Hypnotherapy can counter binge eating and drinking

Trends show that binge drinking in the UK can lead to fast food binging and an unhealthy intake of calories. binge

The BBC reported that drinking more than three large glasses of wine could push people over a ‘tipping point’, meaning they consumed about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, quoting a recent surveyed. The extra calories could lead to gaining 2lb a week , the survey of 2,042 people suggested.

About half (51 per cent) of those who drank alcohol said crossing the threshold had made them binge on fast food.

Luciana Berger, shadow health minister, said the survey showed more needed to be done to raise awareness about the ‘ways excessive alcohol impacted on weight’. She added: “With health problems associated with being overweight or obese costing the NHS more than £5bn every year, it is time the government took the bold action that the scale of this threat to our public health demands.”

According to the BBC, Dr Jacquie Lavin, head of nutrition and research at Slimming World, said alcohol loosened self-control. She said people who had consumed more alcohol tended to eat at a greater rate and for longer.

“Alcohol makes the food even more rewarding. It tastes good and feels even better than it would do normally,” said Dr Lavin. She called for the government to launch a communications campaign to inform people of the impact of drinking on weight gain, and for calories to be included on alcohol labels.

But hypnotherapy can help those who want to manage weight loss and it is one of the most effective results of hypnotherapy, says the National Council for Hypnotherapy. Losing weight with hypnosis is essentially about teaching the client to feel good about themselves, whatever size they are. It focuses on making healthy changes to the diet and lifestyle that will remain for the rest of their life.

Rather than just reducing calories that a person is likely to put on again in the longer term, hypnosis gets the client in touch with the reasons why they unconsciously eat. If the client is the type of person that struggles to stop after a small piece of chocolate and feels compelled to finish the packet then a hypnotherapist can help them understand why and help to create new healthy self-management techniques.

As well as stopping compulsive eating, hypnosis can increase motivation for exercise.
It can also help the client reduce portion sizes so they lose weight healthily, steadily and for the long term.

Hypnotherapy has had proven success in helping clients break unwanted habits or addictions, like excessive drinking which are problem behaviours often caused by outside influences. Hypnotherapy works directly with the subconscious by bypassing the critical mind and getting to the root of the issue and, if the client is willing, changes can be made.

If you are worried about your eating or drinking habits, find an NCH therapist near you and set up an appointment. It could change your life.