Weight Loss Hypnosis
Using Parts Work To Increase Success
Many people struggle with the motivation they need for weight loss. Dieting can be such a chore and often leads to a negative cycle of losing weight, gaining it back and round and round we go.
Losing weight is easy when you have the right mindset for achieving positive results.
Change your mind, weight loss comes easier!
Bruce Lipton was recently sharing his knowledge of how hypnosis is one of the most effective ways to change your negative life beliefs and insert something positive instead. He’s a well known microbiologist who wrote the book Biology of Belief.
Your unconscious is truly in control of your behaviours, attitudes, actions.
And it’s stuffed full of historical beliefs, many seeded in the first seven years of life. We like to think we’re running the show but it’s all those hidden beliefs that direct what you think, do and feel.
The great news is …
Beliefs can change and so can you!
What’s stopping you from losing weight?
One of the most obvious problems with weight loss, is the belief that it’s ‘hard’. And that you have to ‘miss out’ or ‘lose’ something you want and need.
The unconscious is already programmed to fear loss, so it will naturally sabotage activities that limit what it believes it needs.
Food of course, is a must have!
My recommendation that has worked for hundreds of my clients is to focus your mind on what you can ADD!
Instead of shopping with the mindset you have to ‘lose out’ or miss foods you love. Place your attention on thinking about what you can add!
A simple mindset shift will avoid triggering historical beliefs that prevent positive actions.
Choosing diets (not specifically ‘a diet’) that provide tons of interest, tastes and recipes is essential.
Avoiding the now known unhealthy mindset of removing healthy fats and instead look into low carb eating where you can fill yourself up with an abundance of great tasting foods.
Talk to the part responsible for the problem
Remove the obstacles to weight loss by first analysing what you are reacting to.
A simple method is to ask the part that’s responsible for your eating habits, lack of physical activity or whatever behaviour you believe puts on weight and prevents losing it.
We each have multiple ‘parts’ that take on specific roles in our lives. They are born out of our earliest experiences and are often designed to protect us.
There is a part of you that wants you to be healthy, that nurtures you and cares for you. There is a part that is responsible for the behaviour that leads to weight gain and is resistant to the idea of weight loss. Even those words play a part in the power they have.
Gain vs Loss
The moment you think about those words … you realise how they influence what you feel about activities relating to weight.
Lose is a negative word. So let’s reframe it.
Gain a perfect figure.
Gain a healthy body.
Gain a new look.
You get the picture.
The part of you that doesn’t want you to lose weight … is probably afraid.
That part may be afraid of being thinner and becoming more attractive. Whilst that may sound strange, people have all sorts of reasons for why that might be a negative. Here’s a few examples I’ve heard over the years:
I might stray from my relationship if I’m more attractive
I might attract unwanted attention
I might lose friends who feel threatened by my improved looks
I might find it hard to keep it up, so be even more disappointed when I fail
I might find it really boring eating healthily
I might get more stressed when I don’t have my ‘fix’
I might have to make changes in my life beyond my weight if I succeed in this change
I might upset my partner’s confidence and change our relationship
You can see that many of these examples could be true. You might not believe that each one is powerful enough to have that part work hard to sabotage your efforts.
Take note that these parts only want to protect you.
The part is more afraid of the negative emotion attached to the belief, that it is of the ill health or shortened lifespan that comes with excess weight.
In fact the part will not even know that it’s behaviour is life limiting … until it does.
More tips for successful weight loss ~ ahem gaining health & vitality!
Beyond using the right words, planning ahead is a really good way to ensure your success.
Research the most healthy, successful, filling ways of eating. Look for recipes you can either bulk cook in advance or prepare easily to avoid any friction around the preparation of food, say after a long day at work.
Keep in mind, you can lose weight and enjoy a satiated feeling after meals. You don’t need to be ‘stuffed’ but rather satisfied.
And you know a bit of a piece of high concentrated chocolate, staves off cravings for the sweeter tooth and even has health properties!
Here’s a simple plan to follow:
Choose the style of eating you know you will follow eg low carb high fat
Research why this is a) healthy and b) aids weight loss to increase confidence and belief in what you are going to do
Research recipes, quick and easy ones for after a busy day, prepped in advance for when you have plans, bulk cook for easier management
Write your weekly menu
Then write your shopping list
Shop for the food on the list and add in things you would normally see as a bit more expensive such as healthy nuts, a rich variety of fruits etc
Get into the habit of taking foods out of the freezer in advance so you never get caught out
Weigh and measure yourself before you start
Don’t weight yourself again until you’ve spent a week on your new healthy eating
Picture the next goal for the week after and know with confidence, you are on track
Rule of Thumb
It is never a good idea to think of ‘failure’ when you are focusing on developing a health body.
One of the most destructive beliefs is the one that centres around the ‘on or off’ diet.
What happens when you focus on ‘being on a diet’ rather than having a health diet, is if you have a moment where you eat something that’s not as healthy, doesn’t fit the rule of thumb for your weight loss - it was just a moment.
You keep going with your healthy eating thereafter and accept maybe it could have slowed the amount of weight you might lose that week but moderately so.
The wrong thing to do is to think of that moment as a reason to binge on everything you know added that weight in the first place.
That breaks the momentum that was redesigning the way you get your ‘dopamine’ hits. Instead of from ‘cheating foods’, you’d been setting the dopamine down for eating well, feeling satiated and loving how your body is changing.
Dopamine is the hormone that we view as the cause of cravings. It is activated by habitually doing something that sets off the release of this chemical in line with an action. You can reset your behaviour by understanding that you can set down the dopamine hit - for the positive behaviours.
What’s next …
Well I’ve a hypnosis audio that introduces parts therapy in the membership. And I’m working on an improved version to add very soon.
For now if you feel confident that hypnosis can aid you in achieving your goal, you can become a paid subscriber on this channel and get instant access to the recording already in situ, and be notified as soon as the new version is ready! It’s only a fiver, less than a bar of chocolate twice a month or two bags of crips (chips if you’re in the US).
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