Are You An Emotional Eater?
If you eat or use food to make yourself feel good then you are most likely an emotional eater.
Do you eat when you’re:
The problem is with emotional eating you can easily get out of control to the point where eating becomes so automatic you don’t realize how much you’ve eaten until you’ve through the packet or reached the last chip. Emotional eating can also lead to Binge eating where people eat big volumes of food in a short time frame, even when they’re not hungry.
Emotional eating and binge eating share the same characteristics. No matter how much food’s been eaten the person doesn’t feel satisfied. When they’ve stopped eating they feel guilty and bad about themselves to the point where they’re mentally abusing themselves over it.
Everyone wants to stop emotional eating but you need the support to achieve it. It’s ok to ask for help or for support. You can ask a friend, family member or seek professional help to stop emotional eating. If you’ve already reached a cycle of losing weight and then comfort eating until it all comes back again then you know it’s more than just controlling the amount of food you’re eating. You need to be able to control your emotions to control your weight.
Stop Emotional Eating With Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a trance state, achieved through relaxation, focus, deep breathing, and visualization. Hypnosis is used to help people change their feelings, thoughts, behaviors, addictions, and habits.
Your mind consists of the conscious mind and the unconscious mind.
The conscious mind is the part that you’re aware of and the unconscious mind is the part you’re not aware of. Your conscious mind is used up to 10% of the time. It is analytical, logical and determines your will power. Your unconscious mind is used 90% of the time and is responsible for your imagination, beliefs, habits, memory, emotions, reflex actions, instinct, self-perception and everything you do automatically.
Your unconscious mind records everything that’s ever happened in your life and helps you solve your problems, recall memories and details from the past. It represses memories you weren’t ready to deal with and will bring them up again for you to resolve later. Your unconscious mind creates a blueprint and presents ideas to your conscious mind for feedback and approval.
This is a problem because the conscious mind is logical and critical and can find faults in anything so it’s not easily convinced of new ideas and change.
This is where hypnotherapy comes into it. Hypnotherapy allows you to communicate with your unconscious mind by bypassing the critical voice in your mind that says “you can’t do it”. It helps you open up new ways to solve problems that your conscious mind hasn’t been able to process.
Your unconscious mind has no limitations so by using your unconscious mind to make changes you are working at a much deeper and profound level of change. You can focus on the habit you want to change, make plans on how to do it and allow the new blueprint to become the new pathway in your life.
Hypnotherapy can reprogram your mind by removing emotional baggage, change your thought processes from negative to positive, and change your behavior and actions that are in alignment with your goals.
Hypnosis helps you get rid of self-sabotage and gain control back of your life and your choices and who you want to be in life.
Emotional eating is something that’s taught to you throughout your life starting from being a newborn. If you cried, you were fed, if you fell over and you were sad, you were probably given a treat to make yourself feel better. If family gatherings and events had significant amounts of food it teaches you to use food to celebrate by eating way too much of the wrong food choices.
Your unconscious mind understands the lessons you’ve learned and is applying them for you in your life today.
6 Reasons Why People Overeat:
- Relationship issues
- Feeling inadequate or insecure
Hypnotherapy can help you to reprogram these feelings and reactions by getting to the bottom of the issue, learning your triggers and changing the habits so you can focus on what you really want and also what these situations are really triggering in you. If you don’t take the time to work on your mindset is it any wonder why people lose weight only to put it all back on again?
If you feed your emotions, weight gain is the obvious result. However it’s not just the number on the scales, it’s how it affects your self-esteem and how you feel about yourself.
Putting On Weight Can Make You Feel:
- Fat and ugly
- You want to hide out and not be seen
All of these things trigger emotional eating so you go through the same cycle of feeling something – eating a lot of food – feeling bad about yourself- eating a lot of food again.
To get off this vicious cycle and stop emotional eating, hypnotherapy is the number one tool that can break the cycle. It can help you change the association of feelings to food and change foods you really love, into foods you don’t like anymore. It can also change your self-perception so you can start living a healthy life by increasing your motivation to exercise and to help you crave healthy food choices.
Are you ready to stop emotional eating, lose weight, become healthier and be more confident? Make an appointment online and stop emotional eating today.