In terms of losing weight, the biggest challenge for many individuals is not the willingness to exercise, or the ability to know right from wrong in food choices.
Often, the biggest issue with people looking to improve their physique is that they cannot stay consistent in avoiding poor quality foods, or consistent with motivation to train.
To help with this, scientists and doctors have searched through a wide range of external assisting methods to improve focus and consistency, ranging from supplementation, to mental therapy.
Similar to yoga practice, practicing hypnosis and meditation have both shown the unique ability to help athletes (or anyone looking to improve their body figure) remain focused and diligent with their nutrition, and training by converting the brain to a focused tool which you can use to enhance your body.
Benefits of Hypnosis, Meditation and Mindfulness – The Research
Believe it or not, there have been many different studies done on the ability of hypnosis to assist with weight loss.
One study which was posted in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology from 1996 declared after 3 separate and independent studies that,
“averaged across post treatment and follow-up assessment periods, the mean weight loss was 6.00 lbs. (2.72 kg) without hypnosis and 11.83 lbs. (5.37 kg) with hypnosis.”
Although the method of this study is not entirely clear, the result certainly is.
Due to the nature of the study itself, it can be assumed that the intention of the hypnosis was to correct cognitive brain recognition of positive and negative choices in life, which led to a greater overall weight loss following the hypnosis treatment.
Furthermore, the article goes on to state that,
“correlational analyses indicated that the benefits of hypnosis increased substantially over time.”
Meaning, the more your practice hypnosis, the more results you will have! It certainly is unique, but it makes sense!
Mindfulness Based Weight-Loss
Hypnosis itself may be difficult for the average person to practice on their own, but it does not mean that you cannot find alternative ways to accomplish your goals in a similar fashion.
Mindfulness based weight-loss is essentially a group of concepts which would include hypnosis, meditation, yoga, and other forms of weight loss which value the concept of correcting cognitive brain recognition of right and wrong weight loss choices.
Simply, this would help you say no to that extra dessert or alcoholic drink, and help you stay more focused on your goals over the course of a day, a week, a month, etc.
As stated in the journal Eating Behaviors,
“Mindfulness-based approaches are growing in popularity as interventions for disordered eating and weight loss. Initial research suggests that mindfulness meditation may be an effective intervention for binge eating.”
To further expand on this statement and this concept, the journal Appetite conducted an experiment involving 62 women to determine the actual effectiveness of this approach to weight loss.
“At 6 months’ intervention participants showed significantly greater increases in physical activity compared to controls (p < .05) but no significant differences in weight loss or mental health.
However, when intervention participants who reported ‘never’ applying the workshop principles at 6 months (n = 7) were excluded, results showed both significantly greater increases in physical activity (3.1 sessions per week relative to controls, p < .05) and significantly greater reductions in BMI (0.96 relative to controls, equivalent to 2.32 kg, p < 0.5).
Reductions in BMI were mediated primarily by reductions in binge eating.”
This study once again proves that this type of approach to weight loss can have significant positive impacts, and should be seriously considered by anyone looking to improve their physique on a long-term scale.
How Can You Lose Weight With the Help of Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is basically a technique that takes patients in to a state of interior absorption and concentration that is similar to trance.
It is done while regular visits are paid to the professional hypnotists. Focus is to target the unconscious mind and change the eating habits of the person.
As patients are induced in the hypnotism therefore, it enables them to remain highly focused to achieve their weight loss goals. Being under hypnotism, people are open to behavioral alternations more than like any other technique.
Hypnosis and Poor Eating Habits:
We find people eat in order to comfort them and relieve their stress.
This is one of the issues that add to the problems in long run.
It needs to be well understood that over eating as well as other poor eating habits are deteriorating for the health. They lead on of diabetes, cardiac ailments, and obesity.
For all those people out there, looking forward to lose weight, fighting against craving of delicious food with the help of dieting, good news is that they can adopt hypnosis to shed off the extra pounds in an easy manner.
Finding Professional Hypnotists:
At Advanced Care Hypnosis NJ, hypnotist Daniel Rose is the one who will be in a better position to see what triggers our eating habits. Afterwards they adopt the methods to lose weight accordingly.
Some of these are known as EFT, neuro linguistic programming, regression along with other hypnotic techniques. The certified processional in this regards come up with a customized weight loss therapy for you.
With hypnosis, people tend to look at the eatables in a different manner and change their destructive habits for better in every possible manner. Unlike the other diet plans, you will see this technique to offer long lasting effects.
Why Hypnosis Works for the Weight Loss?
It is worth stating here that the difference between the ordinary weight loss plans and the temporary gains and loses is all about your psychology. In 95% of the cases, people end up gaining the weight again.
However with weight loss hypnosis this will not happen to you at all.
It is because you will be dealing with your emotions.
You will be learning to not only identify but also detach emotions from the eating habits. In this way your gains are not depending upon the mental adrenaline but it comes to be the gains in a battle that is against the weight. All this is a result of continual positive changes in the outlook.
It is due to these facts that such changes are in fact real and permanent.
Concluding Thoughts – Hypnosis & Mindfulness for Weight Loss
Although it controls just about every single function in our entire body, the brain is often overlooked when it comes to losing weight, and improving your physique.
Yoga, meditation, hypnosis and an overall mindfulness based weight loss approach all have significant benefits which most people probably never think of.
Ask yourself, when you think about losing weight, is a weight room or a treadmill the first though which comes to your mind?
This may be a short-term solution, but if you do not have the diligence or consistent attitude to stick with an exercise routine or a diet plan over the course of a month, 6 months, a year, 10 years, it will remain difficult to stay in the physical condition which you are dreaming of!
Look at these unique approaches to guiding you on your fitness journey, and help yourself find your best “you” ever!
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