Gastric band surgery is a procedure in which a surgeon places an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. Afterward, the stomach can hold much less food than it could previously, causing the client to feel full much more quickly and lose weight.
However, it is possible to regain weight after gastric band surgery, and since it is a surgical procedure, there are real medical risks that clients must consider. An alternative that is gaining attention for promoting successful weight loss is “virtual gastric band” hypnotherapy. With the assistance of a skilled clinical hypnotherapist, the client learns – without medical intervention – to be satisfied with much smaller quantities of food and thus lose excess weight.
Using hypnosis for weight loss isn’t new, and virtual gastric band hypnosis has been around for several years now. Meta-analyses have found that hypnosis for weight loss is more effective than weight loss programs that do not include hypnotherapy, and an increasing number of people are choosing hypnosis for weight loss rather than surgery. Here are 4 reasons why virtual gastric band hypnosis for weight loss works.
1. It Prevents the Need for Calorie or Carb Counting
Hypnosis for weight loss isn’t about counting calories or carbohydrates in foods, but is about retraining the brain and body to be satisfied with smaller portions of food. That means with virtual gastric band hypnosis, there are no “forbidden” foods. In fact, people who have had hypnosis for weight loss remark that the types of foods they desire change after hypnosis to healthier choices. The combination of wanting to eat healthier foods and being satisfied with smaller quantities lowers calorie intake and the result is weight loss with no calorie charts, no food scales, and no figuring up of “points” or carbs in foods.
2. It Helps People Redefine Their Relationship with Food
People overeat for many reasons. They may overeat to decrease feelings of sadness or anxiety, or they may equate happy times with high calorie, sugary foods (like birthday cake). Hypnosis for weight loss allows people to retrain their brains to remove subconscious barriers to weight loss, assuage fear of change, and understand why they overeat. It allows people to visualize and use healthier tools for coping and communicating and to enhance their inner confidence. Rather than addressing the physical capacity of the digestive system, virtual gastric band hypnosis addresses a person’s relationship with food, making it healthier and more of a positive alliance rather than an internal rivalry.
3. It Helps People Overcome Emotional Eating
Hypnosis for weight loss helps people develop confidence, so they can lose weight and increase physical activity while enjoying emotional well-being. A trained hypnotherapist is able to help clients explore reasons for overeating, gently question unhealthy patterns, and suggest new approaches. Over time, the client learns to replace negative thoughts and habits with healthier ones. Clinical hypnotherapist Hillary Evans says, “Using hypnosis you can naturally reduce cravings, urges, thoughts and desires so that you can easily reach your goal weight.”
4. It Helps People Better Tune In to Fullness and Satiety
Emotional eating can lead to less awareness of feelings of being full or satisfied. Hypnosis for weight loss helps people tune in to feelings of satiety, so that when they have had enough to eat, they know it and stop. Surgical gastric bands create a physical reason (a smaller stomach opening) that forces feelings of satiety. But virtual gastric band hypnosis helps the brain and body feel satisfied with less food. When this is bolstered by hypnotherapy addressing issues like confidence and alternatives to overeating, the result is fewer calories taken in, and excess weight being lost, without surgery, fad diets, or drugs.
Virtual gastric band hypnosis for weight loss is extremely safe, has no real side effects, and costs only a fraction of what weight loss surgery costs in terms of finances and physical recovery. If you have suffered from issues with your weight and think that surgery may be your only option, perhaps you should consider virtual gastric band hypnosis for weight loss first. We invite you to contact Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist Hillary Evans at 843-253-0573 to learn more about how hypnosis for weight loss can help you change your life for the better.