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Why Hypnosis for Weight Loss Works When Diets Don’t

Most people on diets lose about six to ten percent of their baseline body fat within the first six months. However, more than 60 percent of these people on diets regain more weight than they originally lost within four to five years after dieting [1]. If you are like most other dieters, you have also experienced this yoyo phenomenon. So, the question is, are you getting tired of trying one weight loss plan after another without long-term success? And if so, do you know any weight loss programs that don’t cause rebound weight gain?

Well there is likely a solution for you that you may have never considered – stop dieting! Medical experts are now starting to believe in the power of a treatment that has been approved by the American Medical Association since the 1950’s – hypnosis. Hypnosis for weight loss has been used successfully by many thousands of people over many years.

Many people have misconceptions of hypnosis, but it is simply a very relaxed but focused state that opens the mind for better inner absorption and concentration. A study published by the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis reveals that weight loss hypnosis can cause as much as 20 pounds of weightloss within just eight weeks of hypnosis treatments [2].

What exactly makes hypnosis for weight loss work?

  • Hypnosis can help you adapt a healthier eating pattern

A study published by Psychological Reports states that hypnosis as a weight management program helps obese individuals form positive eating behaviors resulting in healthier long-term patterns of food choices and caloric intake [3]. After receiving a more traditional weight loss treatment, most people bounce back to their previous eating patterns causing them to regain the weight they originally lost. However, unlike most weight loss programs, hypnosis for weight loss can overwrite unhealthy programing allowing the mind to embrace healthier eating habits and leading tomore effective long-term weight loss – and ultimately better health.

  • Hypnosis can increase your attention to your thoughts that reinforce weight loss

Hypnosis for weight loss serves as an effective psychological reinforcer that helps the mind focus on long-term weight loss goals. In fact, as pointed out by Vanderbilt University, behavioral treatments to achieve weight reduction and hypnosis share some similarities in their emphasis on imagination and visualization making hypnosis an ideal weight loss program to achieve long-term weight loss results [4].

  • Hypnosis for weight loss improves your self-control

Experts from the University of Colorado observed that obese individuals who experienced weight loss hypnosis developed more self-control compared to other people who participated in a conventional weight loss program [3]. By developing better self-control, people who want to lose weight can avoid binge eating and emotional eating – two of the most notorious behaviors in overweight and obese individuals that leads to more weight gain.

So the bottom line is that hypnosis is an effective treatment for people that need to lose weight. By using a personalized approach, hypnosis for weight loss can result in long-term weight reduction by addressing what works best for the individual. This makes hypnosis a solid option for anyone tired of the diet roller coaster that has a desireto finally live a healthy lifestyle – without dieting!

The Flourish for Life Center for Positive Health is a positive health & hypnosis center located in Apex, NC, serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Morrisville, Holly Springs, and other areas of the Triangle. They can be reached at 919-468-3900.


  1. UCLA Newsroom: Dieting Does Not Work, UCLA Researchers Report
  2. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis; Hypnotizability as a factor in the hypnotic treatment of obesity; Anderson, M. S.; May 1985
  3. Psychological Reports; Prediction of Successful Weight Management from Personality and Demographic Data; Bolocofsky, D.N. et al; 1984
  4. Vanderbilt University: Weight Loss Through Hypnosis?

About Dennis Patrick Owens

Dennis writes on topics that can have positive health benefits for his readers. He has coached hundreds of individuals in health and wellbeing. He has also consulted with hundreds of large and small companies and organizations to help increase the health and wellbeing of their employees. Through his work, he has positively impacted the health and well-being of thousands of individuals. Dennis has a passion for helping people to live happier, healthier, more prosperous and rewarding lives. His articles can be read at: http://inshapemed.com and http://flourishforlifehypnosis.com

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