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Now available for you – a remarkable weight loss hypnosis program called the Virtual Gastric Band

Christmas is coming and for most of us it will leave its ‘jolly’ mark – probably around the waist. For many, the New Year weight loss resolution is starting to look a bit shaky. Gone are the days when our metabolism was as fast as a formula one racing car and we could eat as much as we wanted.

The reality is that people in the western world and in particular Australians are getting fatter. A couple of years ago Australia became the fattest nation in the world – 26% of adult Australians are considered obese compared to 25% of Americans. Obesity has tripled in the last 30 years.

So what is going on and what can be done?

Some experts point the finger at fat, some say it is sugar, some say it’s gluten (especially the gluten in wheat) some say it is our lack of exercise, some say it is stress, some say it is our emotions while others say it is portion sizes.

The truth is that it is all of the above – but the question is; which of these (fat, sugar, gluten, lack of exercise, stress, emotions, portion size) generally creates the most havoc? Which one of these should one focus on first to create the most impact – where does one start ? After all, trying to control all these issues at once is a bit overwhelming – which has the biggest impact and therefore the starting point? The answer is PORTION SIZE. Portion size is the key driver to weight control, conquer this one and be amazed at the results.

The average restaurant meal is four times larger than it was in the 1950s – compare plate sizes now with the plates grandma once used. All those additional calories are a big problem. The average adult is now 12 kgs heavier than 60 years ago.

It’s not always easy to tell when one is over indulging, especially since we have been conditioned to larger meals over decades. To combat overeating, some people have turned to gastric band surgery to make their stomach smaller so they will feel fuller with less food. Whilst some have gained success with this procedure, it is not suitable for everyone and does require a surgical intervention that carries some risks, like most surgical procedures.

How can hypnotherapy help me lose weight?

Now many people are turning to hypnotherapy to control overeating with good results. One outstanding successful hypnosis technique called The Virtual Gastric Band provides similar weight loss results to the surgical option. Pioneered by UK clinical hypnotherapist Sheila Granger, Virtual Gastric Band therapy has gained worldwide attention as a highly successful weight loss program.

“The Virtual Gastric Band provides the benefits of weight loss surgery, but without the risk of an invasive operation, and without the expensive medical costs of a physical operation”  - Sheila Granger

The Virtual Gastric Band uses the power of hypnosis to retrain you to be satisfied with smaller amounts of food. It changes how you think about food and gives very safe, very predictable results. It has no side effects, does not involve the use of drugs, it is completely painless, and there is no need to take time off work.

The program consists of four personalised hypnotherapy sessions. The Virtual Gastric Band is hypnotically installed in the first session, resulting in the client feeling full as if they have undergone surgery to have the Gastric Band inserted. Following the first session clients find their food portion sizes are greatly reduced.


The Virtual Gastric Band focuses on the main driver of weight gain i.e. portion size while at the same time maintaining muscle / lean tissue. The program is suitable for most people including those that have spent ‘a lifetime dieting’.

It is most definitely not a diet of any kind – we know that diets only work in the short term. Many diets in fact do not work at all because, often on a diet lean/muscle tissue is also lost – it is muscle tissue that helps drive the body’s fat burning.

Virtual Gastric Band