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Adults in Hong Kong are eating more sugar than the World Health Organization’s recommendation that we eat no more than 50 grams of sugar a day. The mean sugar content of some of our favorite foods and drinks can range from about 8 teaspoons of sugar in a serving of jasmine bubble tea to about 39 grams in a macaron.
Too many added sugars can increase the risk of certain health problems, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Hypnotherapy for sugar addiction can help you eliminate excess sugar, get your diet in order, and take control of your health.
What is Sugar Addiction?
You might not think of sugar as addictive. It is food, after all, and not a drug. Addiction is a word we use to refer to the compulsion to use a substance or engage in an activity despite unhealthy or unwanted consequences.
The Chemistry Behind Sugar Addiction
When it comes to sugar, many people continue eating it even after it causes harm in the form of weight gain or health problems, making it a potentially addictive substance. Furthermore, there is evidence that our bodies respond to sugar much in the same way they do to other addictive substances.
When we eat sugar, our brains release dopamine, a neurotransmitter related to the “reward circuit” linked to addictive behavior. The dopamine feels pleasurable, and you want to repeat that sensation. Each time you repeat the behavior, your brain adjusts, and over time, you need more sugar to get the same results. You become more tolerant of sugar’s effects on your brain while craving more of it. You might even experience a form of withdrawal when you do not get the sweetness you want. It is time to break free from those cravings and the accompanying ups and downs with hypnotherapy for sugar addiction.
Sugar Addiction Affects Mind and Body
The problem with sugar addiction is that it tends to coexist with other eating disorders, such as binge eating. During binge eating episodes, a person might consume a large quantity of sugar and purge later but feel ashamed for consuming so much food in such a short time.
In addition, as people put on weight, sugar might push them in an unhealthy cycle of diet and weight gain.
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If you struggle to control your sugar intake, you are not alone. Many people around the world have a “sweet tooth,” but with hypnosis, you can overcome it.
With self-hypnosis for sugar addiction, you can eliminate sweets and treats from your diet and learn to live a leaner, healthier lifestyle, free from cravings. Slimming hypnosis can help you lose weight naturally.
Healthier Living through Self-Hypnosis
Added sugars are sneaky. They go by names such as fructose, corn syrup, cane syrup, and agave nectar and hide in our favorite drinks, foods, sauces, and snacks. All added sugars can have similar effects on your body and your brain, though, so it is important to be aware of what you are putting in your body. If you are trying to eliminate all forms of added sugar from your diet, a self-hypnosis download can be a great ally.
While addiction has a physical component, such as the dopamine release you experience when you eat sugar, it is also closely linked to habits and cravings. Habits can be tough to change with willpower alone. Your brain creates behavior “short-cuts” that keep you functioning based on habit, and this is partly what keeps addictive behaviors going.
With self-hypnosis for sugar addiction, you can access the subconscious and use targeted suggestions to gently guide and mold it in a healthier direction. By using hypnosis, you can change your habits faster and more effectively.
In addition to using a self-hypnosis app or working with a hypnotherapist, you can also learn how to use self-hypnosis. The Renewed Edge Hypnotherapy & Counselling Centre offers a self-hypnosis course to help you use this wonderful method. This workshop is the first module of the Renewed Edge NGH-approved Certification diploma curriculum.
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Freedom through Hypnosis
Hypnosis has been used to address and treat other addictive behaviors, too. One meta-analysis evaluating about 70,000 people found that hypnosis was more effective than smoke aversion, acupuncture, and cold turkey when it came to quitting smoking.
In another study, researchers working with people addicted to opiates used hypnosis and found that all patients were able to end the use of street drugs and were stable for at least six months past the end of the study.
Self-hypnosis can help you curb your sugar cravings and change your behavior patterns, too. It works in a few ways. Hypnosis can can reduce overeating while lessening your anxiety and discomfort during the physical detoxification process, but it can also help you build new habits as you work towards a healthier new lifestyle.
Letting Go of Addictions with Hypnosis
What can you do with a self-hypnosis download? It is time for you to find out. With self-hypnosis for sugar addiction, you can get control of your cravings, overcome your unhealthy urges, and conquer your sweet tooth.
Addictions can come in various forms. As a result, the Renewed Edge Centre offers various programs to tackle these bad habits. With hypnosis, you can eliminate sugar cravings or quit smoking.
Visit Renewed Edge Counselling and Hypnotherapy today to learn more about how you can use a self-hypnosis download to maximize your health and wellbeing or to download our self-hypnosis app.