Well everyone the new year of 2017 is here. Some may really be glad, others may not. This year I am hoping all of you take some time for yourself. Be happy, be healthy and most of all be yourself. Because the you that you are is unique. I am running my hypnosis for weight loss workshop this month on January 21st in Park Ridge IL. You may ask why should anyone come. Here is the answer. It is a documented fact that over weight people tend to be in jeopardy of such physical issues as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. But there are other things that may come about as a result of weight issues. One is depression, tiredness, and just feeling crappy about yourself. This can affect many areas of your life, socially, professionally, and in your relationships. There have been cases where people have lost their jobs because of to many sick days as a direct result of weight issues.  People just treat over weight people differently. Unfortunately over weight people are discriminated against very often, it is a fact, a sad fact, and unjust fact, but non the less it is a fact.

As women we go to the store to buy clothes and have to continue to go one size larger, that tends to be a very depressing thing. What happens? We may just give up and feel like it is a lost cause. Ever been there? Why exercise, it takes forever to get the weight off. Or gee that cookie sure looks good. Just one won't hurt me. That one turns into many more cookies and  we wonder why we have gone up in our weight. Our looks are one thing but the deciding factor for many of us is the health issues. And unfortunately for some of us the reality of the severity of this issues comes to late. That can change, but you have to be willing to change your thinking, your actions and sometimes your beliefs. By that I mean you have to believe you deserve to be healthy and happy.

I have worked with people that have the misconception they do not deserve to be any of those things. That can change through hypnosis. You have to take the first step however the ball is in your court. 

Here is some fascinating information I researched from Web MD. I think this really says alot about how some people can gain weight and how this can impact our bodies, as well as our emotions.

You’re having problems at work or at home. You’re stressed, and it’s beginning to show -- in more ways than one. You’ve noticed a bulge around your mid-section that wasn’t there before. Where are these extra pounds coming from?
Stress could be one of the culprits. It plays a role in weight gain. While it can make you have less of an appetite at first, long-term "chronic" stress actually boosts your hunger.

Fight and Flight
Most of us become overeaters when we're feeling a lot of pressure. This happens thanks to your fight-or-flight response, a.k.a. survival mode -- once your body reaches a certain stress level, it does what it feels it needs to. In most cases, that means overeat.
Why? Because your body thinks you’ve used calories to deal with your stress, even though you haven’t, says Pamela Peeke, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland. As a result, it thinks you need to replenish those calories, even though you don’t.

Cortisol and Comfort Foods
Levels of "the stress hormone," cortisol, rise during tension-filled times. This can turn your overeating into a habit. Because increased levels of the hormone also help cause higher insulin levels, your blood sugar drops and you crave sugary, fatty foods.
So instead of a salad or a banana, you’re more likely to reach for cookies or mac and cheese. That’s why they’re called “comfort foods.”

Jason Perry Block, MD, an assistant professor of population medicine at Harvard, says eating can be a source of solace and can lower stress.

“This happens, in part, because the body releases chemicals in response to food that might have a direct calming effect.”
Fatty and sugary foods are usually the big culprits, because lots of us have such a strong love for them.
The bottom line? “More stress = more cortisol = higher appetite for junk food = more belly fat,” says Shawn M. Talbott, PhD, a nutritional biochemist

As they say for warned is for armed. You have the control to change your life. AS THEY SAY CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Author's Bio: 

Stacey is certified with the National Guild of Hypnotist as a consulting hypnotist, certified with NFNLP as a master neuro-linguistic coach and instructor.