How to Gain Weight Using Hypnosis

Published: 15th October 2009
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The sense of disappointment and frustration experienced by those who really want to gain weight but just can't seem to do so can often feel almost overwhelming.

In modern society, with so many suffering from obesity and overweight, precious little attention is given to those who have the opposite problem. Yet being and feeling underweight and skinny can negatively impact not only on the individual's health, but also on their self esteem and confidence.

Those who have difficulty in gaining weight often believe that their metabolism is too fast, that they rapidly burn up everything that they eat, or that they simply fail to fully absorb and digest everything that they do eat.

But -- with the exception of certain underlying medical conditions -- this is just not the case.

The simple reason why a person has difficulty in gaining weight is because they are consuming too few calories in order to do so. Underweight people simply eat fewer calories; they eat less than they actually need in order to put on weight.

Often, those who constantly struggle with weight gain believe that they eat sufficient food. But this is just not so. After all, the belief that you eat a lot of food is not the same thing as actually eating sufficient food for you to gain weight.

The truth is that metabolism and even genetics have little to do with gaining weight. Yes, of course there are different body types and it's the ectomorph that's usually identified as the one most naturally skinny and thin. But a person does not have to be genetically gifted or be highly athletic in order to gain weight in a healthy manner.

Of course, the ability to simply unwind and relax on a regular basis is crucial. The person who finds it hard to gain weight really needs to slow down and conserve energy.

What really matters when it comes to putting on weight are the psychological factors. This includes not only the psychological response and approach to food, eating and nutrition, but also the person's own individual perception of their body and potential.

If the image held by the subconscious mind is that the person is thin and underweight no matter what, then it is certainly capable of ensuring that this remains the case.

The image that our own subconscious mind holds of ourselves and of our body image is what really determines our weight.

With the help of modern hypnotherapy techniques and strategies it is possible to reach deep inside the subconscious and alter the self image from that of a thin, underweight person to that of someone of normal and healthy weight.

Once the internalized body image has been amended and altered in a positive way, then the individual's own subconscious mind does its very best to ensure that that internalized image becomes a reality.

If putting on weight is something you struggle with, then don't despair.

With modern hypnotherapy techniques even the hardest gainer can gain weight, be healthy and feel really good about their body.


Peter Field is one of the foremost British hypno-psychotherapists, with busy clinics in Birmingham and London, England. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health and Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. More of his absorbing article can be found on his website: Peter Field Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapists UK OR get his unique 'Relax & Unwind' FREE self hypnosis download here.

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