Why do we eat?
On the face of it this would seems to be an obvious question to answer. We eat to live. Food provides us with all the essential nutrients and energy to maintain a healthy and balanced body and mind. Eating is essential for our wellbeing and survival.
So, if it were this simple why are there so many fad diets and why is being overweight so common and on the increase. Clearly there are other factors to be considered such as the social situation we find ourselves in, our budgets, the time we must prepare a meal, advertising and life stress. All of these can result in developing unhealthy habits to food where we can find ourselves eating too much or too little. Nowhere is this more true than in terms of so called ‘junk food’ or some ‘processed food’ which are highly pleasurable and fine in small amounts but damaging when eaten to excess.
Stress and Food
There are clear evolutionary drives to find enough food to survive. However most of us live with a plentiful supply of food. The rational part of our brain that makes the most helpful decisions lead us to eat only what we need and when we need it.
However, when we are under sustained stress, for whatever reason, our primitive brain steps in to help. This part of our brain runs the habits that lead us to either not eat enough or eat to much. Focusing purely on weight lose or gain does not manage many of the stressors that mean the primitive brain is in charge and eating habits remain. This is why many diets or eating plans only offer short term benefit
Treatment means focusing on the whole person not just their weight!
Effective treatment means focusing on all aspects of your life, reducing your stress and putting the rational brain back in charge so that you can create new habits.
Here at MTC Solution Focused Hypnotherapy we don’t focus on your weight but on you as a person. We can help you can make the decisions that will work for you as we understand that positive change comes from positive action.
Here at MTC hypnotherapy we use a 3 step approach to help you manage eating habits.
Step 1 – Explain why things are as they are and how the brain works
Step 2 – Explain what you can do about it.
Step 3 – Help you start doing it.
Your initial assessment is free and all treatments are backed up with a free CD to help maintain and support the progress that you make.