A new study has suggested that the power of the mind is immense and helps a great deal in weight loss programmes much more than pills, special juices and diets.
In the new research, it was found that fat individuals fitted with the virtual gastric band shed an average of almost nine inches in just five weeks, reports The Daily Express.
The new technique, which follows the idea that the subconscious mind will not allow the body to over-eat, includes simple rules like -reducing portion sizes, exercising and listening daily to a supporting hypnotherapy CD.
Hypnotist Sheila Granger said her trial saw significant weight loss in 99 per cent of the volunteers who had the virtual surgery.
Granger, who runs Trance Actions, in Beverley, East Yorkshire, said: "I expected to see a 50 to 60 per cent success rate.
"However, I am very excited to find that we have had a 99 per cent positive result."