During this time there are so many emotions swirling through your mind… not to mention hormones. At the same time you’re excited, happy, tired, stressed and perhaps a bit fearful of new responsibilities. The result of all these emotions is that you overeat. Women often eat for emotional reasons rather than because of physical hunger. There is a little voice inside that says “Go ahead, eat the piece of chocolate… it will make you feel better.”
When you lose the weight after your baby is born, you’ll be healthier and have a lot more energy. An added benefit is that you’ll be a good role model for your child. No question about it, you know you want to lose the weight. You might even have talked to your doctor and left with a diet and exercise plan to follow.
Before you get started, make the decision to be good to yourself. Here are a few simple ways to get you on your way.
Try to get enough sleep.
Laugh as you watch a funny movie.
Invite some friends over to show off your new baby.
Go for a walk and get some fresh air.
Let’s return to that little voice telling you to eat the chocolate. It’s the voice of your subconscious mind. , You’ll need to rely on willpower until you change the beliefs in your subconscious mind. When you believe ‘chocolate will make me feel better’ you will continue to sabotage your weight loss efforts.
Once you change those beliefs, you’ll find that you are naturally choosing the habits that will support you in losing weight. Self hypnosis is a proven tool to help you change your deeply rooted beliefs into ones that support weight loss.
Here’s how: 1. Make a list of the new beliefs you want to have. An example is “I only eat when I am physically hungry.” 2. Read the list out loud many times during the day. 3. Consider making a recording and listen to it as you go about your day.
All of these things can be done on your own, but really, the easiest way to use self hypnosis for weight loss is to just buy an audio recording and listen to it regularly. This is the most important step in successful weight loss for women who have just experienced the miracle of birth. When will you make the time to begin?