Why your brain could hold the key to successful weight loss
From intuitive eating to hypnotherapy treatments, a positive mindset can help you to achieve your weight loss goals.
The UK is a nation of dieters, with almost two-thirds of us claiming to be on a diet most of the time. However, our weight-loss efforts are not always successful, and many people confess that they find it difficult to stick to a diet for more than a few weeks.
But could it be our own brains that are preventing us from shedding the pounds?
All too often we approach dieting and weight loss with a negative mindset and this can have a detrimental effect.
Psychologically speaking, negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy, and research has even shown that the hormone cortisol, which is produced when you are stressed or worried, increases the distribution of fat around the abdomen. So, when it comes to making changes to your lifestyle, try to adopt a positive attitude and make a commitment to self-care and self-respect. Embracing a positive mindset can have a noticeable impact on your eating habits and overall weight and body image.
Change your goals
If you’re struggling to shift the excess pounds, you might want to consider adjusting your goals. By setting your sights too high you could be putting yourself under pressure and setting yourself up to fail. Instead, aim for smaller, more achievable targets, such as exercising for 20 minutes each day, or eating five portions of fruit and veg. You’ll soon see that those small successes can add up to long-term weight loss success.
Rather than embarking on a strict diet, experts recommend adopting a more intuitive approach to eating.
Intuitive eating may sound complicated but it’s a surprisingly simple concept. It’s all about tuning in and listening to your body’s signals – eating when you’re hungry, stopping when you’re full, and trusting your body to tell you when, how much, and even what to eat, whether that’s a salad or a burger.
As well as helping you to maintain a healthy weight, intuitive eating has also been shown to help improve body image and self-esteem, as well as increasing optimism, mental wellbeing and general satisfaction.
Get expert help
When it comes to achieving a healthy attitude and healthy body, the steps we’ve outlined so far can really have a significant impact. But if you’re struggling to see results, you may want to consider some outside help.
Hypnosis-based therapies are currently taking the weight loss world by storm, and with hundreds of satisfied customers who have seen real results, it’s not difficult to understand why.
This type of treatment focuses on identifying and resolving unhealthy attitudes to food, using a combination of weight loss hypnosis and therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in order to retrain clients’ cognitive thought processes and permanently change the way they think about food and eating. Fans of weight loss hypnotherapy claim that it can help people to make permanent lifestyle changes and keep the weight off for good.
The power of the mind is a wonderful thing, and by harnessing it properly and trusting your instincts, you can achieve long-term sustainable weight loss and a healthier overall lifestyle.
If you’d like to find out more about hypnotherapy-based weight loss treatment and how it could help you to achieve your body goals, visit http://www.gmband.com/weight-loss-hypnosis-hypnotherapy/ and start your weight loss journey.
Martin Shirran runs Elite Clinics in Fuengirola, Spain, with his partner Marion. He loves to travel and holds both a UK Private Pilot’s License and an Off Shore Yacht Masters License. His love of healthy living and cruising also led him to write Cruise Yourself Slim.