Cindy Tincher


Weight Management

Before you decide to use hypnosis for weight management, make sure you have a realistic and healthy body weight and image in mind. Also, have you checked with your health practitioner to make sure you're not up against some other underlying health issue that could be causing weight issues, such as thyroid disorder, sleep apnea, food sensitivities (such as gluten or dairy intolerance) or blood sugar imbalances? Like pain, changes in body weight or a body's inability to maintain a healthy weight despite a good food plan and exercise strategy may point to more serious underlying health issues. Trying to ignore the cause and treat the symptom isn't wise, and rarely meets with success through hypnosis. Hypnosis takes the "First, Do No Harm" edict pretty literally.

Once you've received the green light from your health practitioner, there are various ways you can use autosuggestions for weight management.

The Magic Number

You can envision seeing the perfect weight readout on your scales. (Here's a tip: visualize a number that doesn't end in a five or a zero. They are so… rigid. The subconscious mind doesn't like rigid. Three's are nice, seven's as well.) Your savvy subconscious mind knows exactly what it has to do to reach that weight.

Fit and Trim

You can envision yourself wearing a favorite outfit you wore when you were trim and slim. Or, you can imagine yourself flawlessly fitted into an outfit you've had your eye on.

Keyword and Color

You can use the Keyword/Color strategy for weight management you'll find under Auto-Suggestion by Keywords and Color.

Seeing Red

If overeating has been your path to weight gain, you might want to imagine your Power Color as red. Then, imagine eating a delicious healthy meal of your favorite vegetables, grains or lean meats, and fruits, and that feeling of fullness in your stomach. You know one more bite will make you feel uncomfortably stuffed and bloated. Visualize coming to a crossroads and stopping at a red stop sign or flashing red stoplight. Then visualize making a turn, and moving away from additional portions, or away from old destructive foods like fatty, greasy, sugary or overly salty foods. Pretty soon you'll be so far down that road you won't want to ever turn around and go back to those old ways of being or behaving.

Breaking the Ice

Visualize your extra weight as ice, like an ice sculpture that is encasing the real you, the healthy you at your optimum weight. Imagine now your metabolism kicking in, burning off excess fatty tissues. The ice begins to melt, water begins to flow.

You can think about all the clear, clean water you drink as washing away those excess fatty tissues as waste. As you drink more water, it just further cleanses and rinses your body.

Visualize all the ice melting away, see your hair, then your forehead, shoulders and arms. The breeze lifts and dries your hair, gently blows it about your head. You begin to awaken from hibernation. You step out of the remaining ice at your feet, free to move at last, to stretch, to dance, to run, to exalt in the movement and motion of your strong, slim body, free at last!

Spring

Imagine your excess fat and flesh that you've built around you as a cocoon. Perhaps the extra pounds served a purpose, insulating you from the winter storms of life, when all was cold and barren and harsh. You've slept, protected, changing, metamorphosing.

But spring has arrived, and your cocoon has now become your prison, too constraining, to restraining. It hides the transformed person within that you've become. You begin the process of shedding the cocoon. You are no longer the caterpillar that gorged all day to build the cocoon and survive the winter. No, you are the butterfly, lighter, thinner, and able to soar to heights no caterpillar could have ever even dreamed of in winter sleep. You feel the joy of spreading your wings, flexing them, and taking flight.

Keep at it!

Understand that new habits are like new shoes. You've been wearing those old comfy sneakers for years. At one time they were your favorites, but they've gotten shabby, and ratty, (and rather odiferous, if the truth be told.) So you buy a new pair, and they look so great! They put some new pep in your step! They have great arch support! They cushion your heels so much better!

But new shoes can sometimes take some getting used to, some breaking in. Sometimes we even have some discomfort adjusting to new shoes. So, we pull the old ones out and try them on, thinking they'll be more comfortable. But then we realize they don't fit as well, they don't give us the support the new ones do, and they make us look shabby and ratty.

With time, the new shoes become our daily wear, and one day we look in the closet and are horrified to find those old ratty sneakers collecting dust there in the back, and simply throw them out.

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