How hypnosis reduces cravings for food

Dieting becomes difficult for most people when powerful yearnings for food develop, particularly if they are on diets that make them feel like they are missing out. Cravings for food can be much more powerful than normal hunger pangs, and the strength can encourage people to binge on certain foods.

Studies have shown that the foods that people mostly crave are things like chocolate, biscuits, desserts, sugary snacks and sweets, all of which have few nutritional benefits. When powerful desires for food are repeatedly given into they can become addictions that can lead to someone becoming a chocoholic.

There are lots of varied reasons that people crave food. Chemical substances in our body could affect our brain. Serotonin makes us feel relaxed and happy, but an insufficiency can lead to symptoms of depression. Endorphin levels are also believed to influence our mood in the same way. A hypnotic approach helps to helps to control this and alters the specific area of the brain that has become conditioned to seek food. Certain foods that are easily obtainable, well promoted and quite often inexpensive, can have a damaging effect on our health. Obesity and other health issues can develop from eating too many foods loaded with sugar and unhealthy fats, including, amongst others, raised blood pressure, heart related illnesses and diabetes. There have been huge advances in hypnosis when used to treat obesity, including specific techniques to control damaging powerful desires for food.

Chocolate has a chemical called phenylethylamine, which is an amino acid that controls the release of endorphins hormones from the body that are known for making us feel good and relaxed. If we devour chocolate and then begin to feel happy and relaxed, a link develops with chocolate and the feelings of euphoria. We can then come to crave these feelings and consequently chocolate, especially if we feel uneasy or troubled. A hypnotic approach can sever this relationship and even give a new link with a healthy and beneficial alternative, such as exercise which releases endorphins in a natural manner. The body may also begin to crave other components of the food for instance salt and iron, an overload of which can again be harmful. A craving could also indicate a nutritional need in the body, but when the communications become misdirected we can easily crave the completely wrong types of foods. For example, if the body requires iron, then red meat may be craved. Some desires can seem strange but once it is understood what the hidden need is, they make more sense. However, for most people these strong desires lead to over-indulgence, which may cause obesity. Hypnotherapy tactics can successfully change behaviour on a sub-conscious level and deal with bad eating habits that can lead to weight gain and health problems.

Utilising hypnotherapy approaches to eliminate desires for food and unhealthy eating habits, you must choose an experienced Hypnotherapist who has the relevant training. Andy Cox is a qualified Hypnotherapist working at the Assured Effects Hypnotherapy practice and has countless years of experience supporting people with issue such as cravings.

Located in Dorset, Andy Cox, an expert hypnotherapist, said “Using hypnotherapy we can ask the subconscious to modify lifestyle and we can work with increasing the will power in the right, constructive direction.  We can evoke the desire to change for healthy natural reasons without causing distress to the body or mind.

Factors such as old behaviours, feelings and emotions, habits and exercise level can all be altered during the hypnotic process simply and easily, so successful craving control will lead good eating habits for the rest of our lives. As Hypnotherapists we believe that if you know what you should be eating and what exercise you should be taking then you don’t need to be educated on what you should eat and what exercise to do to lose weight. All you need is the “how” to make all you know happen. Hypnotherapy simply removes your subconscious programming from getting in the way of your success.”

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