By Muscle Media
Controlling your weight and avoiding future weight gain as we age are important. These are ways to prevent a host of weight-related health problems. Indeed, if you are more than 20 pounds over your ideal weight, you are at greater risk for a rogues’ gallery of potentially deadly conditions. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, endometrial cancer, obstructive sleep apnea, and various cancers. What’s more, most people who are overweight tend to avoid exercise. That avoidance just adds to the toll paid for carrying extra pounds. Today, there are many techniques that can contribute and help people lose weight effectively. One of the lesser known procedures for weight loss is through hypnosis.
If you lead a sedentary lifestyle and are overweight, you are at a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease and other health problems. If you already have a medical condition such as high cholesterol, being overweight puts you at even higher risk for complications. The good news is that even modest amounts of weight loss can improve your health significantly. Loss of 10% of body weight can reduce blood pressure, high cholesterol, triglyceride, and high blood sugar levels.
However, many misconceptions have come up with regard to the application of hypnosis in losing weight. Because it does not involve drugs or any kinds of medication or surgery, many tend to think that hypnosis seems to be one of the safest weight loss programs. To know more about hypnosis and its effects on losing weight, here is a list of some facts to give you some insight:
- Hypnosis can be risky if not done properly and not performed by highly trained people with the real understanding of the concept. Even if you think it will not pose imminent danger to your health, it’s important to know that the person performing the procedure is skilled enough that they know what factors to consider.
Part of the Process
- Hypnosis alone cannot eliminate excess fat from the body and make someone lose weight. Most health experts contend that hypnosis should only be a part of a holistic process. Never use it as the sole weight loss procedure. One session of hypnosis will only have very minimal results on an individual’s weight. When losing weight, hypnosis matched with psychotherapy has been more effective than hypnosis alone. This is because hypnosis is only a state of deeply relaxing the mind. You can still be in control of your body.
- Hypnosis is one way of getting into the subliminal state of a persons’ mind. When a person is on the “hypnotic stage,” the body is more responsive to suggestibility because of its intensified state of concentration. However, this does not necessarily mean that, while under hypnosis, you can “reprogram” the mind of an individual.
In reality, hypnosis can range from trouble-free relaxation condition to proper initiation of treatment managed by a professional hypnotist. Hence, it should not be considered paranormal and magical. People should also be aware that hypnosis is not a solely effective process for losing weight. It is more of a facilitator of various treatment techniques. It should combine with other weight loss management techniques to be effective in making people lose excess weight. This way, people will be able to lose more weight with a more relaxed and refreshed state of mind. As they say, a healthy mind is a healthy body.