In the modern world today we hear many successful individuals support the idea that positive thinking was the difference in reaching their goals. In the weight loss world it is getting more and more common to hear how hypnosis helps people “think” their way thin. You’re beginning to see claims that say you will no longer have to diet by popping pills or exercising. To be successful all you have to do is “Think and Think and Think” to shed off the weight.
The truth of the matter, is somewhere in-between. Weight loss takes a combined approach of healthy eating, exercise, and a positive mindset. The number one problem with changing your body shape is that you have to change your thinking. Anyone who has been on multiple diets can tell you about all of the negative thoughts that caused them to quit. You’ll hear about how they got ‘burned out’.
Our subconscious is a powerful force (causing us to learn better with sleep, or sometimes makes us think we’re more talented than we are.) which represents 88% of your brainpower. If you have had negative weight loss experiences in your past it can be what is holding you back from accomplishing your weight loss goals.
The advantage of hypnosis for weight loss is that it can slow down your mind so you can become more focused and have a heightened awareness about your mental approach to weight loss. I believe that you have to train your brain to overcome sabotage from yourself and others, create a positive environment in your subconscious mind, and train your brain on changing an old negative behavior to new productive and positive thinking.
Yes, thinking yourself thin is an important step in the right direction but it is not the end all for healthy weight loss. Your subconscious mind must be trained repetitively for it to believe that you truly want to change an out dated negative belief. Hypnosis should be used to enforce positive habits, such as, eating 5 small healthy meals a day, drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day, getting a good nights sleep, and consistent exercise.