Can hypnotism help you shed extra pounds without your knowledge?
There are tricks, gimmicks, and do-it-quick schemes for nearly everything in life. But there is one exciting technique for losing weight that is as controversial as it is fun at the local comedy club. That technique? Hypnotism. So what is the skinny on this fat-stripping method, and is there any chance it could help you lose some weight on accident?
Understanding the Technique
Hypnosis isn’t always about making you act silly or do something you’ll regret. With hypnosis that leads to weight loss, the goal is to get into your subconscious and encourage you to take on new, healthier habits. How does this occur? With a couple of steps.
The first step is to hypnotize you, so that you’re ready to accept the new ideas that are going to be planted in your brain. To get you in this ready-to-receive mindset, a hypnotist will use some of the tricks of the trade that you’ve seen on stage. Once you are fully relaxed and ready to receive what your hypnotist has to say, here is what you’ll hear: “High-calorie, fatty, sugary foods are bad.
Fruits, vegetables, and lean meats are good.” According to hypnotists and individuals who have benefited from their services, the end result can be dramatic weight loss. Instead of running to the doughnut store to satisfy cravings, hypnotized individuals fulfill their hunger in the fruit aisle.
But the question on everyone’s mind remains the same: Does it really work?
So, Does It?
Unfortunately, answering this question isn’t as easy as you may think. Because while some people would be quick to shout the praises of hypnosis, there are others who would condemn it as tomfoolery. That’s because hypnotic weight loss, like many other weight-loss techniques, does not work for everyone and cannot work on its own. Sure, you may spend an hour at the hypnotist’s office, but you’ve got to allow yourself to listen to your new subconscious thoughts before you’ll get any results.
That means when your brain tells you to get an apple, grab an apple and not a piece of apple pie. Hypnosis-induced weight loss also requires something else from you. You’ll need to do the same thing your non-hypnotized peers are doing for good health. You’ve got to get to the gym and work out. For the biggest bang for your hypnosis buck, exercise for at least 30 minutes a day three to five days a week.
But Be Careful
Think you’re ready to get into the hypnotist’s chair for a round of hypnosis? Before you put yourself in the hands of a hypnotist, do your homework first. Opt for a hypnotist who is also a healthcare provider, such as a physician or psychologist. This way, you can be confident that your hypnotist has your overall health in mind and will not do anything to take advantage of you.
Additionally, if you’re tired of spending money on weight loss techniques that don’t reap results, you may want to shy away from hypnosis. Though it may work for you, it may wind up spending you more money than you feel it’s worth. And since there is very little scientific proof that hypnosis is effective in helping you lose weight, you may be better off shedding pounds the old-fashioned way. Get to the gym and consult an exercise professional about your goals and how you should go about reaching them.
After Weight Loss
Have some other issues you’d like to deal with through hypnotism? Go to the right hypnotist, and you may be able to get a number of health issues under control. From sleep disorders and depression to nausea and ulcers, hypnosis has helped many people enjoy improved health. Hypnosis has also been used to improve athletic performance and help victims of abuse cope with their feelings.