Since we released the video of how Rebecca used hypnotherapy to lose weight just over a week ago, we have had lots of feedback asking us if this was possible and how she really felt during those eight months that she lost the weight.
Rebecca said “I just didn’t feel like eating the food that I had desired in the past.”
How is this possible? Does hypnotherapy work? Well, when you use hypnotherapy to lose weight you change beliefs at a core level which has a profound effect on your food choices. In Rebecca’s case, the changes had to encompass not only the type, but also the quantity of the food she was consuming.
Rebecca was consuming foods high in fat AND sugar. We have approximately 5 litres of blood travelling around in our blood vessels and heart at any given moment. In these 5 litres of blood, you need only about one teaspoon of sugar for all of your regular activities. Rebecca was regularly having far more than a teaspoon of sugar floating through her blood vessels.
In order to keep the amount of sugar floating through your blood vessels at around a teaspoon, your body releases insulin whenever you eat foods that result in sugar entering your bloodstream. Eating sugary foods, most sweeteners, grains, cookies, pastries, cakes, pasta, and starchy vegetables like potatoes, all lead to a release of sugar into your bloodstream. Insulin works by stimulating your cells to sponge up this excess sugar out of your bloodstream. Once inside your cells, sugar is used for energy, with any excess amount being converted to fat tissue.
The more sugary food you eat, the more fat you store and, in Rebecca’s case, this cycle had been going on for years. When she used hypnotherapy to reduce her desire for sugary foods, this downwards spiral of storing more and more fat stopped and started to reverse. Over the eight months that followed this change in behaviour, her long-term fat stores were gradually used up and her normal body weight was restored.
If you regularly eat sugary foods and too many processed carbohydrates, your body will have released so much insulin that it will begin to lose its sensitivity to insulin. This is called insulin resistance, which means that your cells won’t receive as strong a signal to sponge up excess sugar out of your blood. This will lead to excess sugar floating around your blood vessels and all the health problems that come with this scenario.
By using hypnotherapy to lose weight you can we just avoid sugary food
Quite simply you can’t. Sugary foods are everywhere. You only have to walk through any event to see the plethora of food stalls all brimming to the teeth with sugary foods. It’s not just the ice cream and candy floss, its the jacket spuds, pasties, sausage rolls and, of course, the sugary drinks. Every stall makes these foods look very attractive and inviting.
The only way to avoid them is to do so in your mind. When you use hypnotherapy to lose weight and to create behavioural change it seems like nothing has happened. The reason for that is with any behavioural change you don’t have to think about it, it just becomes normal behaviour.
It can come as quite a surprise when you are walking through a raft of food stalls looking for something nice and healthy to eat, where in the past you would have been looking for a hog roast with all the trimmings.