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Dieters Use Hypnotherapy To Create Lasting, Positive Changes

Instead of undergoing risky bariatric surgery, dieters can opt for hypnotherapy sessions to help change unhelpful habits related to food consumption.

The UK is experiencing an obesity crisis that could bankrupt the NHS if people are unable to maintain a healthy weight. Rather than committing to a healthy diet and active lifestyle, gastric bands, or bariatric surgery has become the go-to option for obese individuals.

The idea is that during surgery, a band is fitted around your stomach. When you eat, the band squeezes your stomach, allowing you to feel full quicker and therefore consume less calories. This type of surgery has been available on the NHS for obese individuals with a BMI of over 40, or a BMI between 35 to 40 alongside an obesity-related condition such as type 2 diabetes, or high blood pressure which would likely improve if you were able to lose weight. This might sound like a fantastically easy deal for those who are desperate to drop their weight. But there are many reasons why gastric bands are waning in popularity and dieters are seeking out alternative solutions such as hypnotherapy to help.

Side Effects Of Gastric Band Surgery

It’s important to understand the risks and side effects such as wound infection or blood clots that could occur when you undergo weight loss surgery. One possibility is that the band slips out of place which will require you to have further surgery to either put it back or remove it altogether; in the meantime, you’ll experience nausea, vomiting and heartburn.

It’s also possible that the gastric band causes the stomach or intestines to become either blocked or thinner following bariatric surgery – this can cause food to become stuck and take longer to digest than usual. Some may even experience gallstones during the first year or two following a weight loss op.

Finally, stats suggest that 1 in every 1,400 patients who undergo the op will die within a month as a result of complications from the surgery.

Avoiding The Quick-Fix

When you have a lot of weight to lose, it’s easy to be tempted by the latest fad which promises to help you shed the pounds in record time. It’s often the case that losing weight is relatively easy to achieve but keeping it off requires more of a long-term change of attitude and lifestyle.

A Long-Term Approach To Weight Loss

It’s now common knowledge that our minds are inextricably linked to our physical health. This is where gastric band hypnosis comes in. Using a combination of techniques such as cognitive behaviour therapy, neurolinguistic programming and Pause Button Therapy, the idea is that a person lets go of any negative thoughts that are holding them back from losing weight. By focusing on eradicating your unhelpful habits, such as binge eating when you’re already full, and boosting your self-esteem in tandem, you’ll feel motivated to make positive changes which will assist your weight loss plans and become ingrained in your new lifestyle choices. Hypnotherapy allows you to understand that food isn’t the problem, but your attitude towards eating it is what you have the power to change.

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