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Fact or Fiction: Can Hypnosis Help You Lose Weight?

A recent study reviewed alternative therapies often used to help weight loss, including appetite suppressants such as hoodia. Though many treatments didn't fare well under scrutiny, one study found that only those participants who combined a diet plan with hypnosis were able to maintain significant weight loss over an 18-month period. 

But was it just a fluke?

"If you work with a trained individual, in combination with a diet and exercise plan, there is some evidence that hypnosis could work," says Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., of the American Dietetic Association. 

The catch: You may have to walk in a believer.

"Many studies rate the 'susceptibility' of an individual to hypnosis," she explains. "This means the open-minded will find more success with this approach than skeptics." 

For a certified clinical hypnotherapist, go to natboard.com. You can also find a licensed therapist who performs hypnosis at apmha.com.

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  • 12 Sep, 2012

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  • 12 Sep, 2012

    To have a happy living it requires many factors to consider and being optimistic and positive thinking is a big plus. Moreover, health is a big factor to be happy. Visit this site http://londonhypnotherapynlp.co.uk for more details.

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