This is why stress makes you put on weightSeptember 12th, 2018
When early humans lived in caves there were two main threats in their lives – cold and starvation. Our bodies evolved to cope with this by storing fat to feed and insulate us and this is why stress makes you put on weight
The storage of food was even more important for women so they could feed their children.
Unfortunately our metabolism has not evolved to keep up with our modern life and our unconscious mind’s main job is to manage our metabolism so that it keeps us safe.
In our modern day life any form of stress and overwhelm is seen by our bodies as a threat or danger and unless we are a hunter who needs to be able to run fast, we store fat to keep ourselves safe.
Diets don’t work because they are starvation and also stressful. And what a surprise – a new exercise program is felt by our bodies to be stressful.
Guess what… the long-term response is to store more fat.
Earlier in my life I had a huge amount of stress, especially around 15-20 years ago. My weight went up to 95kgs and I battled with it for several years until I did the extra training in stress and anxiety relief.
I now weigh 72kgs… much more comfortable to live with and as well as my old PTSD gone I have a very comfortable and healthy relationship with food so I lost the excess weight without consciously trying.
I use 5 hypnosis sessions over 2 months to both help overweight people deal with the stresses in their lives and also to change their relationship with food and eating. Where someone is suffering from major stress I sometimes do 6 sessions at no extra cost.
This is having great results and I would love to hear from people who battle with their weight and want to shape up now for summer.
How much do you value yourself?Sometimes people don’t see the value in getting help for themselves and instead feel outraged by needing to pay. So how much do you value yourself?
What are your unconscious beliefs and how important is caring for yourself?
One problem is that people have become conditioned to having much of our medical treatment free or very heavily subsidised.
So let’s be clear, I am stating facts, not whinging. I am a qualified health professional, charging comparable but slightly lower fees tha...
Why hypnotherapyI think most people reading this blog already know that I am a hypnotherapist, so why hypnotherapy? I specialise in working with people who want to change habits or to overcome confidence issues, procrastination, anxiety and my biggest love is working with people who suffer from major stress like PTSD.
90% of your mind is unconscious and it controls everything… all your habits, your beliefs, your fears and your health. It is the boss and others mostly programmed it as we grew up.
When you complain…When you complain, you make yourself a victim.
You have 3 choices,
- Leave the situation,
- change the situation,
- or accept it.
All else is madness. It leads you to stress and anxiety.
I help people to stop being victims by changing the way that they feel so that the situation changes and so do the other people in it because the relationships change and so does the power within the relationships.
They build a...