You probably have heard of surgery for weight loss. This type of surgery goes by the name of bariatric surgery, bypass surgery, gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding surgery among a number of other names. The premise of these differing surgeries is similar it’s just the specific ways of accomplishing the end result that varies. And what the doctors want to accomplish is to decrease the size of your stomach, so that you couldn’t possibly eat as much as you have in the past.
The number of surgeries of this type has increased over the years. Probably due to the explosion of large size unhealthy people that are growing larger every year, all puns intended. The number of obese people in this country, including children, teens and adults has tripled over the years.
There is a hefty price tag attached to these weight loss surgeries. They range from $10,000 all the way to over $30,000. And when you are finished with the surgery you can spend up to a week in the hospital recovering if there are no complications.
One of the consequences of undergoing these surgeries with their invasive methodologies is the risk of nutritional deficiency. Depending on which surgery you choose, you could be at risk of Calcium, vitamin D, iron, and vitamin B 12 deficiencies. With another surgery you risk being deficient in proper protein digestion and vitamins that are fat soluble. There are also the side effect of vomiting as a result of the surgeries and this also leads to deficiencies as you can probably imagine.
With this type of surgery there is a diet protocol that must be adhered to. Don’t you think this is particularly problematic for people who have shown a gross disregard for adhering to any type of healthy diet in the past? Especially concerning choices of types of food as well as portion size? I do, and that’s what concerns me about the whole process. Is it really necessary to undergo the surgery just to follow a special diet? And this special diet would probably cause you to lose the weight you wanted in the first place?
So when we get right down to it, even if you don’t have the surgery, following the right diet program would have you at your goal weight over time without all the dangers of undergoing such a drastic operation.
And to give you some different choices, there is a program that will take you through a virtual surgery for weight loss. It is a virtual gastric bypass that is done in the office of a hypnotist. It gets your mind in tune with the idea that you have a reduced stomach capacity as a result of an imagined operation. And then the hypnosis sessions that follow are designed to keep you on track with having you learn a new way of processing food. Starting with your mind and how you feel toward healthy eating.
All in all this seems a sensible way of approaching this process. It’s between 3-10% of the cost of the actual surgery, and you don’t have to spend time in the hospital recovering, nor risk any adverse side effects. So using hypnosis for weight loss in this unique way sounds like a great first step to take before any surgery is recommended.