Is Hypnosis an Effective Technique for Weight Loss?

Instant gratification has become the norm. You can order virtually anything online and have it delivered the next day. Unfortunately, humans have become used to getting what they want, when they want it. The convenience can make it very hard to accept that weight loss takes weeks, months, or even years. This is likely why some men turn to hypnosis for weight loss.

After all, anything that makes the process simpler and faster has to be good, doesn't it? In theory, this makes sense. But in practice, it’s not this simple. After all, no matter what you do, the basic fact of weight loss is that you need to eat fewer calories than you burn.

But this doesn't mean checking your maintenance calorie amount and then cutting it by 500. That may help you to lose weight, but it won’t necessarily be healthy. You need to consider the food you are eating. The calories from chocolate cake are absorbed very differently by your body than good wholesome food.

Losing weight by eating junk food is possible but extremely doubtful. Plus you won’t get the health benefits, leaving you more likely to feel fatigued and depressed.

The good news is that it is possible to lose weight and keep it off. Just speak to these members of FF30X for inspiration. If they can do it, so can you, regardless of the method you decide to use.

Hypnosis & Weight Loss

Hypnosis has been linked with magic and medicine over the years. In fact, it is first known to have been practiced approximately 1550 B.C. The interesting thing is that hypnosis seems to occur in all ancient cultures.

hypnosis and weight lossIt’s important to be aware that hypnosis is not the same as being sent to sleep. It relaxes your mind and body, making you more open to a suggestion without actually sending you to sleep.  Imagery and post-hypnotic suggestions are made to affect the necessary changes.

Using modern hypnosis for weight loss involves an expert tapping into your unconscious barriers, such as overeating and overindulgence.

Removing these barriers and their links to specific feelings is intended to prevent you from turning to food in stressful and emotional situations.

In particular, hypnosis can help to identify patterns when you start a new diet and then stop it a few weeks later. This can create a subconscious pattern which affects your ability to complete any diet. Hypnosis delves into your subconscious mind and removes these patterns, allowing you to complete your diet and achieve the weight loss you desire.

Unfortunately, while there have been several studies regarding hypnosis and weight loss, many of them are poor quality and leave us with the question of whether this is a viable option.

Consider Your Lifestyle First

You want to lose weight, and you've tried numerous methods, perhaps even with some success.

Unfortunately, like so many men, at some point, your circumstances change, and you can no longer keep up the routine.

hypnosis for weight lossThat’s why you try different approaches, diets, and even look at techniques like hypnosis for weight loss.

But, the simple fact remains, to lose weight you need to eat fewer calories than your maintenance amount. The above alternatives may help you to get into and keep the right mindset, but it doesn't have to be that complicated.

If you really want to lose weight then simply make one small change at a time. The best place to start is with your diet. By changing what you eat and how you eat you’ll notice a huge difference in your weight and health.

Drink a glass of water before you eat and whenever you feel like snacking.

This simple tip can help you to distinguish between genuine hunger and eating habits. The water will also keep you fuller, preventing snacking while revitalizing the cells in your body.

Discover the perfect plate approach to food.

perfect plate hypnosis for weight lossThis requires you to fill your plate with ½ vegetables, ¼ protein, and ¼ carbohydrates. It’s easy to do with our free menus and will ensure you’re having a balanced diet.

Prepare your meals in advance.

This is a step from adopting the perfect plate approach to your food. It simply means taking the time twice a week to prepare food that you can eat throughout the week. By preparing it in advance, you’ll always have something healthy to eat, no matter how stressed or rushed you are.

Remove tempting foods from your home.

Staying away from irresistible foods is a staple of most diet plans, but it’s also a good lifestyle approach. You can’t eat unhealthy foods if you don’t keep them at home. Of course, most foods are acceptable in moderation. You can always split a packet of snacks, such as nuts, into acceptable portion sizes. This will reduce the chances of overindulging.

Get more sleep.

man sleeping hypnosis for weight lossSleep is essential; it allows your hormones to balance, decreases hunger and increases your feeling of being full. The average man needs between 6 and 8 hours sleep every night, so start planning your bedtime to ensure you get this.

Add in exercise.

Finally, what you eat is the largest part of the battle, but a little exercise will help your weight loss goals and improve your overall health.

But, you don’t need to start by running a marathon! Regular exercise means blocking out a short period of time, such as 30 minutes and then being active. This can just be walking the dog or anything that gets you moving.

Intermittent Fasting Can Be A Great Stepping Stone

hypnosis for weight lossIt’s important to consider intermittent fasting as part of your approach to losing weight. This can be a really useful weapon in your weight loss battle; especially if you are struggling to make all the necessary changes.

Intermittent fasting means eating just 500 calories on two days of the week, (not consecutive days). Ideally, you won’t eat from when you wake up until the evening. However, if you feel weird during the day, you can have a small, low-calorie snack.

The idea is that by depriving your body of food, you’ll enter a state of ketosis. This is when your body burns fat to power your muscles instead of sugar. You’ll increase your fat burning rate and reduce your weight without undue stress; it’s worth considering.

Stick To Proven Methods

You're welcome to try hypnosis for weight loss, but with the limited research to back up the effectiveness of these approaches, you may find it more beneficial to keep things simple.

Join FF30X today to gain access to hundreds of healthy eating ideas and exercises and get on the path to a new you. FF30X is full of thousands of other men who are completing their own weight loss journey. Their support can help you achieve your own goals.

But, most importantly, this approach allows you to make small, but manageable, changes to your life that is sustainable for years to come. You won’t be starting a fad diet or trying hypnosis for weight loss. You’ll be adapting your lifestyle to become the man you want to be. That’s the man that you know you can be.

Your new friend & health coach,

stuart-headshotStuart Carter
Head Training Staff, The Fit Father Project

Brotherhood Nickname: “The Fit Brit”
Bragging Rights: 16 Years in the fitness industry, Author of ‘The Easy Fitness Guide', Father of 4 boys and Husband to a Venezuelan beauty.

 

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*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on hypnosis and weight loss.