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4 Reasons You’re Struggling To Change Your Eating Habits

Everyone knows that losing weight requires burning more calories than you consume. In the simplest terms, you need to eat smarter to reduce your calorie intake, and you need to exercise enough to burn a significant number of calories throughout the week.

Despite weight-loss sounding simple, winning the weight-loss battle is anything but easy—mainly because we lack the willpower to put in the work.

Making and maintaining healthy diet decisions can be incredibly difficult for some, and gathering the willpower to push past the pain during a strenuous workout is even harder.

If you’ve trying to change your eating habits but have been failing miserably, it could be because of the following reasons:

1) You’re pushed toward food by negative emotions

It’s quite common for people to turn to food when they are feeling low—specifically sugary and fatty foods. Foods high in sugar and fats do make you feel good temporarily but after a couple of hours, they drag your mood back down.

In an attempt to maintain that ‘high’ from food, people are inclined to eat an excessive amount of food, that is inevitably going to make them gain weight in the long-run.

To stop yourself from turning to food for comfort, there is a need to address the issue head on and find better ways of dealing with negative emotions.

2) You eat for pleasure instead of hunger

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If your fridge or pantry is usually stacked with junk food that you eat for pleasure, then you have a problem.

The urge to eat isn’t coming from your belly; it’s coming from your mind. There are plenty of other sources of pleasure out there—why are you turning to food? And why is it that you require ‘pleasure’ so often? What void are you trying to fill?

3) You don’t sleep enough

People who can’t get enough sleep rely on food to keep them up during the day. Our brains actually respond to the lack of sleep by releasing appetite-stimulating hormone, ghrelin, which causes us to eat excessively.

4) You keep eating even after you’re full

One of the simplest ways to lose weight in the long-run is to stop eating the moment you’re full.

It seems obvious but it’s something very few of us do. Next time you have a meal, consciously tell yourself to stop eating when your belly is full. Forget about finishing everything on your plate; just stop whenever you’re full. You’ll be surprised by how much smaller your portions can be.

Hypnosis for weight-loss

Hypnosis for weight-loss involves addressing all the underlying issues that lure you towards food. At the same time, hypnosis can be used to replace bad eating habits with healthier ones while reinforcing the need to exercise.

Renowned hypnotherapist and health and wellness expert Rena Greenberg has treated over 200,000 clients with her weight-loss with hypnosis programs. Her programs consist of private hypnosis sessions, gastric bypass hypnosis as well as other hypnosis CDs that help with weight-loss.

Contact Rena’s team for information on the services she provides.

About the Author RENA GREENBERG

Rena Greenberg has had the privilege over the last 25+ years to work with over 100,000 people in 75 medical centers to help them lose weight without surgery.

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