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March 22nd & 23rd
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Hypnotic Fat Ban™ Statistical Information

A proven method, supported by scientific research

Overweight adolescents often respond to peer pressure as motivation for losing weight. One program, which combined CBT with "peer-enhanced adventure therapy," was four times as successful as a program that combined CBT with exercise alone (Jelalian, Mehlenbeck, et al, 2006).

In one study, adding guided imagery to a general behavior/education weight loss program increased weight loss by a factor of two (Rossman, undated). One group of clinically obese people who used a multi-component program CBT with relaxation, along with nutrition and exercise, achieved long-term weight loss (Golay, Buclin, et al, 2004).

Behavior modification has traditionally been the first recommendation in weight control: diet, exercise, nutritional education, and other behavior modification techniques. Individual and/or group psychology is often recommended, especially for obesity Weight loss is often attained; sustained weight loss is usually not.

Mind/body approaches are often used, as part of a comprehensive program. Hypnosis has often proven effective in sustained weight loss in a number of studies. (Anderson, 1985; Barabasz & Spiegel, 1989; Cochrane & Friesen, 1986; Johnson, 1997), while authors of another study report small, sustained losses only when the hypnosis included stress reduction (Stradling, Roberts, et al 1998).

Behavior therapy has also been effective, especially when combined with hypnosis (Bolocosky, Spinler & Coulthard-Morris, 1985). Sustained weight loss has been achieved with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (Braet, Tanghe, et al, 2004; Braet, Van Winckel & Van Leeuwen, 1997; Dalle Grave, Todesco, et al, 2004; Dornelas, Wylie-Rosett & Swencionis, 1998; Mellin, Slinkard, & Irwin, 1987; Rapoport, Clark & Wardle, 2000), and its effectiveness has been increased with the addition of hypnosis (Kirsch, 1996).


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Statistical Information on high weight and obesity

High weight and/or obesity is a major health condition that affects millions of Americans in every walk of life. There is a difference between overweight and obesity. A person is said to be overweight if they are 5% over the average weight scale of men and women of their height and structure. Obesity refers to the relationship of body fat to total body weight. When body fat exceeds 11%, the person is considered to be obese. Americans are growing more and more obese with each passing year.

Afflictions worsened by obesity include:

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage – 60% higher among overweight.
  • Nephrite – (Inflammation of the kidney) 90% higher among overweight.
  • Cancer – Americans 45 years of age or older whose weight was 15% or more above normal, had a cancer rate 25% higher than  those of average weight. The cancer rate is 20% higher among the obese than it is among people of average weight.
  • Heart Disorders – Obese people with chronic disorders who have already had one seizure, have a 45% higher death rate.
  • Hypertension – (High Blood Pressure) Developed in overweight people two and a half times as often.
  • Hernia – This condition may be partly caused by excessive weight.
  • Diabetes – 8 out of 10 diabetics are obese when diabetic symptoms are first discovered.
  • Childbirth Complications – A pregnant woman is far less likely to be diagnosed with toxemia if her weight is average during her pregnancy. She is also more likely to give birth to a healthy baby with less complications than a woman who is obese.

High weight gives muscles an extra load to carry. Foot and knee ailments are often associated with high weight. It also aids in a person who suffers from back alignments, incorrect posture, heat rash and joint pain. High weight causes increased weariness, fatigue and sleeplessness.

Socially a person of high weight often wears black to gatherings. They abhor shopping for clothes. Summer is not a season they look forward to. They often feel people stare and whisper when it is hardly so. They are on the overall less happy than people of normal or average body weight.