Great Strategies to Beat Sugar Cravings – and how Weight Loss Hypnosis makes them even more effective

Weight Loss Hypnosis DublinMany people when attempting to lose weight fall foul of sugar cravings.  Whether you are undertaking your Weight Loss in Dublin, Wicklow or Bray, these tips can be really helpful.  And of course with the use of Hypnosis from James Jameson these tips can render your Weight Loss lifestyle change even more powerful and effective.


Does that morning pastry leave you craving yet another one after a couple of hours? Do you grab for chocolate mid-morning or find yourself guzzling a sugar-loaded fizzy drink mid-afternoon and still find yourself reaching for biscuits or cake in the evening?

If you find that consuming sugary snacks just leads to more sugary snacks, you’re not alone. Eating lots of simple carbohydrates such as sugary substances without the simultaneous use of proteins or fats may quickly satisfy hunger and provide a short lived energy boost, but they will almost as quickly leave you hungry again and craving even more

This article contains some great expert advice on dumping those sugar cravings and clearing the way to a healthy slim way of living:

Reasons for Sugar Cravings

There are many reasons why we go for sweet things.

There is some evidence that the sugar desire may be hard wired in our systems.  Babies demonstrate pleasure signals when fed with sugared water that are absent when they are fed pure water.

Carbohydrates stimulate the release of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin and sugar is a highly processed and pure carb more readily absorbed than other healthier carbs such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

The taste of sugar also releases endorphins that calm and relax us, offering a natural high. Consumption of sugar can become addictive.

In addition to and possibly because of the above sugar and sugar sweetened foods taste good and as a result many people develop addictive behaviour.  It is worth noting a growing tendency for food producers to add sugar to foods which traditionally were sugar free such as soups and casseroles in order to boost sales and to keep the punters coming back.

Another factor that should not go unnoticed is the perception that sugar and sugary foods are a “treat” or even a “reward”.  Many of us will have experienced this since early childhood, experiences which will automatically become deeply ingrained.  It is small wonder that as adults we reward ourselves and often hurt ourselves with what made us feel good as kids.

Sugar as an occasional treat is fine. The problem arises when we over-indulge.  It’s hard not to over-indulge when in addition to overeaten “treats and rewards”  a huge proportion of  the traditionally “non-sugary” food we eat, such as breads, yogurt, juices, sauces, soups and pre-cooked vegetables have added sugar.


Some great tips to curb and even eliminate sugar cravings:

Limit yourself to a little of what you crave. Avoid feelings of deprivation by eating a little of what you’re craving, maybe a small biscuit, cookie or a very small candy bar.  However, if you recognise yourself as addicted to sugary food, doing this could prove counterproductive.

Another related approach is to limit yourself to a very small amount of sugary food but to bulk it up by consuming it with a healthier food such as nuts or fruit or a sugar-free wholegrain biscuit.  In addition to satisfying a craving, and limiting sugar toxins to a minimum, you get the benefit of the nutrients from the healthier food.

Go cold turkey.  Remove all refined sugar and foods containing refined sugar completely from your diet.  Doing it unaided can be difficult for the first few days and may require some discipline in the long term.  The use of hypnosis to aid this process, as anyone who has quit cigarettes will attest, makes it all so much easier.

Chew gum.  Chewing gum can reduce sugar cravings so eating sugar free gum can help, not just as a substitute for sugar, but also in providing an activity which makes it easier to cope.

Eat fruit. Fruit contains natural sugar but also fibre and many worthwhile nutrients and is an excellent way to stay in control.  Most fruits have a reasonably long shelf life so keeping some around for when needed should not be problematic.

Eat nuts and seeds. They are healthy and a very tasty “Slow Sugar” replacement for refined sugar.”

Do something to distract yourself.  When under attack from a sugar craving go for a walk or undertake some other physical activity that you enjoy.  Do some housework.  In addition to beating the craving you will also get some valuable exercise

Eat regularly. Long gaps between meals cause low blood sugar and set you up to grab at the instant gratification of high sugar food.  Instead, eat every two to four hours to keep your blood sugar stable.

In doing this make sure your existing food consumption doesn’t increase.  The best method is to split your meals i.e. eat half your breakfast at breakfast time and the other half mid-morning, similarly for lunch and dinner.  Build nutritious slow sugar foods with fibre such as proteins, wholegrains and fresh produce into your diet.


Weight Loss for Hypnosis makes it Better

Although the above strategies are highly effective, implementing them often requires serious and persistent willpower.  Many people have difficulty maintaining the intensity required over time. This is because willpower is a conscious effort and unhealthy eating behaviours are mostly driven from the subconscious.

Because Hypnosis creates a clear channel of communication with the subconscious, it becomes possible to convince the subconscious that high sugar intake is unhelpful, and to engage the remarkable power of the subconscious to now assist in the sugar elimination effort.

The net result is that people using Hypnosis to help in sugar elimination tend to find that their motivation is much greater and long lasting and that the difficulties associated with dispensing with sugar are either eliminated completely or very greatly reduced.

If you simply want to eliminate sugary foods from your diet then many competent hypnotherapists can help you in one or two sessions.

For more general weight loss programs which involve other aspects of eating and exercise, additional sessions may be required.

Prepared by James Jameson of Jameson Therapies, Wicklow and Bray/Dublin, Ireland

Call 00 353 (0)862835758

Weight Loss and Hypnosis

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Clients seeking to achieve Weight Loss in Dublin, Bray and Wicklow

For many people losing weight can be a long, frustrating and difficult journey, especially when factors such as stress, low self-esteem, sadness and boredom sabotage the effort.  Many fall into the trap of yo-yo dieting which is far from a healthy phenomenon.

While all kinds of specialist diets and nutrition plans focus on what you eat, how often, and how much, Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis uniquely have the potential to help change how you feel about food and exercise, helping to switch the desire from unhealthy aspects such as fast food and a sedentary lifestyle to a desire for something healthy and slimming such as salads and healthy hot meals, healthy drinks and even exercise.

The primary reason for using hypnosis for Weight Loss is that hypnotherapy and hypnosis work with the subconscious.  The subconscious is the seat of the emotions and the locus of ingrained behavioral patterns such as unhealthy eating and poor or non-existent exercise regimes.

By dealing with the subconscious you are addressing the problem “at source” and clients often note remarkable positive changes in their attitude and behavior in relation to food and exercise.

In addition to the inherent native benefits of Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis for Weight Loss, the approach not only dovetails brilliantly with other modalities such as Coaching, Counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),  it actually has the capability to strengthen and even amplify the benefits of these modalities, creating an even more powerful success making ally in your weight loss endeavors.

Thus approaching Weight Loss via the Hypnosis route has many great advantages jot just in creating success, but also in making the success last in the long term.
Whether you choose to create your successful weight loss in Dublin, Bray or Wicklow all you need to do is contact me, James Jameson on 1800924864 or via the contact tab above.  I look forward to meeting you in Dublin, Bray or Wicklow.
James Jameson

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