Over a decade ago in 2008, the estimated annual cost of obesity in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control was $147 billion. The same agency stated that obese Americans paid $1,429 more in medical expenses that year because of their weight. Closer to home, a recent government study suggests that over half of Hong Kong residents over 15 years old are either overweight or obese. If you are among this 50 percent and want to become healthier by shedding a few pounds, hypnosis for weight loss in Hong Kong is one solution you may not have contemplated.
The Dangers of Obesity
According to the Mayo Clinic, obesity is not strictly defined as weighing too much; it occurs when a person has an excessive amount of body fat. As a result, someone can be in an “acceptable” weight range for their height but still be susceptible to the risks of obesity if their body mass index (BMI) is too high. Risks associated with obesity include the following:
- Heart disease;
- Abnormal cholesterol level (high triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein or HDL cholesterol);
- High blood pressure;
- Metabolic syndrome.
In order to lower your likelihood of suffering from these dangerous conditions, weight loss hypnotherapy in HK can be part of your newly healthy lifestyle.
What is Hypnosis
According to Dr. David Spiegel, preeminent medical director of Stanford University’s Center on Integrative Medicine, hypnosis is a system of deep relaxation and guided imagery techniques that enables a person to disregard external stimuli in order to concentrate and focus on a suggestion or goal. Although some people use self-hypnosis techniques, it is also very common to be guided into hypnosis by a certified hypnotherapist. Over time, a person can employ the techniques learned under hypnosis to move forward in their life, reduce pain or anxiety or enhance self-esteem and confidence. When you receive hypnosis for weight loss in Hong Kong, you will find that the enhanced focus assists you in adopting and maintaining a healthier relationship with food and your body image.
The Science Behind Hypnosis
In recent years, scientists conducted various studies to determine the effectiveness of hypnosis in helping patients with various tasks and goals, including weight loss. A review of the literature conducted by Pittler and Ernst studied various modalities, including acupuncture, acupressure, dietary supplements, homeopathy and hypnotherapy. Results showed that only some supplements and hypnotherapy led to decreases in body weight. Since there are many dangers associated with these medications, interventions such as hypnotherapy for weight loss in Hong Kong – combined with a healthy lifestyle – seem to be the best long-term solutions.
Take Your Health into Your Own Hands
Renewed Edge is the premier center for weight loss hypnotherapy in HK. Our certified therapist is committed to helping you on every step of your journey as you learn how to incorporate the techniques of heightened awareness into your healthy lifestyle and self-care regimen. When you commit to our weight loss hypnosis program, you will be amazed at the speed of the dramatic changes you bring about in yourself through the power of your own subconscious mind. The time has come to regain control over your life and your health. Call us today to get started.