We've all had times when we resolved to cut back on sugar. Perhaps you've noticed you've gotten into a habit of snacking on candy, and you're worried about heart disease and diabetes further down the line.
Alternatively, maybe you're determined to get in shape, or you think you comfort eat and would prefer to find a healthier way to deal with your feelings.
In spite of your best intentions, it can be incredibly hard to cut back on sugar - let alone quit it. The cravings can quickly overwhelm you, leaving you stuck in a vicious cycle.
What if just listening to a recording could help you break your sugar habit? As it turns out, this is more likely than you might think.
In this guide to self-hypnosis for healthier eating, we'll look at how you can retrain your subconscious mind so that you no longer crave sugar. The benefits could last a lifetime.
How To Stop Sugar Cravings With Hypnosis... Is It Possible?
Firstly, if you think you're addicted to sugar, you might be skeptical about the power of hypnosis to get rid of your cravings.
However, your cravings are rooted in your psychology - and that's something hypnosis can help you change. More specifically, addiction involves a feedback loop between your brain and your emotions.
In each case, the process is the same. We get a rush of dopamine - a pleasure hormone - when we eat sugar, and we come back to the sugary food again and again to relive that rush.
This is how all addictions work, from sugar to shopping and alcohol or drugs. The trick is to sever that link between sugar and pleasure - to no longer believe that we should go to candy to feel good.
Common Reasons We Feel A Need To Eat Junk Food
There are all sorts of reasons why you might have become dependent on sugar - all of which can be tackled by the right kind of hypnosis.
For example, you might be...
- Eating when bored: If you're feeling listless and flat, you can start to rely on sugary snacks to perk you up.
- Comfort eating: In other words, when you're struggling with uncomfortable or painful emotions, you use something to numb them (in this case, a particular food).
- Rewarding yourself: Maybe your life is stressful right now, and you use the promise of food to force yourself to keep going through hard days.
- Tricking yourself: Perhaps you eat little bits of junk food throughout the day, and you never really think about just how much it adds up.
- Restricting your food intake too strictly: As odd as it might sound at first, extreme dieting can actually lead to high sugar intake. This is because deprivation easily overwhelms us, and when our resolve breaks we go straight for the tastiest things around.
All of the above are powerful motivators to eat junk food, even when there's a voice in our heads warning us that we'll feel worse later on.
As we'll see shortly, hypnotherapists can engage with that voice, and help it to become the dominant motivating force - overruling the part of you that is bored, in pain, or obsessive about food.
When Does A Sugar Addiction Become A Problem?
Most of us enjoy sugary treats at least sometimes and even overindulge at least on odd occasions. So, how do you actually know you have a real problem that amounts to a sugar addiction?
When should you start thinking about interventions like hypnotherapy? There are a few different warning signs, and anyone or more should trigger you to reexamine your relationship with sugar.
Broadly speaking, however, a habit becomes a problem when it interferes with your daily life. One of the dangers of sugar is that we think it's more benign than other addictive substances, so we often overlook our dependence until late on.
There are lots of ways sugar might interfere with your life.
For example, you've got a problem with sugar if it's causing you to gain excess weight or develop health problems.
This means you've got to a place where you value a transient hit of dopamine over caring for your body. Ultimately, if you can't stop or cut down at will, then you have a problem and could use support.
Is Using Hypnosis An Easy Way To Drop Sugar Cravings?
Self-hypnosis is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to tackle sugar cravings and sugar addiction. To understand why it's important to get a sense of how addiction hypnosis actually works.
In short, you find a comfortable place to listen to your hypnotherapy recording, and the therapist leads you into a hypnotic trance where you are more receptive to suggestions.
When you're in this state, you can take on new beliefs and feelings about your problem. For example, hypnosis for sugar addiction might tell you that you don't need sugar - or even that you don't enjoy it.
Sometimes after even just one session, hypnotherapy clients notice a change in the way they think and feel. As a bonus, self-hypnosis can be done on your own time in the privacy of your own home.
Hypnosis for sugar cravings can also help you tackle the root cause of your dependence on sugar. This is because hypnotherapy is also an ideal way to treat low self-esteem and chronic anxiety.
Like meditation, it assists you in becoming more receptive to your own feelings as well, so you're less likely to look to external things - like sugar - to make yourself feel better.
Benefits of Using Self-Hypnosis To Stop Sugar Cravings
Now that you have a sense of how sugar addiction starts and how hypnotherapy can help to tackle it, let's take a closer look at some of the major benefits of self-hypnosis.
Plus, don't forget that all hypnosis also has general benefits when it comes to relaxing you and helping you deal with stress.
You’ll Believe That You Get No Benefits From Eating Junk Food
Perhaps most importantly, sugar will lose its power in your eyes.
It will no longer represent comfort, pleasure, excitement, or reward.
Instead, you'll gradually become more attuned to the negative effects of sugar - something that will be emphasized in your hypnotherapy sessions.
These changing beliefs and feelings will mean that you think about sugar less and less.
When you do, you won't be able to help but to think of its dangerous properties, the way it can harm your body, and the fact that it only provides you with a brief buzz that isn't worth the consequences.
You Can Go Hours Or Days Without Sugar Packed Foods
People who used to feel like sugar controlled them can start to believe they have strong self-control. They get to decide if and when to have sugar, which means it's much easier to do so in moderation.
Perhaps for the first time in your adult life, you'll go for hours or even days without having any sugary foods and without adding sugar to drinks.
This will start to create a new feedback loop - a positive one this time. You'll feel proud and confident as you start to beat the habit, and this will only make you more determined.
When Others Eat Junk Food Around You - You Won’t Be Affected
People who try to change their diet in any way often struggle the most when exposed to negative peer pressure.
For example, you might resolve to cut back on sugar but then find a friend who pushes you into having dessert at a restaurant - then you end up craving sweets every day all over again.
With the help of self-hypnosis, you can be around others who are eating sugar without feeling jealousy or temptation. You'll find it easier to see peer pressure for what it is and to resist it.
Again, this will reinforce your sense of pride and self-confidence.
Start Using Self-Hypnosis To Stop Sugar Cravings
Now that you know just how effective hypnosis for sugar addiction can be, why not try our program?
Tailor-made to end your persistent sugar cravings, our recordings tap into your subconscious mind and help to change your view of sugar for good.
We know how hard it is to get healthier, and we want to give you back your self-control. Stop sugar cravings hypnosis is a fast, powerful solution to a difficult problem.
With our help, you can break free from unhealthy habits and transform into the best version of yourself.