Gastric Bypass Hypnosis Surgery is Not Just in the Mind

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Here is my final update on Rena Greenberg's Gastric Bypass Hypnosis Surgery program.

It has been about forty days since I first underwent the "surgery." For those of you who haven't read my previous columns on the subject, I'll give you a brief summary.

Rena Greenberg, a certified hypnotherapist (and author, among other things) created a hypnosis program that makes the patient feel as if they actually underwent the invasive gastric bypass surgery. Their stomachs feel smaller, they eat less, and so on. I decided to try the program for thirty days because it sounded too good to be true.

It's not. I began the program about 40 days ago. To date, I've lost 32 pounds. That's a helluva lot of weight to lose in less than two months. My stomach does feel a lot smaller and I cannot eat anywhere near as much as I used to. 
When I serve myself, my servings literally look like they were portioned for a four-year-old kid. And on the couple of occasions where I allowed myself "one more bite" even though I didn't really feel hungry, I felt as if I had eaten at Golden Corral - -stuffed like a Thanksgiving tur-kay.

I would say that 99 percent of the time I am completely satisfied with childlike portions. As I stated earlier, there have been about two or three times in the past several weeks when the fatty in me demanded an extra spoonful of pork and beans (or hummus, or couscous, or whatever) and after swallowing that bite, I wanted to kill myself and immediately had to go for a walk. I felt as if I had eaten two large pizzas and a meatball sub.

So, does the program work? Absolutely. At least it did for me. I can't even fathom eating the way I used to eat. Even the thought of pigging out repulses me.

To give you an example, before the program, I could easily scarf down a foot long steak sub and then some. You know what I do now? I ask the submaster to cut the foot long into three pieces and I eat only one of the sections and I give the other two to my kids as snacks (they're teenagers; they're allowed).

I have to say that I was surprised; I really did not expect the program to work; especially on me. I tend to be a bit hardheaded. 

I should also say that I was not as faithful about listening to the reinforcement CD as I should have been. Greenberg had advised me that the reinforcement was crucial. So maybe I would have lost more weight by now -- who knows?

Either way, I honestly believe that hypnosis is an excellent organic, non-invasive method to losing weight, and Greenberg's program proves it.

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Ily, I am glad you have found something that is working for you and wish you continued success.

Just one note though, be careful in using the term "hypnotherapist". In general (and in many states this is a licensed profession) a hypnotherapist is someone with background in psychology or psychiatry that uses hypnosis as part of their treatment of clients.

From what I can see, Mrs. Greenberg is a "certified hypnotist",and has no training in psychology or the like. I'm not pointing this out to dismiss Mrs. Greenberg or your success, but  there are some distinct (and in some states legal) differences.

I do a weekly radio show and we just did a show on hypnosis this last week... so this was rather timely.


I have been trying to lose 40 lbs for the past 4 yrs...I have tried all kinds of diets and tricks...but I am also hard-headed so they haven't worked.  I will check this out and maybe this will be my final! I have also recommended this article to a good friend who was thinking of doing the actual surgery...I'm pretty sure this method will be less costly and less aggressive and safer for her! Thank you for sharing!


Wow! I think I will try it to lose a few pounds. Very impressive. Thank you for your honest article. It was worth my valuable reading time.

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