“You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself!”
Glinda, The Wizard of Oz
It’s that familiar feeling of intending not to eat something – and yet we eat it anyway.
A subconscious programme, deep in the brain, is designed to fight against calorie controlled dieting, and is why we can’t seem to keep our weight down for long. It like some mysterious force makes us over-eat, to regain lost weight. We’re left feeling at it’s mercy, and it seems like it’s out of our control.
Our behaviour is controlled by deep survival instincts that always win over the desire for weight loss. It’s the Fight or Flight mechanism and it runs the show!
Depriving the body of calories triggers your brain to confuse cravings with real hunger by creating a hormone called ghrelin, which stimulates the appetite and promotes fat storage. It’s the deep-seated reason why we can’t keep the weight off.
The body is tripped into a ‘starvation mode’ and drives the impulse to reach for carb-loaded foods to recover lost calories. Trying to continually fight against it is exhausting and ultimately self-defeating.
“This is how we can’t stop eating even when we tell ourselves we’re done. Or we eat when we’re stressed, because we don’t feel any control. Changing your relationship with food has to happen at a deeper level.“
Letting go of that old ‘Diet and Denial’ mindset will give you the edge. The weight loss therapy helps you break free from the holding pattern that traditional dieting creates; so over time (a matter of a few weeks), as your body chemistry returns to a natural balance, it releases you from the ‘starvation mode’.
It’s why you have to address how you think about sugar and processed carbs, otherwise you’ll keep returning back to them every time you feel stressed or emotional.
You can’t feel like you’re missing out when you’re around others eating differently from you, or even if you’re going through a trigger moment.
Hypnotherapy is a relaxing, clinical process, that gently prompts the subconscious to be sensitive to positive suggestions, helping you feel open to the possibility of making better food choices, cleaning up old unwanted eating habits, and lifting cravings.
Over the space of a few weeks, through repetition, new food habits are created. It’s a very pleasant and natural process.
No one can ever make these changes for you and the only way you’ll succeed at something as highly personal as weight loss is by taking back the reins.
We need to cover all aspects of weight loss for it to be sustainable… such as CRAVINGS, PORTION CONTROL, GRAZING and IMPULSIVE EATING.
Whether it’s the doughnuts at work, or the kid’s leftovers, taking back control of those little trigger moments is where your power is.
There are lots of cutting edge techniques to help you, such as NLP and TFT as well as the hypnotherapy. These are the quickest, simplest, most effective way to release cravings and change how you feel about those foods that seem hard to resist. It’s also incredibly relaxing.
The weight loss hypnotherapy will give you a pleasant feeling of being ‘very relaxed, yet fully alert’. Also… “Absolutely lovely!” (is the comments from many clients). It isn’t the same as going to sleep, so you are aware and in control of everything you do.
Nobody can ever make you do anything you don’t want to.
You will probably feel pleasantly floaty, but still ‘there’. It’s a very natural state we all experience- a little bit like daydreaming… there’s no magic wand, just a wonderful therapy that is designed to help you tap into your own ‘change-maker’ brain wave state.
Eating the right nutrition helps your body trigger the production of a hormone called leptin- it’s the ‘satiation hormone’. Leading to a pleasant, content feeling of being satisfied after eating.
If you think about it…when we were tiny, we didn’t eat more than we needed to. Babies instinctively have that ‘off switch’. You still have your ‘off switch’ too. All you need is a little time to re-wire your brain to create leptin. When food becomes your therapy you re-discover the power of that ‘off switch feeling’ again.
Changing your way of eating is a vital component for long term weight loss.
If you’re working with me personally There will be lots of support calls and help with meal choices, downloads to use at home, and as much personal attention and resources as you need to get you on the right track, and feeling familiar and comfortable with your changes.
If you join the on-line programme, you’ll have regular therapy with me every month, downloads and all the techniques used in personal therapy, in a programme that suits the pace of your lifestyle.
Because weight loss happens at a deeper level than just being on a diet, you can experience some truly life-changing moments that help you let go of long-held hang ups around food.
These might including old emotional relationships with sugar, out-of-control eating patterns, or simply negative beliefs about your own body. The changes will be up to you…I will simply work alongside you and help you make it happen.
That’s entirely up to you, however much you feel you need! Typically, people lose quite a lot in the first few months. Then, depending on how much you have to lose, the weight loss slows down to a manageable amount for your body to cope with – probably to one or two pounds a week. That way you’ll be guided every step of the way to sustainable, long term weight loss.
I’ve over a decade of experience now in weight loss therapy. I qualified in nutrition and diet over 20 years ago. As an anatomist, I’ve also researched extensively over the years on how the hard-wiring in your brain controls your food urges, addictive behaviours, and deeply programmed habits. This has given me a bigger understanding than most on how cravings work.
I’ve been a hypnotherapist for nearly 15 years, and a nutritional therapist for nearly 24 years…put this together with training in addictions services, and a passion for what I do, and you have the Breakthrough WeightLoss way to success! This has been a real journey of discovery for me… dropping the weight, learning what works (as well as what doesn’t), along the way.
So you’re in safe hands 🙂
The programme is designed to help you erase the twin issues of CRAVING and SELF DENIAL.
“They will both stall your weight loss attempts consistently, and can keep you in a diet ‘holding pattern’ for years sometimes, (or even a lifetime!) -We know it better as the ‘yo-yo’ diet!”
And because your mind is so powerful, it can either sabotage your very best attempts at weight loss. Or, given the right help, enable you to lose the weight successfully to turn it into a happy journey instead 🙂
Self insight is a very powerful thing, and you’ll shine a light on relationships to food that have remained hidden till now. As you gain more clarity, the body you deserve will becomes more of a reality.
“Studies show that people who combine diet and exercise with hypnosis lose more weight than they do with diet and exercise alone.”
All hypnosis is really self hypnosis!
So you are guided gently by my voice to let go of your cravings and food issues. It’s an incredibly liberating experience – to be able to feel in control of your own life again, to be back in the driving seat. With you being the one to decide what happens next and what you’re going to eat today.
We will also use other cutting edge techniques together too…all at the leading edge of harnessing the power of your own mind to make changes…gently and naturally.