As we settle into autumn and the cooler weather, we start to think more and more about indulging ourselves. October, specifically, is the month of crisp, changing leaves, pumpkin everything, “sweater weather”  and Halloween. While one can never have too many sweaters, one can definitely have too much candy, especially considering Halloween isa time for a high consumption of candy. (This is not even to mention that October leads into the holiday season rampant with big meals, starting with Canadian Thanksgiving two weeks before Halloween). Children will be gearing up to celebrate a night when parents let their kids eat as much candy as they want (with the more than likely chance that the parents may indulge too, especially as they, themselves, would have bought the supersize packages of candy at the grocery store to hand out to trick-or-treaters).

Candy, evidently, is the easiest example of copious amounts of sugar consumption. Of course, candy is delicious and wonderful but it, like anything else, must be consumed in moderation (or, rather, rarely ever if dentists had their way). There are studies that show that sugar is more addictive than hard drugs. Sugar is quite easy to get addicted to because of the burst of energy it creates in one’s body and the sensation of a “short-term high”, aptly named a “sugar high”

Sugar releases endorphins into one’s body, so if someone is tired or sad/upset, it is likely they will reach for candy (or other sugary treats). In general, junk food, especially sugary junk food, has a way of making people feel safe: one, because it is quick, easy, and accessible and two, because of the short term benefits, as mentioned, that it provides a person. This makes it difficult for any given person to break the habit of eating lots of sweets. Thus, eating candy (or other sugary items, like chocolate, etc) becomes an addiction.

Sugar addictionis easy to spot because people won’t tend to hide it, as eating a chocolate bar is evidently more normalized than partaking constantly in hard drugs (maybe a dramatic comparison but a truthful one, nonetheless). The most obvious behaviour of sugar addiction is eating lots of things with high sugar content. Also, the craving for sugar may come especially after dealing with emotional experiences.

Hypnosis works to influence a person to think withabetter mindset looking towards the future. Hypnosis guides a person in a direction that will make them more content with their life. It really is all about the hypnotist suggesting a new way for you to look at your own situation.

If you believe your future self will be unhappy with the results/consequences of your high sugar consumption, then it is time to start thinking differently about your relationship with sugar. That’s where hypnosis comes in to help lead you down a path to a better relationship with sugar. All you really need is a little push in order to take that step forward in order for your mind, body, and teeth will rejoice in a better future. Willpower can only get you so far but it is the power of suggestion from hypnosis that will send you over the edge towards a healthier lifestyle, both mentally and physically.

Combating sugar addiction with hypnosis will lead a person who struggles with it to see their relationship with sugar differently. For instance, a hypnotist will tell a person to broaden their taste buds and cravings to things already with natural sugar in them as a way of still getting that sweet taste but with better health benefits (i.e. picking up a piece of fruit rather than a fruit-flavoured candy). 

Breaking a candy habit is the same as breaking any bad habit, and a little suggestion can go a long way