Hypnosis For Weight Loss
Recent statistics (gathered by the NCHS) shows that 30 percent
of American citizens from 20 years and above are obese. This
counts more than 60 million people. We all know the consequences
of being overweight; increased risk of diseases like heart
disease, stroke, diabetes II and even cancer. The weight loss
industry has grown tremendously in recent years and more and
more obese people are trying out various weight loss programs
or weight loss pills, most of them experiencing that it doesn't
work in a sustainable way. But what about hypnosis for weight
loss, can it really help?
Hypnosis in general is a very old method designed for speaking
directly to our subconscious mind and thus modifying our behaviour.
We know that hypnosis can have numerous other successful applications
besides weight loss and the examples range from performance
improvement for athletes and therapy for victims of abuse
to curing diseases like ulcers, nausea, migraines, depression
and anxieties, just to mention a few. But the question I'll
try to answer is; could lose weight hypnosis be an alternative
for losing weight?
About 15 percent of the USA's population have got the label
'highly hypnotizable', while 10 to 15 percent can't be hypnotized
at all. In between this measurement is where the majority
of 70 to 75 percent might be eligible for hypnosis more or
less. Just so that you are aware that hypnosis doesn't work
for all of us.
The experts disagree regarding which extent hypnosis by itself
can provide a sustainable weight loss. What most experts seem
to agree upon, however, is that hypnosis can make a contribution
to weight loss for many people if it is combined with healthy
diets and workout. Whether or not hypnosis can help you lose
weight can only be answered if you try it, either by contacting
an hypnosis therapist or trying out a good self hypnosis program
that you can find online. There are some success stories about
hypnosis and weight loss. A friend of mine, who had been overweight
since he was a child and had entered all thinkable weight
loss programs and remedies just to experience an endless weight
roller-coaster trip, lost - believe it or not - almost 100
pounds with hypnosis. And he was very skeptical initially.
So it might be worth a trial for you as well.
Terje Brooks Ellingsen is a writer and Sociologist
who runs http://www.1st-self-improvement.net/.
He writes about self help issues like hypnosis and other self
improvement techniques, see http://www.1st-self-improvement.net/index.htm
as well as relationship building, see http://www.1st-self-improvement.net/building_positive_relationships.htm.