Hypnotherapy in Reading - Weight Loss & Binge Eating

How can I help you?

Are you battling to lose weight, battling to keep it off or perhaps you've an eating disorder you feel ready to tackle.

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you may already be aware that dieting to lose weight doesn't work for many people in the long run. Even when we're able to lose weight, we may struggle to keep it off.

Are you ready for a different approach? By changing the focus from the food to your reasons for overeating or not eating well, we can tackle this in a different way.

We can look at and deal with the subconscious reasons that drive you to overeat or binge eat. Then these subconscious “saboteurs” can no longer interfere with your conscious efforts to improve your eating habits.

You'll then be free to make the right decisions about what to eat without those decisions being negatively influenced by what’s going on subconsciously. What a relief!

Subconscious Reasons for Overeating

Here's some of the reasons we might overeat:

Emotional Eating or Comfort Eating can be a response to learning or conditioning when we were small. Some clients say to me they have always had problems with their weight. Sometimes in these cases a belief about the role of food has been created early on in life. Think of the parent that always comforted a distraught child with a sweet treat to make them feel better. It’s easy to imagine how this might set up an unhelpful association between emotions and eating.

Snacking & Binge Eating can be purely a habit. If someone has got into the habit of always having a big bag of crisps when they sit down in front of the TV then that habit can soon become automatic – “sit down, reach for crisps, eat them”.

Binge Eating can also be a response to an inner conflict. For example, a workaholic may have part of them that wants them to slow down and if the only time they relax is when they eat, then that part may urge them to eat more.  A positive intention, but with unintended consequences.

Does all of you want to lose the weight? Sometimes clients who come to me for weight loss can sense an inner conflict. Part of them wants to lose the weight but another part of them doesn’t and it’s the second part that’s in control at the point you throw your diet or give up trying to keep the weight off. Why would this possibly be? Reasons I have come across in the past include protection from intimacy, hiding behind weight gain as an excuse for not going for promotion at work due to lack of confidence, a deep association between eating and feeling loved.

How I Can Help

Of course these are just examples and you may well not be aware of the reasons for your overeating. Using hypnotherapy I can help you identify just what is driving your subconscious response that is preventing you losing weight or stopping bingeing. Then we can work together to make the changes needed so that driver is no longer there.

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