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Overeating: The Sinner's Life. Diets and Emotional Eating.

Updated: Apr 4

Overeating, emotional eating, obesity, hypnosis for obesity
Overeating and emotional eating

The vicious cycle of emotional eating, what is this?

Are overeating and emotional eating related?

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and well-being. However, with so many diets and weight loss programs available, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this article, we'll explore the relationship between diets, overeating, and weight loss, and introduce alternative, science based approaches, like hypnotherapy and NLP.

Yes. Food craving, food intake, overeating and emotional eating are closely related, as emotional eating often leads to overeating.

Emotional eating is the act of using food to cope with emotions, such as stress, anxiety, or sadness. This can lead to consuming more food than the body needs, resulting in overeating, which doesn't help with weight loss.

Not to mention the idea of a happy life and feeling good.

By addressing the emotional triggers that lead to overeating, individuals can develop healthier coping mechanisms and reduce the likelihood of overeating.

So, what is the truth about diets v overeating and weight loss? What is the mechanism behind that?

  • Diet’s don’t work because most people think of diets like something painful. Diets tend to be ineffective because many people associate them with discomfort. While we may envision the ultimate outcome as gratifying, the process itself can be challenging. We think of the end result as pleasure, but the journey along the way is pain. Now, how easy it is to give something up that it’s painful?

  • ‘I don’t know if you know, but the definition of insanity (according to Einstein) is doing something over and over again and hoping for different results. Do you feel insane sometimes? Have you ever felt like you're going insane by trying various diets that only seem to make you gain weight in the end? It's a frustrating and discouraging cycle that can leave you feeling defeated and hopeless. However, it's important to recognise that there is a better way. 

  • Diets remind us about something that ‘died’. The concept of dieting often evokes feelings of loss, as if we are mourning something that is gone forever. When we attempt to lose weight through dieting, we may feel as though we are depriving our bodies of something essential. And we experience a sense of mourning. And we call it a ‘diet weight management’

  • When following a diet on your weight loss journey, working hard trying to lose weight and achieve your weight loss goals, it's common to feel as though you are missing out on something. While others in your household be able to indulge in their favourite foods, you may feel limited to only a select few options following your meal plan. This can create a sense of isolation and make you feel different from those around you. So, when being on diet you may feel a bit like someone deprived of something, because everyone around in the house can eat everything they want, and you can basically eat ‘the bird's food’.

  • Certain diets require you to count points or track every calorie consumed, which can actually have the opposite effect of what you intended. Instead of freeing you from the burden of constantly thinking about food, this approach can cause you to become fixated on it. The constant monitoring of your food intake can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression, making it difficult to maintain a healthy relationship with food, rather than freeing you from the burden of constantly thinking about food and developing food disorders. This harmful approach can cause you to become fixated on it and depressed.

  • The 'Liar Life' – some diets require you to consume only shakes and smoothies, which can lead to a "Liar Life" mentality. This approach goes against our natural human instincts and can result in feelings of dissatisfaction and unhappiness. By depriving ourselves of the sensory experience of enjoying a meal, we are essentially lying to ourselves that we are actually eating. It's crucial to find a healthy way of losing weight, that allows you to enjoy food in a healthy and sustainable way, without sacrificing the pleasure that comes with eating.

  • The 'Sinner Life' - how exciting does it actually feel to be able to sin with food… and have a happy sinner life?...Some diets allow for a cheat day once a week, which can create a "sinner life" mentality. While the idea of indulging in food may seem exciting, it can lead to a negative relationship with eating. Associating food with guilt and shame can result in disordered eating habits and a negative self-image. A healthy relationship with food is one that is based on nourishment and enjoyment, rather than guilt and shame.

Diets don't work for overeating because they focus on restriction and deprivation, which can lead to feelings of guilt and shame when inevitably broken. Instead, it's important to address the root causes of overeating, such as emotional triggers and unhealthy coping mechanisms.

The most successful way to achieve sustainable weight loss manage emotional eating for life is through a scientifically-based approach that includes hypnosis. By understanding how our brain, gut, and digestive system communicate, as well as how our emotions impact our lifestyle and eating habits, we can make meaningful changes. When this communication system is out of balance, it can lead to a range of health problems, including digestive disorders, obesity, depression, anxiety, food sensitivities, allergies, and fatigue. Prioritising a science-based approach that includes hypnotherapy is crucial to achieving optimal health and well-being.

Hypnotherapy is an incredibly powerful tool for weight loss that addresses the psychological factors behind overeating head-on.

By accessing the subconscious mind, hypnotherapy can help individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviours related to food and eating. This leads to a healthier relationship with food and a greater sense of control over eating habits. Additionally, hypnotherapy can help reduce stress and anxiety, which are major triggers for overeating. With hypnotherapy, you can take charge of your weight loss journey and achieve lasting results. It's a safe and effective approach that can help you achieve your goals and improve your overall well-being.

The hypnotherapy and NLP Weight Management Therapy approach we offer is exactly that. It specifically designed to help clients break free from the unsatisfying cycle of emotional eating and replace it with healthier coping mechanisms. It's a powerful and effective approach that can help you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall well-being.

Through gentle breakthroughs, we can transform your body, your relationship with food, and your entire life. With my approach, you can take control of your eating habits and achieve lasting results. It's a safe and scientifically-proven method that can help you achieve optimal health and well-being.

Hypnotherapy can help you identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors related to food and eating, while NLP can help you develop healthier habits and thought patterns.

Together, these techniques can help you build a healthier relationship with food and achieve lasting results. By addressing the root causes of emotional eating and overeating, our therapy helps you transform your life and achieve your weight loss goals. This approach is safe, effective, and can help you achieve optimal health and well-being.

If you're interested in learning more about how weight management hypnotherapy and NLP can help you, please visit our website at

So, why not to stop eating your emotions and start living them.

Achieve a satisfying and a happy life. Break free from emotional eating and start to feel good. Build healthier habits, transform your relationship with food. Live with joy, fulfilment, and health.


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