Hypnotherapy – a sweet way to cut out sugar

eating-sugar-to-feel-betterOngoing concerns about the amount of sugar we consume in our diets and a growing concern about the UK’s obesity rates are enough to make many want to watch what they eat and control their weight.

Hypnotherapy has a proven success for weight management and for helping people break bad habits and addictions – whether they are binge-eating, smoking or craving sugar.

The National Council for Hypnotherapy in the UK has highly trained and qualified therapists in its nation-wide directory who are well equipped to treat clients wishing to lose weight, control what they eat and break food addictions.

When it comes to fighting our desire to eat sweet things laced with sugar it does seem to be an uphill battle. Scientists suggest that we are primed to desire sugar at an instinctive level as it plays such a vital role in our survival.

Our sense of taste has evolved to covet the molecules vital to life like salt, fat and sugar. It appears our tricky relationship with sugar starts at birth, as we are born with a sweet tooth.

A recent study from Washington University, found that newborns have a distinct preference for sweet flavours over other flavours, while children enjoy sugary foods far more than adults. Many scientists believe a child’s preference for sweet things is an evolutionary hangover, as youngsters who preferred high-calorie foods in times gone by would have had a better chance of survival when food sources were unreliable.

The problem now is that refined sugar is too readily available and this could be part of the reason why childhood obesity rates have soared.

Eating too much sugar can lead to unhealthy eating patterns. And now a recently released report shows that estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 are too low. The National Obesity Forum said Britain was in danger of surpassing the prediction contained in a 2007 report. The lobbying group is calling for hard-hitting awareness campaigns, similar to the approach taken to smoking, to try to stem the problem.

So, the easy way to stop is to go on diet is it not? Well, not really as many diets or fads are joined mainly because of peer pressure and are easily broken.

But, if you are serous about weight loss, or looking for a way to cut out sugar, hypnotherapy could be the best bet.
If you have an unwanted habit or behaviour, like a sugar craving, you can often feel out of control. There’s this ‘little voice’ that always tells you to do something when you don’t want to do it. But that little voice is part of you and is part of your protection system.

However, the good news is that you are in control.

You can change how you react to certain situations, and you can protect yourself in ways that are healthy and which allow you succeed and grow stronger in body and mind. You just need to know how to change it, and to believe you can. And this is where the hypnotherapist comes in.

The reason why hypnotherapy works so rapidly with bad habits and behaviours is because the therapist will work directly with your subconscious, bypassing the critical mind and getting to the root of the issue so that changes can be made that support your goals quickly and efficiently.

Want to beat that sugar habit? Then visit the National Council for Hypnotherapy’s online directory of hypnotherapists to find one near you and start a brand new habit-breaking regime.