Generally there is an underlying reason for weight gain, and these reasons can affect the control we have with what we are eating, when we are eating it, and the amount we eat. These concerns can lead to comfort eating, which in turn can makes us gain weight.
So, how can we change this?
Under stress, the body creates cortisol, our natural stress regulating hormone. Too much, or prolonged levels of cortisol in the bloodstream leads to, among other things, weight gain.
Stress and worry, even in small amounts, can cause an imbalance in our appetite regulating hormones.
Newly published research states that ‘stress raises levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin’. Two hormones responsible for regulating your appetite.
Ghrelin – The “I’m hungry” hormone.
This hormone creates the desire to eat. Generally, this happens when the body requires fuel giving you that ‘hungry feeling’.
Leptin – The “I’m full” hormone.
This hormone tells the body to stop eating as we have consumed enough energy for the body to function.
When these two hormones are thrown out of sync we can feel hungry when we’re not hungry, and sometimes we struggle to know when enough is enough. So we eat when we shouldn’t and we just can’t stop.
We may not even know we’re doing this as, over time, we’ve created a negative behavioural habit – searching through that drawer or cupboard where we keep food products such as biscuits, chocolate, sweets or cakes.
At London Hypnotherapy, we’ll get your hormones re-balanced. We’ll work out where your stress levels are too high and we’ll work to lower them naturally in order for you to gain back that control over what you eat, and when you eat it, shedding pounds in no time at all!
Diets, and why they don’t work…
There are many different diets within the market place offering you a way to ‘lose weight quickly’.
Understanding the difference between a healthy way to eat, and an unhealthy way is important and fundamental. And you may have tried this diet and that diet which, initially, showed some great promise.
But, in time, the root cause of the concern comes back into play and we find ourselves more often than not right back where we began. Sometimes feeling worse than before.
Well, using scientific research from the latest findings in neuroscience (those clever scientists whose job it is to study the brain and how it works), we can get you moving forward, losing weight, and feeling happy.
Just remember, information on this site isn’t intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness. Individual results may vary and there are no guarantees you will experience the same results as others featured on this site. We’ll work together to develop a plan which works best for you and your individual needs.