According to the Food Research and Action Center, 68.8% of Americans are overweight or obese, 35.7% are obese. 31.8 of children and adolescents are overweight or obese, 16.9% are obese. For adults, the physical risks of obesity include increased risks of Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, High Blood cholesterol and triglycerides, High Blood Pressure, Liver Disease, Asthma, Chronic Pain, and Reproductive Complications to name just a few. Psychological and Social risks include higher rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse disorders, and social discrimination and stigmatization. For children who are obese, you can add increased risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis, early onset of puberty, and a higher risk of an early death later in life. Low self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness or inferiority and being the victims of bullying are much higher for children who are obese as well.
And yet despite these risks, we tend to think of weight management in terms of loss. At Hypnotherapy Associates of Grand Rapids, we focus not on what you are losing (after all, that’s just weight that you don’t want anyway), but what you are gaining. Our focus is on Goals (overall goals and the smaller action steps you commit to taking each day to reach those goals), the Attitude that you want to have while reaching those goals (excited, vibrant, energetic, and enthusiastic are a few attitudes my clients tell me they want to experience), Insights into eating patterns, the Needs we have to reach those goals (Nutritional, Exercise, and Motivational) and the Support and encouragement of friends and family as we work towards our goals.
With hypnosis, you can get rid of a lot of weight… but I guarantee you won’t lose a thing. Instead, you will gain the confidence of setting and reaching a goal, the vibrant and energetic body and mind you desire, a deep and lasting self-knowledge, a specific plan to meet your needs as you change your lifestyle, and the support and encouragement of everyone you know. You will gain self-esteem, health, and life changing insights that will carry into every aspect of your life.
If you or someone you know is struggling with obesity, please call Linda at 616-550-3231 to schedule your first appointment today.