I've struggled with my eating behaviors and had issues with my weight since high school. I never felt like I fit the ideal mold of beauty and tried different diets over the years that never worked. I'm not a good dieter and most of the time diets usually worked in the reverse way for me and I ended up gaining weight. Sometimes it would work for a little while, but I could never be consistent, so I didn't get long term results. I felt like I was going crazy because I always knew that I meant to do certain things, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't control my eating habits.
My husband was interested in stopping smoking. We'd both had some reservations about using hypnosis, but after we read an interview with Laura on austinist.com, we had all of our questions answered and it was easy to decide to try it. My husband met with Laura and was able to quit smoking after his first session. After I'd seen my husband's success, I decided to try it for myself.
When I first met with Laura, I was frustrated with where I was in terms of my eating habits and attitude. I had been at a lull with my exercise, but after my session I was able to get up and go with the motivation to work out. It was there in my mind and I would just go and do it.
Making changes in my behavior hasn't been too difficult. In restaurants, I used to feel like it was a free pass. Now, I make the decision not to order an appetizer and not eat all the chips on the table. I don't have to finish all of my meal, either. I can take half of it home and be healthy. I'd always known that it was important to drink water; I just couldn't ever do it before, now I've been drinking water a lot more often.
It's been really nice looking forward to the relaxation of my sessions to unwind. I've become conscious of my actions as I'm going through the day. It's more comfortable because it's not this thing that's happening to me, it's something that I'm doing for myself. My biggest benefit has been that feeling that I get to choose. I can control how I live my life and I feel more confident, so I would definitely recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to create a healthier lifestyle. I know that my behaviors are my choice and the more that I practice this lifestyle, the more natural my habits become.