From health retreats to hypnotherapy for weight loss – The lengths people will go to
As the obesity epidemic increases year after year, people are going to greater extremes to lose weight. These extremities can range from people starving themselves completely, to going on “one-food diets”, such as the cabbage soup diet.
So what are these two unfamiliar types of weight loss? Let me explain :-
Hypnosis for weight loss
This is where a person is hypnotised i.e. put into a deep trance, with the help of a hypnotherapist. The hypnotherapist will then repeat constant verbal and mental images with the hope it will break a certain pattern of behaviour, usually overeating or continual snacking.
Some studies have shown that this type of treatment can work in losing weight, but there is not much other scientific evidence that backs it up.
- This type of treatment has been shown by a few studies to be effective. In these studies the average weight loss of participants was on average 6 pounds and all without lifting a finger – this is why it can be quite an attractive method for losing some weight;
- Some of the participants were actually able to replace sugar cravings with the desire to eat fresh fruit and vegetables, due to the suggestions given by the hypnotherapist – this pro also has the added benefit of not only helping overall weight reduction but also increasing the vitality and healthfulness of the participant.
- Hypnosis is not an easy solution to weight reduction. In fact it can take quite a considerable amount of therapy to see some real life results and it is also not a cheap option or method;
- Hypnosis may only actually be of true benefit when used in conjunction with a good diet and a safe exercise plan. This helps people change their lifestyles slowly and betters their future health.
Interested in weigh loss with hypnosis? Gyms Guide recommends the hypnotherapy and weight loss audio program of Ben Elliott, Adelaide Hypnotherapist (find out more at his website: www.benelliott.com.au).
Weight Loss Retreats – Do they really help?
When you think of weight loss retreats, people will often immediately think “fat camp”, but not all retreats are like this.
A retreat is a controlled environment where many of the temptations of the modern world aren’t present.
The retreats can offer people the opportunity to break bad habits that may be detrimental to their health, especially with overeating.
- Often being secluded and away from the big cities, the range of foods are quite limited and people attending these camps have no alternative but to eat “healthy”;
- With many of these retreats being in nature, the desire to go out and explore is common, which in turn, the use of natural exercise, such as walking etc, is far greater. When humans have a new beautiful surrounding they often want to explore and take a look out there, rather than sitting in front of the television, like they would if they were home.
- The extra exercise coupled with the healthy diet is quite often enough to kick start a healthier and more productive life.
- As the retreats are remote they are quite often costly and keep people away from work, which can be a double hit on the wallet.
- Many people after successfully returning from these retreats often fall back into the same patterns when getting home and in a month or so is right back where they started.
- Many also cannot put their lives on hold even though their health may depend on it. Having a family and career can be greatly affected by attending these camps, especially for long periods of time.
So there are two of the more alternative ways people try to lose weight with. The take home message with both these options is that it may help some, but they are not the only answer.
You have to remember to maintain a balanced diet and healthy exercise routine, as this is usually the best plan of action for most people.