Weight Loss Manchester Hypnotherapy
Some people are prone to gaining weight. And in our image-conscious culture, this leaves us self-conscious, judged, and feeling envious of others. Nobody wants to stand out for the wrong reasons.
There are also health implications. The risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke increases, and high blood pressure can be a problem. Carrying extra weight takes its toll on our well-being.
Increasingly, people in Manchester are turning to hypnotherapy for weight loss. It helps people make better food choices, end emotional eating, and increase their motivation to exercise. Read on to find out how I can help you.
7 key factors which cause weight gain
To change the shape of your body, you first have to accept why you’re overweight. Remember, some people gain weight all too easily. In such cases, we have to consider our lifestyle.
Read through the following list – how many can you identify with?
Losing weight begins with eating healthy food. A daily diet of breakfast cereal, supermarket sandwiches, sugary snacks, and carb-heavy evening meals will make you fat. Only a balanced diet (the right mix of protein, non-starchy carbs and healthy fat) promotes weight loss. You cannot lose weight without making this change.
To a large extent, this means better preparation. We ‘fall off the wagon’ more when we’re underprepared. Devising meal plans, buying healthy ingredients and preparing food takes effort. This can be made easier with hypnotherapy and other techniques.
Over-eating and alcohol
People overeat without realising: large portions, second helpings, snacking, and emotional eating all add weight. Not to mention frequent meals out! Again, good preparation is key.
Emotional eating is especially problematic. People eat more when stressed, bored, or feeling blue. Ultimately, frequent overeating makes weight loss difficult and our emotions are often a factor.
Alcohol can also be a problem. Aside from the calories found in beer or wine, alcohol prevents the liver from metabolising fat – so instead it is stored in our bodies! This double-whammy is a problem for many; it is hard to drink regularly and stay in shape.
Motivation to exercise
People often struggle with exercise. Finding the time is difficult, so we sink into a sedentary lifestyle: drive to work, sit in an office all day, come home and eat, and then relax in front of the TV.
Exercise accelerates weight loss and boosts health. To get the best out of your body, we need to train at least 3 – 4 times per week. Hypnotherapy can help you find the motivation you need.
Stress, tiredness, and sleep
Your stress levels – and your sleep – affect your body’s fat burning ability. Live a stressful life, or habitually under-sleep, and you will struggle to lose weight even if you’re otherwise healthy.
Hydration is important, as is an effective supplement routine. Put simply: get enough sleep, enjoy quality relaxation (watching TV doesn’t count!), drink enough water, and supplement your dietary deficiencies; you’ll then create the ideal conditions for weight loss.
Confidence and optimism
Being overweight can wreak havoc with our confidence. Clothes don’t fit as we would like and we constantly compare ourselves to others. The end result is toxic, emotional thinking that destroys our self-worth from within.
Naturally, all of this feels bad. We then eat more as a result – to mask our deeper problems and because ‘big’ has become part of our identity.
To make matters worse, we then form pessimistic beliefs about our ability to lose weight – leading to frequent self-sabotage. If you struggle with your weight, there is a chance that negative emotions and beliefs are playing a part.
The end result is feeling overweight, under-confident, and unhappy with ourselves.
Parental Influences and childhood
Difficult relationships with food often stretch into childhood. When young, we sometimes ‘model’ our parents behaviour. Just as the children of smokers are more likely to smoke, so overweight people often have parents with similar difficulties.
Hypnotherapy is especially helpful in such cases. Parental influences can be undone, leaving you free to take control.
Bad habits and familiarity
After a while, these various factors combine to form bad habits around food. We embark on a series of unsustainable diets, feeling more pessimistic with each failed attempt. Healthy eating eventually becomes unfamiliar. We end up defeated, overweight, and unhappy.
The important thing is to encourage sustainable change. Rather than trying –and failing– to change everything at once, take it a step at a time. This means working with somebody who can guide you through the process.
The end result is a slimmer and happier you.
How to lose weight
Weight is an emotional issue
Losing weight means changing your behaviour (eat better, train harder, sleep more, drink less, etc.) and replacing your bad habits with some better ones. For many, it also means resolving the emotional factors that caused your weight gain in the first place. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself back in the same vicious cycle as before.
I take a thorough approach, and strive to ensure that does not happen.
– Krysia, PA in Manchester
A very thorough approach to helping a person lose weight might involve:
- Devising a healthy eating plan, including a shopping list and the logistics required to implement it.
- Keeping a food diary (or using an ‘app’ like www.myfitnesspal.com) to track portion control, snacking, alcohol consumption, etc.
- Building the motivation required to stick to your healthy eating and incorporate some exercise into your life.
- Changing your lifestyle habits – especially sleep, food supplementation, water, and relaxation – to ensure they’re helping you lose weight.
- Addressing any past or present emotional issues. Anxiety, unhappiness, and low-confidence all cause poor eating choices.
- Removing any negative beliefs about weight loss, e.g. ‘I’ll never be able to lose weight. It’s too difficult.’
This thorough approach to weight loss works, and hypnotherapy makes it easier. We start by working out how you’re holding yourself back, and how you can do things differently. Hypnotherapy tips the balance in your favour.
Imagine better confidence, better fitting clothes, better holidays. There are countless benefits to losing weight: to how we look, to how we feel, and to our health. Nothing could be more important.
Why work with me?
As you can see from the information on this page, I have a thorough understanding of weight loss hypnotherapy. I take care to make sure it’s straightforward and achievable. I don’t offer fad diets or ‘hypnogastroband’ (!) techniques, just a common-sense approach that creates results.
Like most therapists, I am passionate about helping people. However, I’m also friendly, down to earth, and approachable. Having worked with people for many years, I’m used to putting people at ease.
I like to keep the sessions relaxed, interesting and – where possible – enjoyable. I rarely get cancellations; people usually end therapy with the habits, motivation, and optimism required to lose weight. The results can be life-changing.
I have been practising hypnotherapy since 2005, and have helped many people lose weight over that time. They are not looking back.
To find out how I can help you lose weight, contact me to arrange a consultation.
FREE 60 Minute Consultation
You can discuss your weight issues in a safe, non-judgemental place and in total confidence. I’ll ask some simple questions to understand your current lifestyle, how the weight gain started, and what you want to achieve.
I’ll then explain the techniques I use and how they help. There is no fee or obligation for this – you’re welcome to have a think about it afterwards. It is just your chance to find out how weight loss hypnotherapy works.
All consultations are conducted in my private Manchester city centre office.
To call in for a chat all you need to do is get in touch.
Send Me a Quick Enquiry
Contacting a therapist can seem daunting, but you’ve done the hard part by reading this page. Losing weight makes a huge difference to our lives and you’ve already taken the first step.
Use the form on this page to send me a quick message – there is no obligation to you, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
You can also send me a quick email or call on 07790 506375.