Hypnosis for chocolate, sweets, crisps, biscuit addiction.
Unfortunately we have an over-abundance of choice when it comes to unhealthy foods. It’s just about everywhere. Being sold to you via television adverts and signs, displayed effectively to tempt you in cafes and shops. Even when you’ve done your supermarket shop and resisted they attempt to catch you at the final hurdle. There is always shelves full of sweets and chocolate just waiting for you at the checkout.
For most people these treats can be easily ignored most of the time. However maybe for you this produces a terrible struggle in your mind.
Whilst smokers are usually told they have an addictive habit, those who struggle with eating excessive snacks or use food for psychological benefits, or comfort eating, will be viewed with less sympathy. This basically fuels the cycle and makes the problem worse, resulting in reduced self-worth and higher self-loathing.
Dependence on foods like chocolate, sweets, and crisps can feel like a real addiction, and often pure self-control just doesn’t work.
Why do we comfort eat?
Addictive problems in many cases are grounded in the subconscious mind. The brains produce psychological coping methods to help when you face difficult situations. If you use food as your comfort, your mind begins to connect this method with the feelings of happiness or stress reduction which you then achieve, leading you to believe you've got to implement this same approach each time you feel down.
Often the equation of food and happiness starts in childhood. Maybe you were rewarded for good behaviour with some sort of treat, chocolate or sweets. Perhaps you were given ‘treats’ like biscuits or crisps when you needed a snack, or when you were feeling upset. Or, perhaps your parents were trying to distract you when they felt they needed to say sorry for something themselves.
This practice of making use of food as a treat or as a mood enhancer then becomes deep-rooted. This means that when you find yourself feeling low, your brain is wired to desire unhealthy foods because it believes that's what makes you feel better again.
“I have not eaten any chocolate since I came to see you, almost 6 weeks ago. I've also not eaten any cakes. I am delighted with my progress and would like to say thank you for helping me."
Hypnosis for chocolate addiction
Using Cognitive Hypnotherapy to work with your subconscious mind, you could give up your comfort food, remove the cravings, making it much easier to say no. This could be to eating chocolate, sweets, crisps, tarts, biscuits or anything else you choose.
Hypnosis can employ the power of suggestion to create new feelings related to snacks, meaning that you will not feel so tempted when you are offered them. Hypnosis addresses and resolves the fundamental issues by substituting your harmful old thought processes with new beneficial thoughts about eating; freeing you from your unwanted habits.
No longer will you need to work hard at avoiding sweet temptations; bypassing them will become second nature.
You could stop eating chocolate completely.
Habits can be dropped. You've probably done it before with an unwanted habit.
Others have done it quickly and easily, and so can you.
If you are interested in finding out more about how to stop eating chocolate, cake or biscuits have a look at my Hypnosis for Weight Loss page.
Or contact me so we can have a discussion about your needs.
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