Newcastle Hypnotherapy for help with loosing weight and maintaining a healthy attitude towards yourself and your relationship with food. To find out how hypnotherapy can help with the psychological relationship with food, read on.
Hypnotherapy can be used to help you deal with emotional, psychological and environmental aspects of eating. This could mean using food or snacks to deal with stress and negative emotional issues. Or learning to stop ‘snacking’ on junk food treats.
Weight loss, and healthy long term maintenance is not about fad diets, not just about how much you eat vs how much you burn off, its not just about your psychology. So not surprisingly it is all of these aspects and more.
The foods we eat are divided into three groups. Fats, Protein and Carbohydrates. Some of these are used to build and maintain our body while others ( fatty acids and sugars ) provide the fuel.
Surplus energy from fats, carbohydrates and sugars is stored in the body. Fatty acids and glycerol form triglycerides, stored in your fat cells and glucose forms glucogen which is stored in the muscles and liver.
Clearly, having a good and balanced diet is important. Continue to eat too much and store too much fat means you will become fat. A dietician and nutritionist can provide with all the above informations and even work our a new regime or suggest a new diet.
When latest diets, joining a new gym or a whole new eating regime doesn’t work for you for the umpteenth time it is a good idea to explore the psychological aspects of your relationship with food.
Psychological Relationship with Food
Hypnotherapy as any psychotherapeutic practice can, can help you change your perceived motivations, ideas and thoughts about food, eating and weight. This is not just a psychological issue because thoughts create and feed emotions as emotions can create thoughts.
More than two thirds of people eat more when they are stressed or emotionally challenged. This could be a craving for high carbohydrate foods or simply a grazing behaviour to help cope. This means stress and emotional states alter apatite.
High carbohydrate, fatty and sugary foods taste good to most people. When these becomes used as a pick me up for low moods, stress alleviation or even to relieve boredom they can become coping habits.
At a simplistic and at the same time very honest level, overeater’s are using food as a coping mechanism, a coping behaviour.
When a habit or coping behaviour is acted out, there is, a reward actually felt for doing that behaviour. Long term these kinds of behaviours can produce guilt, shame and create the negative spiral of yo yo quitting. Why because they never address the real issue. Yet coping behaviours for a short while do the trick.
There are two very effective aspects you can address to change your psychological relationship with food and how you eat.To make honest and lasting change you need to be honest with yourself.
- First, get very clear about why you want to lose weight. This is usually nothing to do with health, looks or even weight loss!
- The second is acknowledging and addressing the underlying causes for eating the ways you have.
For professional hypnotherapy in Newcastle upon Tyne for weight loss. Call Nigel Hetherington for a free no obligation consultation. 0770 481 8467