food for some people. Your eating may have become out of hand, you may be eating irregularly or snacking on things that make you feel awful and stack on the weight. This pattern may be new or it could have in place for a long time.
The pressures of family life, jobs and the world we live in can erode good eating habits and before we know it we cannot squeeze into a suit from two years ago or that summer dress.
Sixty seven percent of men and sixty three percent of women are overweight. Recent figures show that almost a third of under elevens are heading towards real weight issues. We have become America.
When you start to put on weight your confidence can drain away, which can lead to further comfort eating. In time unwanted weight can cause cardiovascular illness, problems with joints, strokes and psychological problems.
Sometimes food consumption can become out of control. It may be hard to maintain good boundaries around a particular food or treat. Sometimes eating becomes almost unconscious or compulsive. This may get even worse when times are tough or you feel unhappy.
Check out the other parts of this site for other eating disorders. If you begin to exercise excessively or employ tactics to eliminate food (vomiting or laxatives) this may suggest bulimia or binge eating.
How Hypnotherapy helps
Clinical hypnotherapy and behavioural interventions can increase awareness of your issues, eventually bringing the behaviour back into a normal range - after all we all have to eat.
Hypnotherapy can help alleviate stress or other factors and contribute to bring eating under control. If the food is causing your weight to increase, hypnotherapy can help you too. Hypnotherapy is excellent for imagining the new healthy, slim and confident you - as we begin to implement the techniques for weight control, clinical hypnotherapy supports the changes to allow them to become permanent.
Clinical Hypnotherapy is a powerful, safe and fast tool in the right hands. Look at How Hypnotherapy Works for a jargon free explanation of this process.