You already know intellectually how to reduce your weight, right? Eat right, exercise, and drink lots of water. So why are you still struggling at it? You need to get the message through to your subconscious mind in a way that it can help you, not sabotage you! Hypnosis can do just that for you, and more! How do I know hypnosis will work for me?
"A comparison of the hypnotically treated groups with the control groups strongly indicates that hypnotherapy for weight reduction is effective," according to the well-researched, Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis, published by the American Psychological Association. The reason: your subconscious mind contains your body image, habit center, emotions, creativity, long-term memory bank, survival instincts, and controls all your bodily functions like your appetite and metabolism. So it just makes sense to include it in your weight reduction program. You have enough knowledge! Learning to love your body, silence your inner critic, and fill yourself up with positive self-regard instead of junk food will give you the best long-term results.
Imagining yourself or referring to yourself as "fat" helps create a self-fulfilling prophecy! For example, your intellect knows that being overweight is dangerous to your health. But if every day you look in the mirror and imagine, "I'm getting fat, fat, fat", repetitively saying that to yourself even when you were thinner, then your subconscious will incorporate that belief and act on it. You will get fat even though you would rather be thin. Like when you are offered that huge piece of chocolate cake from a "friend", you might feel a little peer pressure... then say to yourself, "Oh, what the heck, I'm fat. I'll start my diet tomorrow". Sound familiar? Then you'll continue to stuff those uncomfortable, guilty feelings afterward with more unconscious eating. Thus, the vicious cycle repeats. And you can never get enough of what you really don't want!
Hopefully by now you realize that "dieting", over-exercising, or tweaking your metabolism with herbs or drugs doesn't work in the long run either! That just puts your body into survival mode, and you end up in a hostile relationship with your body. And what usually happens? Eventually all the weight comes back, plus some...! Then it becomes more difficult to release your weight later because to your body FAT=PROTECTION.
Your body is not the enemy, fatty food and refined carbohydrates are the problem! Realize that we live in a toxic food environment that panders to the overweight majority.
Often being overweight is due to a psychological problem, CBT can greatly assist you to reduce weight and motivate you to increase your exercise. CBT and the forming of a new eating habit is the key to maintaining a target weight and figure more easily.
Most people who have this eating disorder have experienced emotional or psychological problems, and are frequently depressed. Cognitive behavioural therapy is used to change eating behaviour, and form new better habits and control of eating and more specifically finding and changing the underlying problems that created bulimia in the first place.
To obtain the best results, CBT is used for this particular disorder. The biggest problem is that the person denies that they have a problem, and so it is unusual for them to seek assistance, until the condition becomes life threatening.