Losing weight without diet and exercise is possible. Nowadays we often encounter overeating as means of reducing tension. In this case it usually represents a kind of ‘oral gratification’ which arises from childhood, when we don’t feel enough. Those days eating would bring us comfort and contentment and remind us of the soothing effect of breast-feeding in infancy. For example, a hungry infant one day learns that frustration is relieved by nursing experience or thumb-sucking, and then, as we grow older and the mechanisms are repressed, our mind remembers the route to find gratification, in this case the route to oral cavity through which we received it in the first place. Other examples are chain smoking, nail biting, chewing gums or pencils, etc.

The reasons for overeating

It is observed that people with increased sexual impulses often replace these drives by food intake and eat ravenously. At some point these individuals react towards eating with the same feeling they had about sex – shame, guilt, anxiety, etc. There are plenty of people who unconsciously believe that a thick layer of body fat plays as a protective shield against their abuser or hostility around them. Let’s say a little girl feels ashamed or guilty about how man look at her and she starts retreating behind ‘a layer of fat’. By doing this she has a convenient alibi for not being attractive to men by thinking ‘I am fat therefore men are not attracted to me’.

Other root causes for excessive food intake can be replaced by suppressed hostile impulses, which are difficult to express towards people around, therefore it is taken out on food. Many of us grew up in families where wasting food was almost a crime, others were praised for being good eaters. Habits adapted in childhood stay with us all life, because parental attitude and other psychological factors determine it. This tendency is more likely to be a reason for obesity rather than hereditary factors.

In addition to deeper individual psychological factors at home or work, daily routine has many contributing factors to overeating and inability to diet. It is much easier to control your food intake if you reduce tension and stabilise emotionally.

You probably have tried several diets already to lose weight, but nothing worked for you?

How to lose weight without dieting

If you consider just dieting it wouldn’t work, simply because diets are made for your physical body. By limiting your food portions, we reduce calorie intake, but our emotional needs remain unmet. You can’t ignore the fact that your mind and body work as a whole, they are inseparable. Losing 20 pounds in a month without diet and exercise is easy, if you agree to work together with a therapist along the way and have a will power, determination, and motivation to follow instructions. The number of pounds lost will depend on your present weight and how far you would like to go.

How do you lose weight with hypnosis? I usually begin from the conversation where I explain to a  client why an eating disorder is not his/her fault. During a session I love to suggest how important it is to eat well and keep eating clean, whole foods, rather than count calories and weigh the food you eat. The main and the most challenging part for a client is to change his/her eating habit and this is where hypnosis is invaluable.

After a session of RTT, which has an element of hypnosis, you will be given a customised recording which will change your life. This recording will consist of suggestions and instructions, following which, you will slowly change your eating patterns.

If you’d like to hear more about it or book a session, please get in touch!