New Years Resolutions – The Promises we make to ourselves……again
Every new years eve, thousands of us make a promise to change something within ourselves, to lose weight, stop smoking, cut down on drinking be less stressed and so on. By now, the second week in January, most of us would have broken those promises already and gone back into the old way probably feeling disappointed or disillusioned with ourselves. Why do we do this to ourselves every year?, why cant we follow through our resolutions? It is because the mind will always take us back to what is familiar every time, so whatever the trigger is to make us do the old familiar habit, we will always go back to what we know even if it is not what we want. In other words, you have to change the way you think to change the behaviour pattern.
Lets talk about eating…
How many people have gone on diets, lost weight only to put it on again. – Why is it that even when we lose weight, feel better, get positive complements we go back to the old way of over eating? – the answer is again, the mind will take you back to what feels familiar once the reasons behind overeating are triggered again. Its like if you play an old record over and over again you are always going to get the same tune.
The thing that drives us to sabotage our success and over eat are feelings, an unmet need, a void, feelings of needing comfort, reward, boredom, loneliness, stress these are all triggers to make us overeat. Going on a diet will never stop these familiar feelings only temporarily suppress them, you have to change the way you think around food.
FEELINGS WILL ALWAYS OVERCOME LOGIC – FEELINGS ARE MORE POWERFUL
The problem with diets are they keep you thinking about food. Calorie counting, weighing ingredients, adding points etc, this is all very draining because you have to think about food all the time, the very thing that you are trying to stop thinking about!
I have had many people come to my practise, who have told me that food is on their mind from the minute they wake up to the time they go to bed. Planning ahead what their next meal will be. Some say, they feel they have no stop button, no off switch, they just constantly eat and never feel full, others say that they think terrible things about themselves in their heads,because they feel so disappointed that they cannot stick to a healthy diet. The mind believes whatever you tell it so if you are putting yourself down constantly, you can never really expect to feel full of the joys of spring.
There is a solution…Hypnotherapy
Change your thoughts to change your feelings and habits around food.
With hypnotherapy we do not use the word diet (you already know how to do that) it is all about healthy eating, creating a healthy relationship with food. Through hypnosis, you will gently relax and drift down into a most comfortable calm place in your mind and body and new positive suggestions about eating and food will be installed into the unconscious mind so that this new pattern will become familiar and the old unwanted pattern will gently go away so that you can play a new tune, one which you will like.
Hypnotherapy puts you in control of your eating habits, what you choose to eat when you are truly hungry, being completely happier with smaller amounts of food, eating slowly, and you automatically stop eating when you are full and even sometimes choose to leave food on your plate that you know you do not need. No more emotional eating to suppress an unwanted feeling. You have all the power over your eating habits and you choose to put good foods into your body and control your weight.
Choose to be in control now.
If you would like any further information regarding hypnotherapy for healthy eating or to book an appointment, please call me on 01293 530841 or 07922 222011 I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for reading
Carol Corbett – Crawley Sussex based.