Dr Oz: Hypnosis to Lose Weight
On today’s show, Dr Oz brought out Hypnotist, Paul McKenna, to demonstrate how hypnotism can help you lose weight. For the first time on television, Paul showed how his Gastric Hypnotic Band worked for those looking to shed the pounds. His method tricks the body into thinking it’s had weight loss surgery. Does this method really work?
Hypnotist, Paul McKenna, is Great Britain’s best-selling self help author. His book, I Can Make You Thin, has sold millions of copies across the nation. Paul is a man on a mission. His methods have astounding millions around the world.
Believers flock to him to shed pounds, to stop smoking and to boost self-confidence. Modern hypnotist says everything takes place in the mind, which is like a computer. Paul shows you how to lose weight without actually going under the knife. It sounds outrageous, but can it work for you?
Paul McKenna told Dr Oz that his cutting-edge methods may not work on everyone because it depends on the person, however, approximately 7 in 10 will lose the weight and keep it off.
Hypnosis has been studied for over 50 years at places like Stanford and Harvard and studies have indicated that it is effective for changing behavior, plus, it’s safe.
Dr Oz: Hypnotic Weight Loss
Before the show, Paul randomly selected audience members and hypnotized them. (They didn’t even know they were hypnotized.) He hypnotized a woman in an orange jumper, a woman in a red jumper, and a woman in black and white top. Paul snapped and told them to go to sleep and immediately, they closed their eyes.
They were to listen to his voice and do what he commands. He asked them to lift their hand like a helium balloon was attached to it. Their hands raised. He then told them to lower their hands like the string attached to their wrist and the balloon had been snapped. Their hands dropped. (All this while they are “asleep”) Paul then told them to wake up.
Paul told the stunned audience that while the procedure looked dramatic, it was really simple. It’s about the power of suggestion. Nancy, the woman in the orange jumpsuit, said she didn’t think she was hypnotized. She was just very relaxed. She felt like she couldn’t control what she was doing. She knew her eyes were closed and it felt as though something was lifting her arm. Laura, the woman in the red jumpsuit, was aware she was hypnotized. For her, it was very relaxing. She closed her eyes because Paul told her to. (Wow! Every guy’s dream—tell his girlfriend what to do and she does it!) The woman in the black and white sweater said she felt “really relaxed” and that she wasn’t aware that people were looking at her.
Dr Oz stated that he got his first taste of hypnotism in medical school. That’s when he realized the power of suggestion.
Dr Oz: Gastric Hypnotic Band Review
Paul stated he created the Gastric Hypnotic Band to help those who have tried conventional methods to lose weight. He explained that there is no surgery involved like the medical gastric bypass, but rather, he suggests to someone that they’ve had the procedure. People suddenly feel full when they eat, thinking they’ve actually had the medical procedure.
Angela, Brigid and Desiree stated that they loved food. It was difficult for them to put down the fork and always felt as though they needed to clean the plate.
Paul called the women on the phone and instructed them what to do. He suggested things like they were going to feel full only after a few bites and they were to chew their food 20 times before swallowing. Did it work?
Twenty-four hours later, Angela stated that she was now chewing her food 20 times and sat on her hands when she wanted more food. She noticed she couldn’t finish her meals and felt okay leaving food on her plate. She told Dr Oz that she felt it was working. She used to drink 3-4 bottles of soda a day and now only drinks 1. She also doesn’t crave food anymore and didn’t feel deprived.
Brigid told Dr Oz that she and her husband went out for an anniversary dinner and she couldn’t eat 1/3 of her meal. She told Dr Oz that she felt some pain or tightness in the stomach, like she was full.
Desiree told Dr Oz that when she sat down and had a meal, she felt nauseous. Now, she only ate 25% of her food.
Dr Oz asked Paul if the pain or tightness was normal since these were also side effects of gastric bypass surgery. Paul stated that yes, you imagined it vividly enough, you would get the side effects of gastric bypass.
Paul said that some people needed to be re-hypnotized for reinforcement, but some only need it done once. This procedure was new, so there is no data on long-term effects.
Dr Oz asked the women if they were happy with their decision to have the Gastric Hypnotic Band and they all stated, yes. They’ve even lost a couple of pounds within 5 days.
Does this sound like something you’d try? Leave a message and let me know.