Controlling your weight as you age is an important way to prevent a series of health problems associated with weight gain.
In fact, being more than 20 pounds over your ideal weight increases your risk for some potentially deadly conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, endometrial cancer, obstructive sleep apnea and breast cancer.
In addition, most people who are overweight tend to avoid exercise, which only adds to the tendency to continue gaining.
If your lifestyle is leading you to be overweight, you could have a higher risk of heart disease and other health problems. Add to that any medical conditions, such as high cholesterol, being overweight puts you at greater risk of complications.
The good news is that even a moderate amount of weight loss can improve your health significantly. Even a ten percent weight loss can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and high blood sugar levels.
Currently, there are many techniques that can contribute to helping people lose weight effectively. One method that is known to be very effective is hypnosis.
However, many misconceptions exist as it relates to losing weight. Some may feel it just couldn’t work, yet, the fact that drugs and surgery are not involved leads many people to think that hypnosis might actually be one of the safest ways to lose weight.
Here is a list of some facts that will help guide you in your search for your ideal way to lose weight:
1. Hypnosis can be a big risk if not done correctly or performed by a practitioner who is not properly trained in hypnosis.
Although many people tend to think of hypnosis as being no danger to their health, it is important to know that people who perform the procedure must be sufficiently skilled in hypnosis techniques in order to be useful. Otherwise, it’s just a waste of time and money.
2. Hypnosis can help people eliminate excess body fat, leading to significant weight loss.
Most health experts argue that hypnosis should only be part of a larger, more encompassing process. Do not use only this method to lose weight alone.
Furthermore, a session of hypnosis will only result in minimal loss for an individual. When hypnosis is used in conjunction with psychotherapy, it is more effective than hypnosis alone. This is because hypnosis is only a state of relaxation of the mind, and does not constitute a change in control of the body.
3. Hypnosis is one way to reveal one’s subconscious. When someone is under a hypnotic state, they are more open to suggestions, because of their high state of concentration. This can be most useful in encouraging new eating habits.
However, this does not mean that through hypnosis, one can “reprogram” the mind of the individual.
In reality, hypnosis can only affect one’s state of relaxation, and without the proper use of these techniques by an experienced hypnotist, it may not be fully effective. Hypnosis also should not be thought of as some paranormal or mystical method, but rather, a facilitator of other methods to achieve maximum results.
It works best in combination with other weight management programs and will be most effective in helping people lose excess weight as they aim for a more relaxed state of mind.