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Think Thin: Virtual Gastric Banding 101

Health & Wellness
Nov 16, 2021

Think Thin: Virtual Gastric Banding 101

The days of diet pills and crash diets are over. Many people looking for a healthier alternative to weight loss have turned to the virtual gastric band in the past decade or so. Those who have undergone the virtual gastric band procedure typically report that they feel full much faster after eating and do not eat for longer periods of time compared with when they did before their procedure.

The virtual gastric band improves people's relationship with food, and it has worked out very effectively, with statistics showing a weight loss of over 90 percent among virtual gastric banding patients.

The following article will explain what this weight loss program is and how it can be used as a long-term solution to overcome weight issues.

What is virtual gastric banding?

A virtual gastric band is a form of hypnosis for weight loss. It's a way of helping people who are obese or overweight lose weight by making their stomachs smaller virtually. Unlike an actual bariatric surgery that involves operating into the stomach and placing bands around part of it to make it smaller, the virtual band is not a real band and does not require surgery to create it.

As part of an overall treatment plan, a hypnotherapist uses guided imagery and powerful suggestions in a virtual gastric band hypnotherapy session to work with the client's subconscious mind. This involves imagining how it would feel to have a virtual gastric band fitted, imagining losing weight over time, and imagining yourself choosing healthy foods.

The virtual gastric band technique can be beneficial for anyone committed to losing excess weight, but it is most commonly used on people who are obese and have failed to lose weight using conventional techniques. As virtual gastric banding uses psychological conditioning, patients who would benefit from VGB need to be able to commit to the mind over matter approach required for a virtual gastric band hypnotherapy treatment. 

What are the benefits of a virtual gastric band?

Virtual gastric band hypnotherapy is ideal for individuals who want to lose weight and keep it off without having to go through major surgery. It can be used by men and women of any age, although the virtual gastric band program is often recommended to people over the age of 18. If you want to make a fresh start in your life and don't feel ready for a major surgery, virtual gastric band hypnosis may be just what you need.

Virtual gastric bands are advantageous for people who find it difficult to lose weight through more traditional methods. They provide numerous benefits such as:

  • Ability to eat smaller food portion sizes
  • You will find that you can still eat your favourite foods without binging
  • No reliance on medications after treatment
  • It allows the body to regain its natural shape over time
  • No side effects

The amount of weight that can be shed with virtual gastric bands will vary for each individual. Some people may lose up to half their excess body weight, while others may see less dramatic results. This depends on the patient's age, current eating habits, metabolism and how large their virtual stomach capacity is (the space your virtual stomach can hold). At the end of the virtual gastric band program you will notice a reduction in your food intake and you won't be suffering from any discomfort after meals.

Why is it better than gastric band surgery?

There are no medical risks associated with a virtual gastric band hypnotherapy treatment as it does not involve any surgical procedures. Also, the virtual gastric band technique does not use any drugs.

Traditional gastric banding may cause pain and discomfort in some people. Sometimes the band can pinch the stomach, causing pain and sometimes just sitting up right after eating can be difficult because of the stretchiness of the band. The bands should ease up over time, but if they do not, very large meals may need to be cut down.

As with all surgeries, risks are involved when undergoing this type of weight loss surgery, including:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Internal bleeding
  • Blood clots in the lung or leg
  • Severe pain during recovery period
  • Getting pins and needles in fingers and toes
  • Distended stomach

This is not to say that hypnotherapy for weight loss is a magic wand or panacea. You will still be at risk of developing health problems that can arise due to obesity, such as heart disease or type 2 diabetes, if you do not manage your diet and lifestyle. Therefore, it is important to make healthier choices, especially when it comes to nutrition and lifestyle, following your treatment. Virtual gastric band hypnotherapy can be used alongside medical treatment for obesity, and it is so effective that many people are able to maintain their weight without any further assistance.

Get in touch with a certified hypnotherapist in your area through the Natural Therapy Pages' listing pages to learn more about virtual gastric band hypnosis sessions and their long-term benefits.

FAQs About Virtual Gastric Banding

Does virtual gastric banding work?

Yes it does. The virtual gastric band technique helps you eat less, and when combined with dietary changes and an exercise program, this makes it easier for your body to burn fat stores and lead to significant weight loss.

How does a hypnotic gastric band work?

Virtual gastric banding (VGB) works on the basis of retraining the subconscious mind. It uses hypnosis to change your relationship with food and establish new, healthier habits with regard to what you eat. After undergoing treatment, the patient believes they have had an operation, which causes feelings of satiety in most cases after only eating small amounts.

How many sessions of hypnotherapy do you need for weight loss?

Virtual gastric band programs usually last 4 to 6 sessions. The first session lasts about an hour, followed by 30 minutes for each subsequent one.

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