Weight Loss & Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety tend to go hand in hand, and it is important to know that you are not alone when you feel high levels of stress and anxiety. 

It is important to note that any unexplained weight loss is worth a visit to a doctor to be sure there is nothing medical that could be causing the loss, like a Thyroid Disorder.

If you have ruled out medical reasons for sudden Weight Gain or Loss, then it is time to look deeper at your levels of Stress and Anxiety. Everyone suffers from Stress from time to time and it can be good. Stress can cause your body to be more alert when you’re in a dangerous situation.

When it is daily stress that never seems to go away it can define every aspect of your life. When Anxiety becomes the culprit depends on how your mind reacts to stress or dangerous, read or preserved.

Weight Fluctuations

Anxiety can cause weight fluctuation for several reasons. Stress and Anxiety do together, and it can be difficult to separate the two feelings. Anxiety can cause both weight loss and weight gain by changing some of your standard everyday movements like:


Lack of sleep, or lack of uninterrupted sleep is common with anxiety. Lack of sleep causes your body to not produce the right about of cortisol.

Lack of Eating

When you are stressed you can have a lack of appetite or when you do eat it will be very little.

Nervous movement

With stress and anxiety, you may always be on the move, pacing and/or fidgeting. You may have a desire to always be engaged in cardio while missing out on required nutrients.

Production of Stress Hormones

When you are under stress your body naturally goes into fight or flight mode, producing hormones. These hormones come with side effects that can upset your body including digestive habits.

How Hypnotherapy can help

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss can be an effective way to challenge the mind sets that have caused you to lose or gain weight. 

We will discuss what has led you to the point where you have reached out for help. We will discuss how perception is everything, and how you are perceiving yourself healthy will have an impact. Changing your mindset is one of the main focuses to begin your weight loss journey.

The techniques used will help you to

  • Envision the health level you want
  • Image yourself with a new and healthy look
  • Defining your relationship with food
  • Overcome Food Addictions like Sugar

These are designed to empower you to take control of your life and your weight. We can also address any anxiety that may be affecting your weight loss journey.

Regain your life so you are no longer a slave to sugary snacks or other food addictions that can have an impact on your weight. We can help you have a heathy relationship with food again so you can feel in control of your life.

Contact us or Book a Clarity Call and we can begin your weight loss journey.


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