Recently, a friend of mine asked me this very simple question, can I use hypnosis to help me lose weight. At first I thought no, but after some research I found that the answer was not so simple. You see, in my time, I have come across many methods to help people lose weight, from weight loss diets, to exercise machines – some work and most don’t. I was wondering to myself, whether the use of hypnosis for weight loss was good or bad.
After my debating I’ve come down to a series of points that I will now discuss:
Mind over matter: A lot of people have this belief that if you want to lose weight, I mean you really want to lose it, then you will. You set your mind to burning fat and somehow, your body will just lose it. In fact, in a study by Yale researches, they found that out of a sample of 1000 people, those that undertook a hypnosis method, aimed at making people want to lose weight – around 90% of them actually succeed. This is compared to a control group where on a handful of people actually lost weight.
Although the results of that study are often debated, it does however given grounds for an argument, that yes, hypnosis can be beneficial to somebody that is trying to lose weight.
On method that I have heard of is training the mind to not like foods that are high in sugar. Basically, teaching the mind to think, I like salad, I don’t like chocolate etc. By doing this, it tricks people into avoiding foods that actually cause you to gain weight.
Ok, so does hyponsis actually work? Well the answer to that is not clear-cut, it ultimately depends on the individual, like with all things, some people react differently to it than others. I would strongly recommend that you visit a hynothesis and try it out, you never know you might actually be one of those people that it works for or you might be one that it does not work for.
How much does it cost? The cost varies quite considerably, so I really can’t give you an exact amount, I would suggest some where around the hundred dollar amount. In some cases, you may need to go several times and as you can imagine, this will raise the price even higher than it orignally was. That being said, you should give it a go.
I personally have never used it, so I can’t give you any recommendations – but yeah, it’s ok I suppose.