Hypnosis Cures Late Night Eating

July 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Weight Loss

I can’t tell you how many clients come into my office complaining about the “late night munchies.”  Take Ms. S for example.  She insists that daytimes are a “piece of cake.”  “I’m good all day long,” she proclaims, “but when night time rolls around, it’s like the tiger has come out of its cage and there’s nothing to stop me from eating everything I can find in the cupboard.”

Ms. S is a single mom. She works hard all day long and doesn’t take breaks. When she gets home, she goes into mommy mode and doesn’t take any time for herself.  Only after her daughter goes to sleep, does she finally settle down.  She’s been so wound up all day long, that her body is screaming for nurture.  When she finally settles down, she chooses to numb out by plopping down in front of the television and snacking on empty carbohydrates.  This is typical behavior for a late night eater.

If you’re a late night eater, it’s probably because your body and/or mind is being deprived of some crucial ingredient during the day.  It’s like a jack-in-the box toy; if you keep twisting the crank, eventually the lid will pop open and the clown will pop out of the box.  Same thing with your body.  If you don’t feed it properly during the day and if you neglect to take periodic breaks for your mind, you’re bound to pop!

When working with late night eaters, I’ll often suggest that they take periodic breaks throughout the day, feed themselves properly in order to prevent blood sugar drops and practice self hypnosis or meditation.

Its perfectly fine to watch TV as a way to unwind, but eating in front of the television is a no-no! Eating should be done in a peaceful setting where you can be conscious of each bite (without any distractions)!

For questions about late night eating or to schedule a free consultation, please contact melany@hypnoswitch.com