If you are carrying extra weight through the midsection and dieting doesn't seem to work, it may help to understand why it's been so hard to lose your belly fat. Though certainly chronic overeating or lack of exercise causes for an enlarged midsection, the underlying problem may be caused by stress. Hypnosis can help with motivation for eating control, to help you exercise regularly and to deal with the stress in your life.
Stress affects you not only mentally and emotionally but physically as well. When a person is stressed, chemicals are released by the brain to the adrenal glands. The adrenals then create their own chemicals including the key adrenal problem behind belly fat, the steroid, cortisol.
Cortisol increases appetite and keeps blood sugar levels and insulin high which causes the storage of excess blood sugars as fat in the belly. Unfortunately, diet changes alone do not affect belly fat and often frustrate a dieter when weight loss occurs but the belly still bulges. In fact, in many cases, fixation on diet may actually increase stress producing even more cortisol and more belly fat.
So how do you get out of this circle of frustration? Certainly continuing to eat healthy foods in moderate portions and moving regularly should be part of your plan to lose belly fat. Hypnosis can be a great tool to help with those goals.
Research suggests using Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin C. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines and trout, walnuts and flax. Supplementation can also be done with omega-3 fish oil supplements. Be aware that fish oil has a blood thinner action. So check with your doctor before using the supplement especially if you already take blood thinners.
In addition, eat vitamin C rich foods which can help with stress and belly fat. Studies have shown that adrenal glands register vitamin C deficiency as a stress problem and increase cortisol output. Fruits such as peaches, oranges and strawberries are excellent sources of vitamin C. Vegetables including sweet red pepper, broccoli, tomatoes and cauliflower also are rich sources of vitamin C. Supplementing with Vitamin C is also an easy option especially if you are not good about eating your fruits and vegetables.
But when you are eating right and moving more, what else can you do? Hypnotherapy can be a valuable tool in dealing with the under lying problem of stress. Hypnosis can help you create new tools to motivate you to build better self-care and to deal with the stress in your life by learning to control anxiety and trigger relaxation. Lose that belly fat by making healthy changes and stopping the cycle of stress, cortisol production and belly fat. Feel better, look good and BE WELL.