Can You Be Hypnotized to Lose Weight?

No matter how hard some people try, they just can’t seem to lose weight. People who have difficulty shedding extra pounds may be more susceptible to fads and gimmicks to help them lose weight. Alternative health and weight-loss methods, such as acupuncture and hypnotism, are gaining in popularity, but can these methods actually result in weight loss? Hypnosis has been used successfully to help people stop smoking and nail biting. There is science behind hypnosis and the results that can be achieved.

Hypnosis involves putting you in a mindset so that you can be influenced. The practitioner will place you in a state of suggestibility and then suggest positive ideas in your mind. While under the influence of hypnosis, you may experience greater focus and concentration. Your mind is honed in on one idea. The hypnotherapist will make suggestions to you to help improve the odds you will achieve your weight-loss goal.

The hypnotherapist uses the power of suggestion to convince you that you will lose weight. The mind is powerful. If you believe it, you can achieve it. Positive affirmations and belief in yourself combined with a healthy diet and exercise can help you to lose weight. Self-confidence is one aspect of success in any area. Just as those who are most successful in matters of business and money, people who start with a positive attitude and a belief in themselves are more likely to achieve their goal of losing weight.

Hypnosis can help you to visualize yourself thinner and healthier. The hypnotherapist can help you to visualize yourself wearing that dress or suit you haven’t worn in years because you gained weight. Seeing yourself thinner and healthier can help to establish a goal that you can achieve. When you do achieve that goal and zip up that dress or button that sport coat, your self-esteem will soar. Be careful not to set yourself up for failure. It is not possible to safely lose 50 pounds in 30 days. Rapid weight loss can be dangerous, too. A healthy diet and exercise are the most effective and safest ways to lose weight.

Approach hypnosis like you would any other weight loss or medical option. Speak to your doctor and do some research. Talk to friends and family and others who may have experience using hypnosis. Ask a potential hypnotherapist for references. It’s perfectly okay to check out a hypnotherapist before you give him or her money. Make sure you find a certified hypnotherapist who understands your limitations and goals. Hypnosis won’t make you lose weight, but it may help to improve your attitude and self-confidence so that you can achieve your weight loss goal.

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About Robin R.
I’m an AFPA certified personal trainer & nutrition consultant, NASM certified corrective exercise specialist, NASM certified youth exercise specialist, online fitness coach and freelance writer specializing in health and fitness. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science in natural health. I specialize in weight loss, functional strength training, total body toning, aerobic conditioning, plyometric training, nutrition planning, and home-based boot camp style workouts for women. My goal is to make every personal training session fun and effective for my clients. My services include both in-home personal training and online fitness coaching.

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