According to a scientific article in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, approximately 50% of bariatric patients experienced weight regain after 24 months of surgery. If you struggle with obesity, hypnotherapy can be a valuable tool as overeating is a psychological issue and must be treated as such.
A large percentage of bariatric patients gain weight post surgery because 90% of automatic behaviors like emotional eating are triggered by subconscious programming. While most post-op recovery plans stress the importance of managing food intake, this is a complex issue. Stress, relationships, fears, habits, self esteem, and familiar associations to food and comfort play a major role and must be addressed for long term change.
Every habit of action is run by a habit of thought. Incorporating hypnotherapy into your recovery plan can create new positive thoughts and behaviors around your response to food, self-image, and overall self care.
Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold. If you are an emotional eater this can cause severe health complications as the stomach can no longer accommodate large quantities of food post surgery. Hypnotherapy can play a vital role in supporting the ability to follow nutritional guidelines for a healthy recovery process.
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