One of the hardest things is to remain on a diet and be successful at it. It’s not easy to break old eating patterns, especially those which fulfill certain psychological needs that you have. Covering up loneliness or sadness takes a lot of junk food some say. But if you really approach dieting properly it takes no willpower and only imagination for you to make your diet successful.
Diets tend to fail because people can’t get past that their sadness about loosing those foods. Using hypnosis as part of your weight loss program makes it so that there is no sadness for the foods that you lose, despite those foods no longer being a part of your normal everyday life.
Convenience stores were created so that people could easily access certain foods to fulfill their personal emotional needs. Obviously, the eating of junk foods and candy that satisfy that ‘need’ doesn’t have anything to do with eating for the health of your body, and most of the time you aren’t even eating because you have hunger.
Comfort foods are certain specific foods that fill the emotional needs of your life. Being brought up as an American I can tell you my list of comfort foods started back in the 1950’s when I first became aware of them:
1. Campbell’s Soup – Um, Um, Good. (Loaded with salt, calories, and preservatives they just were ‘um, um, good for your health.
2. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches on White Bread (tasted good, but sugar, salt, white flour – aren’t good for you).
3. The list continues on French Fries soaked in Ketchup (sugar and salt)
4. Apple Sauce (sugar and corn sweetener).
5. Add to the mix delights like Sugar Daddies, and of course, Good N’ Plenty, Hershey’s Chocolate, and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream or Hagen Daz (if I am feeling exotic). 6. Later in life I added Sweet Mixed Drinks, Tom Collins, Tequila Sunrise (all sugar and alcohol) – the adult comfort food.
And, the sad thing is that the list is endless. A list for Mexico might look like Tacos of Barbeque Lamb and Coca Cola. A list for France might include snails and wine. These lists need to be shredded and burned. Our ‘comfort foods’ gain their label because of how you feel when you eat the food. Just before you ravage the closest Taco Bell, you need to realize that STRESS is what drives you to eat these high salt, and high sugar debaucheries masquerading as food. When you are happy, what do you eat? Probably the same stuff. People are happy at parties and what do they eat there? Junk food!
When you think about your life’s emotional aspects you quickly realize the kinds of foods that you associate with it. Stop and view it. This will open your eyes for sure. At your Christening or Baptism – they eat comfort food; at a birthday party they eat comfort food. When a taxpayer gets a big refund from their taxes and throws a party its — comfort food. After your funeral – comfort food. From birth to dead, including taxes – you respond emotionally to life, with comfort foods. Is this an eye opener or what?
I am going to do an exercise here, so that you can follow along. The exercise is to describe the feelings you get when you eat something you crave. Now, I crave Vanilla – I love it, I love it, I love it. And, if I can’t have Vanilla, I will tolerate Chocolates, light chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate with nuts, and raisins, and all good things. So, the exercise is to describe (and it must be written) how that first bite of chocolate makes you feel. When reading the answers of those participating I find it amazing that they always say something like “I feel high, euphoric, I even feel orgasmic”. This works until reality sets in. With comfort foods people can go into great descriptions of how good they feel, but inevitably they leave out one thing.
– Chocolate makes me feel like there is no stress in my life.
Chocolate and other comfort foods are compensators for stress, something that brings a smile to the face, and brings temporary balance (homeostasis) to the body. It is the use of food to eliminate emotions based in stress, as to why people fail on dieting programs. People live by emotional response and their minds are telling them, repeatedly, you need those foods to survive your stress.
Hypnosis used in weight loss methods provides the emotional support you need to eliminate those comfort foods from your life and mind. Hypnosis is also one of the major treatments for stress so that eliminating stress and dieting can work hand in hand.
The foods you once depended on to give that super-duper feeling that you got from them can be wiped away from your memory and life. You can use hypnosis to program great feelings from just eating a green salad with Balsamic Vinegar and perhaps a little Bleu Cheese. Then, without those feeling from Chocolate – you can eat salads, fruits, and whatever healthy diet program you choose and get great emotional feeling from the taste of recently picked vegetables, and delicious homemade salad dressing you just creating by adding a teaspoon of red wine to the Balsamic vinegar – you’ve created a new comfort food delicacy.
The old theory of dieting and struggling disappears with hypnosis.
All those foods you used to desire when you are dieting will be as though you had never tasted them before; if you’ve never tasted them, then how could you miss them? Hypnosis for dieting gives you the necessary tools to begin a new life.