Everyone knows that a healthy diet and plenty of exercise is recommended for a healthy lifestyle. However if you’ve tried every diet available and have found they simply don’t work for you, it may be because diets do not address the root cause of why individuals overeat – YOUR MINDSET.
Research shows that over half of us have dieted at some time in our lives and at any one time, as many as three of us are on a diet. The truth is, however, for many people dieting on its own doesn’t seem to work.
The human body has an amazing mechanism for letting us know when we are hungry and when we are full. Those who overeat often ignore the signs of being full and continue to eat.
There are a number of reasons why individuals may do this, such as eating so fast that the signals of being full are missed, and a desire to clear the plate so food is not wasted (this may have been taught at an early age by parents).
Other reasons people overeat may be because they are bored, lonely, rewarding themselves or protecting themselves.
Some reasons can be traced back to an emotional event that happened in an individuals past and has remained locked in their subconscious mind (even if it’s no longer in their conscious mind).
The need to eat for distraction often satisfies our mind rather than the physical need to eat to survive. Changing the role food plays in our lives can be the key to long-term weight loss.
Signs of overeating:
- Eating so fast you do not really taste the flavours in the food or notice your body signalling that it is full
- Always eating everything on your plate even if you are full, so not to waste food
- Eating when you are bored or lonely
- Eating when you are upset or miserable
- Eating to reward yourself
- Eating to protect yourself or to create a barrier
- Comfort eating to fulfil an emotional need
How can mindset coaching help with weight loss?
Mindset coaching is extremely useful for weight management. Mindset coaching usually involved a variety of modalities such as positive psychology, NLP, CBT, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. This coaching can give you the skills needed to relax and access your unconscious mind to discover the true, root cause of the eating.
Hypnotherapy can help an individual to identify the emotional event(s) that caused their attitude to food to develop. Accessing the subconscious mind can lead to the underlying root cause, and once this has been recognised it can often be dealt with using a rapid mix of NLP and CBT.
Different attitudes towards food are created which allow new eating habits to be developed. Individuals can gain back control of how much they eat and only eat until their body signals that they are full.
Jordan Tirekidis, once Australia’s heaviest man, shed an incredible 200 kgs from his frame and he achieved this feat without the aid of stomach stapling or lap band surgery. Rather, he owes his spectacular weight loss — an Australian record — to hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis is often in the global press as it is often used by celebrities who are struggling with their own bad habits. Other celebrities who have used hypnosis to aid weight loss include:
- Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean) who was so hooked on chocolate as a child, his mother called in a hypnotist to help him shape up.
- Fergie, the lead singer of the Black Eyed Peas (and a solo artist in her own right), keeps a hypnotherapist on speed dial when she’s touring, according to Marie Claire magazine. The singer-turned-actress (she’s starred in Rob Marshall’s movie “Nine”), had to gain and lose several pounds for the role.
- Lily Allen (singer)
- Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (former member of the British Royal family)
- Sophie Dahl (model)
- Geri Halliwell (singer)
Mindset coaching can help an individual to:
- Learn to be more relaxed about how to manage their weight
- Develop a new self image
- Begin to think positively about weight and healthy eating habits
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