Sounds a little too good to be true right?
I mean no one in their right mind will ever think that we can reduce body fat and lose weight without diet and exercise. I told my wife about this and she was furious and curious at the same time, she thought it was a big scam to lure people into buying some products.
So since I was the tech savvy person in the household I decided to take a look around the web and find more information about this “bogus” program since my wife is struggling to lose her baby weight.
My First Encounter with Hypnosis
Turns out there have been studies about how hypnosis can reduce fat 30x more effective according to these studies from London Hypnotherapy. Not only that, the same people that still uses hypnosis for two years after have continued losing weight and fat and they kept it OFF. We all have heard about those people that went on an extreme diet protocol to lose weight and 2 months later they gain their weight back because of “revenge” eating and drinking. That was not the case for the people that uses hypnosis.
Here are some of the results from the research:
- Hypnosis is over 30 times as effective for weight loss
- Those that use hypnosis carried on losing weight for two years
- Hypnosis subjects lost more weight than 90% of other control groups
- It can double the effects of traditional weight loss approaches
- The method showed extremely low amount of “rebound” weight
You can read more about the research here
Meet Alison Shilley : How Hypnosis Saved Her Life
My curiosity continues to kick in since I was not satisfied with just one source of information. Luckily I found this gem on Mirror UK about how a woman named Alison Shilley conquered her food cravings and lost 8 stone (112 pounds!) by pretending she had a gastric band. To summarize her story, she was initially was a 263 pound woman that likes to binge on cake and box of chocolates, but one day she downloaded a virtual gastric band hypnosis app that tricked her mind into thinking she’d had bariatric surgery
She was skeptical at first as any person would because it looks “gimmicky”. But after 2 years of using the app she’s lost 112 pounds and seven dress sizes. It was a life changing moment for Allison that talks about how she was body shamed constantly by other people. Thankfully because of the app she was able to learn more about healthy eating habits.
To give you an example, here are her eating habits before and after using the app and applying the knowledge:
What Alison ate previously
Breakfast: Two pieces of white toast with lots of butter. A large bowl of a sugary cereal with whole milk
Lunch: Cheese, egg, onion and ham white bread sandwich with crisps. A can of Irn Bru or Fanta to drink
Dinner: Sausage, chips, onion rings and fried mushrooms. More fizzy drinks
Snacks: Crisps, biscuits, cakes
What Alison eats now
Lunch: A hearty vegetable soup and lots of water or sugar-free squash
Dinner: Venison or chicken with swede mash, cabbage and carrots and a creamy sauce made with Quark
Snacks: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries
Breakfast : Whole-meal toast with a thin layer of low-fat spread
You can read more about Allison’s story here
More Testimonials : Michele Cadman
Michele Cadman is a 90 kg, 45 y/o woman with similar story as Alison. She wants to lose weight so she won’t be an “embarrassment” for her teenage daughters.
“All of a sudden you put on 20 kilos and mentally it makes shedding the weight very difficuly” She said
But when she tried to do hypnotherapy in 2012 she was hooked. Michele paid $600 for a “virtual gastric band” that helps her lose 10kg. The techniqueaims to assist people in changing the way they think about food and how much they need to eat to feel “full”
The effects of hypnotherapy was very rapid because Michele managed to lose 25kg. This result is not uncommon according to experts because the therapy will make you crave healthier food in smaller portions and doing that overtime will most definitely reduce weight.
Nowadays Michele weighs at 66kg and still maintaining the same lifestyle. This is also a plus compared to traditional dieting methods where post-treatment weight usually happens because of poor discipline.
You can read more about Michele’s story here
Gastric Band : What is it?
A gastric band is an adjustable silicone device used in weight loss surgery. The band is positioned around the upper section of the stomach to create a small pouch above the device. This restricts the amount of food that can be stored in the stomach, making it difficult to eat large amounts.
Looking at the information above I decided to learn more about gastric band and what that actually contributes in losing weight. Turns out it is used in a procedure to influence your subconscious that you have a gastric band fitted around your stomach. In the medical world this is known as gastric band surgery. This method is widely considered as a last resort for people with extreme obesity because it involves fitting a band around the upper part of the stomach. This action prevent unnecessary amount of food that a person eats, aiding them in losing excessive weight. This method is a surgical one and naturally it comes with potential risks and complications. There have also been cases of unpleasant side-effects and complications. Some patients will suffer nausea and regurgitation. Those who do not adjust well to the band may need further surgery to adjust or remove it. Some people feel this type of surgery is a ‘quick-fix’, but patients need to meet a certain criteria, be healthy enough to undertake surgery and be committed to long-term weight loss. This means committing to changing their lifestyle and attending regular follow-ups.
However, Gastric band hypnotherapy does not require surgery(duh!). It is a technique used by hypnotherapist to get the unconscious mind to think that it already has a fitted gastric band on the subject’s stomach. The objective is to “trick” your mind to think that you had gastric band surgery and that your weight has already reduced because of that.
Gastric band Hypnotherapy : How it Works
Using relaxation techniques a hypnotherapist will put you into a state of hypnosis. In this relaxed state, your subconscious is open to suggestion. At this point hypnotherapists use specialist techniques to make suggestions. With virtual gastric band hypnotherapy, this suggestion is that you’ve had a physical gastric band fitted.
The brain is powerful, so if your subconscious welcomes these suggestions, your mannerism will change however slightly. Usually, along with the ‘fitting’ of the virtual gastric band, suggestions surrounding confidence and daily habits will be made to help you be committed to this change in lifestyle.
Most therapists will also tell you about self-hypnosis techniques so you can amplify the work you have done after the session. Learning more on nutrition and exercise is also mandatory as this will encourage weight loss and boost health.
Food For Thought : Will it Work for You?
As you might expect the answer unfortunately is not a simple case of yes or no; it is largely up to you. Hypnotherapy helps people with a range of problems, but it is particularly useful when it comes to changing habits. For this reason, it often prevails compared to other methods in helping people develop healthy eating habits and lose weight. However, just like any other weight loss system, it will require your total commitment. The best approach is to combine this with moderate amount of exercise and healthy food portion and selection
You are more likely to get what you want from either gastric band hypnotherapy or surgery if you believe in the process and your therapist/doctor. Being comfortable and trusting your caretaker is essential. This is why it is advised that you take time to research hypnotherapists/doctors in your area and find out more about them, how they work and what their qualifications are. You can plan to have a meeting before the procedure to make sure you are confident in their abilities and personalities.
Trying Hypnosis With My Wife : Follow our Journey
After discussing with my wife we both agreed that we will try this “hypnosis” thing in conjunction with our existing diet and exercise routine. ( My wife and I went to the gym once/week. We also bought the newest hypnosis/diet program called The Neuro Slimmer. We are going to review our progress with the program and diet in this blog so if you are interested to try the program yourself, I recommend that you wait for my review before doing so. But in case you are anxious about it here are some of the reasons why i chose the program:
- It is the only up-to-date program about hypnosis for losing weight (As per my research)
- 30 days refund guarantee (You can just check it out and refund if you’d like)
Thank you for visiting my website! Do not forget to check out the program (The Neuro Slimmer) if you are keen. I will write my review after i tried it for a month or so.