A 46-year-old woman lost over 150 pounds after being hypnotized into believing she had been fitted with a gastric band.
Janice Rogers had weighed an overwhelming 255 pounds and became desperate to find a solution.
Rogers had trawled the Internet looking for a solution to her problem, and when she looked up weight loss surgery she stumbled upon a website about a “virtual band” treatment that hypnotizes people into believing their stomach has shrunk in size, according to the Daily Mail.
While she had some initial reservations, she ultimately decided to give the “virtual band” treatment a try. She had paid $430 for a year’s worth of sessions with a therapist called Andrew Nelson.
After the first treatment, she immediately began losing weight. In just 7 months, she lost a whopping 154 pounds.
Rogers explained that the treatment made her physically unable to eat unhealthy foods and she completely stopped eating junk food like chips and fried chicken.
She said in just the first week of treatment she lost 12 pounds and has since stuck to a diet of salads, fruit, whole grains and lean, grilled meat.
“I had been overweight for 23 years, since the birth of my son, and tried everything to lose weight,” she said. “I signed up for weekly weight loss classes but any weight I lost I would just put straight back on.”
She said she even started going to Zumba classes with her friends, but nothing seemed to work.
“I knew I needed to do something about it so I logged onto the computer and looked up gastric bands without telling anyone,” she said. “I was shocked with the amount of websites I found, but among them was Andrew’s which mentioned a hypnotic band.”
She said she didn’t want to tell anybody because she felt “like a fool” but she was desperate to shed her pounds.
“When I first went I thought it would be a load of rubbish and I felt no different until I went home and tried to eat something…