You have heard it before: People continue to be overweight despite the information available about maintaining a good weight throughout one’s life. An article from earlier this year and published by NBC News cites a survey showing that the whole world is getting fatter. The U.S., with only 5% of the total world population, leads the world in obesity. Over 2 billion people are considered obese, and perhaps most surprisingly the article states that not one single country has been able to lower its rate of obesity since the 1980’s.
Most people are aware of many of the causes, such as:
We know all of this, and we know the health issues that arise from being overweight or even slightly overweight, so the curious part comes from the fact that we know what to do – yet we don’t do it!
Part of the problem is the ways the mind gets programmed:
“It’s a waste to leave food on my plate – I have to eat even after I feel full.”
“I eat so quickly I don’t realize I am full until I am finished and feel sick.”
“I just don’t have time to shop for healthy foods and make good meals.”
“I’m too tired at the end of the day to get exercise, I just want to veg out in front of the television.”
“I will worry about my weight tomorrow.”
Because so much of weight control is truly a case of mind over matter, hypnosis can be a very effective tool for weight loss. Let’s look at five steps you can take to self-hypnotize and start losing those few (or many) extra pounds:
Hypnosis works because the subconscious mind starts to tell the conscious mind what steps to take. Be sure to feed your mind positive messages and images that benefit you, so that you begin to make good choices about eating and exercise without thinking about it.