Letting food cravings rule your life?

Do you snack uncontrollably? Or just eat too much?  

Maybe you eat while watching TV, playing video games or reading, and don’t even notice how much you are eating. Or maybe you snack at all hours of the night? Do you say to yourself: ‘I’ll just have one more chocolate biscuit, or one more chip,’ But then somehow you can’t seem to help yourself and you finish the whole packet? These are common scenarios. All too familiar for a lot of people who are wanting to lose weight. What with the low price of sugary snacks, soft drinks and energy drinks, and the temporary high that they can produce, we can easily get caught up in this very accessible way of unhealthy eating and let our impulses rule our lives. 

But, with every hight, there is a low
BUT, with every high, there is a low. And it’s a really bad one. Your health deteriorates. You may find yourself becoming moody and asking yourself desperately at 3am after that last spoonful of ice cream or you can’t get back to sleep: ‘Why am I doing this to myself?’

I am here to tell you something important:
Well, I am here to tell you something important: It’s likely to be all in your mind. Your subconscious mind specifically. You don’t have to try and probably fail at, the latest diet fad. If you hate gyms, you DON’t have to join and work yourself ragged doing box fit, spin class and running. You don’t have to undergo risky, expensive and scary surgerys. What you need to do is get your subconscious mind working in harmony with what you consciously want.

What you want is to lose weight... right?
And what you want is to lose weight… right? Hypnotherapy can help make this happen for you. So how does this work? How can Hypnotherapy help me to lose weight? Basically, it helps your subconscious mind to work in harmony with what you consciously want, making it easier for you to get rid of that extra flab. Once your conscious mind and subconscious mind are working together, you can find that you don’t even have the urge to eat that whole packet of chips. And all of this is done while enjoying a relaxing and peaceful hypnosis session! Does this sound AMAZING to you? Well, studies have shown that hypnosis is not only effective at shedding kilos, but also at keeping them off long term. We have had some amazing successes with our Virtual Gastric Bypass weight-loss programmes, including clients which were serial snackers, now only eating three small meals a day, and clients kicking their addictions to sugary soft drinks. This could be you too! Don’t take your health for granted and be part of the growing number of ‘accidentally overweight’ people, mindlessly shovelling food, all the while wondering how they became like this. There is a natural, pain-free, risk-free solution. Take the first step to better health and wellness by kicking those food cravings and large portions. Becoming a more confident, happier, slimmer and fitter you through hypnotherapy. Check out how the Virtual Gastric Band programme can help you, then book your FREE, no obligation, consultation now.
My Top Tips to help you lose weight
Here are my 14 Top Tips to help you lose weight….

  1. Make small adjustments each week
  2. Eat plenty of protein at each meal – it’s the protein that keeps you fuller longer
  3. Increase your water intake – find what temperature works for you: cold, warm, hot.
  4. Flavour water with a squeeze of fruit juice or flavoured teas
  5. Decrease your portion sizes gradually – portion size looks bigger on small plates
  6. Buy something new at the size you want to be – hang it so you see it daily
  7. Increase your fibre intake – whole fruit, vegetables, etc. Eat the skin instead of peeling*
  8. Cook your own meals – reduce or cut out processed foods
  9. Stay away from the snacks and biscuit aisles – be a good role model to your kids   
  10. Wean your kids off sugary or fatty ones to healthier     
  11. Quit the sugar  – find an alternative that you like.  
  12. Do squats while you’re waiting for the jug to boil – even a few each time add up
  13. Learn how to read the contents on packaging – check for sodium and added sugar
  14. Stay strong as you help yourself and your kids move to healthier snacks and food

Check out how the Virtual Gastric Band programme can help you, then book your FREE, no obligation, consultation now.

Control Your Anxiety… 

Anxiety causes stress, heart palipations, racing thoughts, insomnia, lack of focus and consentration, feeling of powerlessness, OCD and much more…. If you constantly argue and fight about the (relationship, job, spouse, life in general – fill in your own issue here) and continue to brood and worry over how much you hate the situation or how unhelpful that person is, etc. you are adding fuel to your stress levels which continue to escalate until you lose it!  There is a bitter argument or confrontation, where neither side wins. It becomes a vicious circle, going around and around.  Sound familiar?

Stress can have a major effect on your life…
Stress can have a major effect on your life… Anxiety and Stress can have a major physical and mental effect on you – your feelings, emotions, sensations, behaviors, conduct and abilities, all of which can affect your health and wellness. No part of the immune system is exempt. Stress and anxiety can buildup, make existing conditions worse, and you can end up with major health issues – stroke, heart attack, or even death if left untreated.  It can also affect all areas of your life – your relationships, your work, sport, etc.
Symptoms of Anxiety and Stress
Symptoms of Anxiety and Stress Because we all deal differently with stress, your symptoms can differ. They may be obscure, and some instances may be identical to some medical conditions. E.g. heart palpitations, etc.  It is important to get these checked out by your doctor. Do you suffer from any of these signs or symptoms…

  • Easily irritated and/or moody
  • Feeling overwhelmed and having no control or are losing control of a situation
  • Get sick often, typically colds and flu and maybe taking extra time off work
  • Continual stressing about small things
  • Feeling rushed as if you don’t have enough time
  • Being forgetful as well as disorganized
  • Trouble focusing or getting this done, not prioritizing so you procrastinate
  • Negative thinking that the worst is going to happen
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Trouble getting or staying asleep, and always tired or lacking energy
  • Feeling others hassle or get ‘onto’ you
  • Upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, nausea or vomiting
  • Changes in eating habits, often avoiding or perhaps eating too much
  • Greater use of alcohol, medicines, tobacco or drugs
  • Chest pain and/or heart palpitations
  • Decreased libido and/or sexual ability
  • Shaking, ringing in the ear, cold hands and/or feet
  • Dry mouth, issues swallowing, clenched  and/or grinding teeth
  • Staying away from other people, not wanting to socialize
  • Feeing lonely or depressed.

If you have some of these symptoms you could very well be stressed. As you become more aware of symptoms it’s important that you take action.

Why do you get this way?
Why do I get this way? Sometimes it seems that situations intensify and quickly get out of control. Negative feelings erupt and you end up in an argument with your spouse, co-worker, or someone else. Or you find that you get more and more nervous and stressed when you think about doing something (e.g. flying). You over think when you feel slighted, put down, undervalued, lonely, etc. Continually think about what happened, justifying your actions to yourself, and worrying about what will happen the next time. If nothing is done it can only get worse. Understanding how and why this happens, identifying the source of the stress can be very important.  It could be a minor or major event that initially triggers the anxiety and stress, or it could be a simple thing that set it off that impacted on your emotionally Some people cope better than others in stressful situations.  But a number of events can add to stress levels. Maybe you’re constantly worried about deadlines and the demands of your job, or worrying about someone’s opinion of you, or feeling constantly undervalued and/or put down. Maybe you were in a car accident or had a near miss, or a relationship break up or the death of a loved one.  Or, maybe it’s more to do with procrastinating because you don’t like your job that is causing the stress? There are many causes, some unknown consciously, that can cause anxiety and thus stress. What could be important is that you need to identify the cause and also resolving your feelings about what happened. To start that process it’s a good idea to look closely at your own current habits, behaviors and attitudes, and also how you justify your actions to yourself. Do you perhaps blame your stress on others or outside events? “He makes me so mad when he doesn’t help out.”  Or you brush off the stress with a glib comment – “Things tend to always be crazy around here”. Or maybe you consider it to be natural part of you, look on an issue or problem as entirely normal and unexceptional – “I have quite a lot of nervous energy, that’s all”. Or do you tend to brush it off as temporary “I must complete ALL of this work today, even though you don’t recall the last time you took a break or went home on time? Of course, there may be situations or environments we can’t change – that job you can’t leave because you don’t have another one to go to. And the only way you can deal with that is to change how you think, feel and respond to that situation. Managing anxiety and stress requires adjusting your thoughts. This in turn changes your behaviour – how you respond to triggers and situations that may have previously set you into a toxic whirlpool of negative emotions and reactions.
Do you feel powerless to change?
Do you feel powerless to change?    If you’ve answered yes, maybe you feel you just react that way as you “can’t help yourself”? You get caught up in a situation that seems you can’t control. You may feel ineffectual, helpless or powerless of changing how you react. Stress can have this effect and the more stressed you are the worse it becomes.  And it doesn’t matter how or why you feel that way, you’ve still got to manage yourself – your feelings, emptions and behaviour at work or home, with your relationships or study at university, school or other study. You still have to have to cope with everyday situations, along with life’s challenges. You’ve still got to carry on!  
You CAN change how you respond to situations...
You can change how you respond to situations… By changing your thoughts, you can change your feelings which changes your actions (responces). You can chnage your life. To start making changes a combination of small changes work best, like taking good care of yourself, making sure you get sufficient rest and some leisure time, are all very important. It’s that work – life balance. Some other helpful ways are… Move your body – become more active, start or increase your exercise Prioritize – Before you go to sleep make a list what you need to do the next day and prioritize each one Gratitude Journal – Every morning, preferable soon after waking, hand write out 5 things you are thankful for in your life. NOTE: I’ve just recently seen these beautiful journals and am buying for myself and my granchildren. Calm your mind – learn meditation, yoga, hypnotherapy can all help Improve sleep – eat a smaller dinner, turn off devices at least 2 hours before sleep, a milky drink can aid sleep, as can a few drops of lavender oil on cloth near your pillow Get help – talk to a trusted friend or a therapist. Hypnotherapy can help We take the stress out of making changes by offering you a free, 30 mins (no obligation) consultation. Call us today on 09 – 8377 877
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