About half of the adults living in Hong Kong are overweight or obese. Overeating is a serious problem, contributing to weight gain and increased risk of health issues. Even those who are not currently overweight often struggle with worries about their weight. Those worries, coupled with body dissatisfaction and unhealthy attitudes towards eating, can lead to disordered eating patterns. Your attitudes towards food and your appetite and dietary habits develop early in life and might seem set in stone. In reality, they are embedded in your subconscious. With hypnosis for eating disorders, you can gently remold your subconscious behavior patterns and take a healthier approach towards food.
Eating Disorders and Overeating
Overeating, binge eating, and overly restrictive eating might sound like quite different issues, but they are all forms of disordered eating. According to the Cleveland Clinic, between 5 and 20 percent of people have disordered or problematic eating habits that do not fully rise to a diagnosable eating disorder. Disordered eating habits can be a significant source of stress and affect your health and quality of life. Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step towards addressing it. Hypnosis for overeating can help you not just manage but overcome your unhealthy eating habits.
Because disordered eating does not always become a full-blown eating disorder, it can be harder to identify. Symptoms can vary but often include:
- Weight changes
- Digestive problems and pain
- Changes in bowel habits
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Dizziness, weakness, and fatigue
- Pallor, dry skin, or brittle or thinning hair
- Dental problems, such as cavities or bad breath
- Preoccupation with food, calories, or diet
- Excessive concern with food, weight, or appearance
- Highly restrictive diet or food limitation
- Food rituals
Even a few of these symptoms can be enough to indicate an unhealthy relationship with food or your body. Learning to approach food from a healthier vantage point can help you achieve greater mental and physical health. Hypnotherapy for overeating can be your best ally. With hypnosis for overeating, you can transform the way you think about food and your diet on a subconscious level.
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships with Food
Unhealthy relationships with food develop early. When you were a child, you might have been encouraged to eat everything on your plate, forced to eat foods you did not enjoy, or had your diet restricted or limited in other ways. You may have learned certain food habits from parents or other caretakers, media, and peers and adopted more food habits as you age. By using hypnotherapy for overeating, you can effectively “unlearn” these habits and food patterns and create a new mindset.
Food is nourishing and nutritious and often plays a social role in our lives as well. Unfortunately, when you have an unhealthy relationship with food, you might feel conflicted, ashamed, or judged when you eat. You might restrict food when you are hungry or eat to meet other needs, such as stress, anger, or sadness. You may feel disconnected from your own body or drawn to sweet, fatty foods, especially as a treat or reward.
Growing up with unhealthy food attitudes does not sentence you to a lifetime of imbalanced relationships with food or disordered eating. Hypnotherapy for eating disorders can help you get back in touch with your body’s cues and nourish yourself from the inside out. When you have a healthy relationship with food, you eat to fuel your body. No food is strictly off-limits, barring medical issues, and you feel genuine hunger or thirst. When you are hungry, you eat. When you are satisfied, you stop eating.
With hypnotherapy for eating disorders, you can develop a healthy, balanced approach. You can become more flexible with your diet and let go of the guilt.
Using Hypnotherapy for Eating Disorders
Learning to honor your body’s cues might sound like a tall order, but with hypnosis, you can do it. You can learn to re-establish healthy boundaries and develop a new respect for your body. Hypnosis for overeating works by giving you the tools to access your subconscious. Once there, you can gently “reprogram” your mind and learn to see food and yourself in a whole new light. With hypnotherapy for overeating, you can leave your old unhealthy pattern of disordered eating behind and develop a new relationship with food.
Visit Renewed Edge to learn more about how you can overcome unhealthy eating patterns and develop a healthier relationship with food. You can also schedule a consultation for hypnosis for eating disorders with our certified hypnotherapist.