Does it Work? - Hypnosis for Weight Loss (Thinkandlose.com)




HadEnough
12-18-2009, 04:06 PM
Does Hypnosis work for weight loss? I was watching an infomercial for thinkandlose.com and was wondering if anyone had done this specific program and had success or if anyone had hypnosis by a live person for weight loss and had success. Does it work and how does it work?


Shannon in ATL
12-18-2009, 04:11 PM
I have a friend who did it, and while she lost a little weight initially she has sadly not maintained it.

Don't know if it has worked better for anyone else on here or not.

sci
12-18-2009, 09:02 PM
I can tell you it worked for my friend who wanted to quit smoking, so I agree that it may work for loosing weight also.


Blaze Driscoll
12-19-2009, 01:35 PM
Hi, I can tell you that you that hypnosis does work... I am a hypnotist as well as a personal trainer and nutritionist. I worked as a regional rep for Gold's Gym for well over a decade (Nutritionalysis devision).

While you may find benefit in the program xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I have heard stories about people who have purchased the program and later tried to return it...

I think hypnosis is best to develop permanent behavioral changes... that way once you lose the weight you want to lose you can keep it off.


Blaze

SilverShine
12-21-2009, 10:21 AM
I've tried hypnosis for other areas of development (not weight-loss). But it didn't give results I was looking for. But I have seen people who got some results through hypnosis.

So I guess it just comes down to a personality/preference type of thing.

SisuInWI
12-27-2009, 08:42 PM
Wow, Blaze it sounds to me like you were trying to generate a little business of your own.

After saying that, I would like to give Cheryl some factual information about Think and Lose. October 2008 I saw the end of the Think and Lose informercial and I was pretty desperate and disgusted about my weight, sick of trying all the different diets, feeling rather hopeless. After watching the infomercial, I thought "What the heck, why not? I know the overeating and food issues I have are all in my head." So I purchased TNL. It is the best decision I ever made in my life. I watched Don Mannarino's dvd and started listening to TNL in November last year and still listen every night before I go to sleep. I have lost 45 pounds, went from overstuffed size 18 pants to baggy size 12's. All of that is wonderful, but the biggest and most awesome change is my relationship with food. It no longer controls me, I am in control. I no longer binge, I no longer turn to food when upset, bored, unhappy or even happy. All the emotions in the past that would have me eating until I felt sick and disgusted with myself. I now love to eat healthier and have pretty much given up on all the munchies that I use to live for. Don Mannarino and TNL teaches you to eat half and leave half. He gives suggestions to eat healthier and to feel positive and good about yourself. I'm even going to a fitness center on a regular basis. Don Mannarino is an expert in the field of hypnosis. He has worked with soldiers coming back from war to help them deal with the stress and awful realities they have faced, he has worked with the American Lung Association to help people stop smoking and he has helped thousands of others lose weight and deal with their food issues. His reputation in his field is strong and very respectable. All one has to do is check out the Think and Lose website and they will be able to judge for themselves the truth of what he has accomplished. As far as he starting the program to generate money.....I don't see that one either. I purchased the basic program, which is under $40, and it has been all I have needed. Yes, he has numerous programs available for those who may need and want extra help with losing weight and food issues, smoking and other addictions, but I have never been pressured to buy more.

Sorry, I really didn't mean to turn my comments into a testimonial on Don Mannarino, but I did feel the need to defend him after Blaze basically trashed his character, his program, his work ethics and his intergrity.

TNL is a program that can help everyone lose weight, help with food issues and obsessions. You don't have to follow a diet, you don't have to weigh and measure your food, you don't have to pay to have food delivered to your door, you don't have to count points. You can eat whatever you want, just half of what you normally would. The weight has come off slowly, but consistently and when listening to TNL I have never stressed about it not happening fast enough. I seldom step on a scale, going instead by how I feel and how my clothes fit. So after this long posting, I hope I have helped to answer some of your questions, Cheryl. TNL is definitely a program that works.

Shirley

Blaze Driscoll
02-10-2010, 06:17 PM
You are right, it was wrong of me to imply that Don's program as anything less then stellar, therefore I edited my post... I do not frequent forums and I typically do not say negative things period... it was simply a lapse in judgment.

If I were trying to sell something I would have suggested everyone call me... I just felt like trying to help out a fellow Dakotan.

SisuInWI
02-10-2010, 10:05 PM
Blaze,

That was very nice of you to edit your original comments, not everyone would take the time to do that. It shows true character.

I have now lost 50 pounds with Think and Lose and am totally enjoying wearing a size 10 (can squeeze into a 9, but a little too tight yet). Between your post and mine people can at least see that hypnosis does work. For myself it's been a lifesaver.

Again on behalf of all of us who have found success with Think and Lose, I thank you for your professional courtesy.

Shirley

Violet73
02-10-2010, 10:11 PM
You guys sparked my attention about this and I went to the website and read about it. So, you stay awake the whole time while listening to this? The thought of being hypnotized kinda freaks me out I'm just gonna be honest. I have heard of people doing this for stopping smoking. Shirley, when did you start this? Its very interesting...

SisuInWI
02-10-2010, 11:53 PM
Hi LeslieLou,

I have been listening to Think and Lose for over a year, and I am as impressed with it now as much as I was when it originally started working for me. The hypnosis is not what you have seen on TV or as part of a comedy skit. All it is, is a state of relaxation. You are aware of everything that is going on around you, your mind wanders and you find yourself thinking of other things and yes, it is best if you stay awake. The whole thing is very relaxing and you actually feel like nothing happened until you start to notice how each time the relaxation comes quicker and then you start noticing the changes in your behavior with food. It is all way tooooo cool! If you go back to the website and click on returning customers, there is a forum filled with questions, answers, successes, etc. from TNL customers and advice from the coaches. It is great to read all the different postings and can answer a lot of your questions. Though I am very happy to do so also, I love talking about TNL!

Shirley

Raichu
02-11-2010, 07:53 AM
I was hypnotized a couple of years ago, and while it obviously didn't "work," as in, I didn't drop weight and never look back, one "suggestion" DID stick with me - that white flour is junk, and whole grains are pleasurable - and it's really, really strange how even years later, that's just what I think.

That suggestion burrowed itself into my thought process and I just plain feel happy about eating whole grains. Strange, but it's the best way I could think of to describe it.

Violet73
02-11-2010, 11:51 AM
Hi LeslieLou,

I have been listening to Think and Lose for over a year, and I am as impressed with it now as much as I was when it originally started working for me. The hypnosis is not what you have seen on TV or as part of a comedy skit. All it is, is a state of relaxation. You are aware of everything that is going on around you, your mind wanders and you find yourself thinking of other things and yes, it is best if you stay awake. The whole thing is very relaxing and you actually feel like nothing happened until you start to notice how each time the relaxation comes quicker and then you start noticing the changes in your behavior with food. It is all way tooooo cool! If you go back to the website and click on returning customers, there is a forum filled with questions, answers, successes, etc. from TNL customers and advice from the coaches. It is great to read all the different postings and can answer a lot of your questions. Though I am very happy to do so also, I love talking about TNL!

Shirley

Excellent! I do believe that mind over matter works. I mean look at the mom who can pick up a car if her baby is trapped but could not otherwise do it. I'm glad it has worked for you :) I will think about it a little longer and let you know if I decide to do it!

SisuInWI
02-12-2010, 06:14 PM
Sounds good! Let me know if I can help in anyway or answer any questions.

Shirley

redreine
02-16-2010, 11:35 AM
I got this off my neighbor. He burned it for me. (bad, I know!)

It's super long. I let it play all night long, and it isn't even halfway through. Listening to it right now, it's some guy talking about psychological patients he's had. It seems the first few tracks were the only ones with the actual hypnosis on them. Anyone have this? Am I really supposed to be listening to this seminar thing? lol

Also, I'm afraid to delete the seminar stuff, because I don't want to miss anything. How long is the actual hypnosis cd supposed to be?

SisuInWI
02-16-2010, 11:06 PM
If you're interested in trying the self hypnosis, maybe check out Think and Lose. A lot less complicated and time consuming and it definitely works.

Shirley

Aunty Jam
02-17-2010, 04:51 PM
I had a bit of a different experience... I went to a mass hypnosis session with a hypnotist who comes to town. It's something you have to be willing to accept and want to work.

Even when you're hypnotized it can seem like you're not so don't worry if you're not sure while you're doing it. My experience went really well, I wasn't sure I was hypnotized at the time but the differences I and others have seen in me are huge!!! I used to be a horrible emotional eater and decided to try hypnosis after I realized it really was all in my head. It was safe, exciting an even a little fun. He started out explaining what it was and what exactly he would be doing. Then he put us through a little session that he said would make us more open to the hypnosis (I'm having a hard time coming up with words today so let me know if I need to explain this better). After that we had 2 sessions of hypnosis where he gave us happy and healthy ideas about eating and weight loss. He must have really done his homework because he hit every suggestion and problem I thought I could possibly ever have. I purchased a set of his CD's that I listen to now as a refresher... they have really helped to keep me going.

I guess your experience will really depend on the hypnotist. I think the one I saw was an American but I'm not sure how/when/where he tours. He has the WORST cheesey radio commercials but I would recommend him to anyone. You can also purchase his CD's online, his web site says listening to the weight loss set is the same as being at one of his seminars but I think there is really nothing like actually being there.

Really worked for me :) Let me know if you want his web site.

Blaze Driscoll
02-18-2010, 07:45 AM
It's super long. I let it play all night long, and it isn't even halfway through. Listening to it right now, it's some guy talking about psychological patients he's had. It seems the first few tracks were the only ones with the actual hypnosis on them. Anyone have this? Am I really supposed to be listening to this seminar thing? lol

Also, I'm afraid to delete the seminar stuff, because I don't want to miss anything. How long is the actual hypnosis cd supposed to be?

You do not need to listen to the whole seminar to get the results of a hypnosis CD. Most weight loss CDs will have a short intro (no more then 10 minutes) an induction (these can range from 5 to 40 minutes) followed by the suggestions (5 to 40 minutes) and the awakening which is very short.

Anything else you are listening to is simply education.

You may need to listen carefully to determine the three parts: induction, suggestions and awakening then only listen to those parts. The rest you can listen to at anytime if you are interested in the material.

Blaze Driscoll
02-18-2010, 08:04 AM
I had a bit of a different experience... I went to a mass hypnosis session with a hypnotist who comes to town. It's something you have to be willing to accept and want to work.

I guess your experience will really depend on the hypnotist. I think the one I saw was an American but I'm not sure how/when/where he tours. He has the WORST cheesey radio commercials but I would recommend him to anyone. You can also purchase his CD's online, his web site says listening to the weight loss set is the same as being at one of his seminars but I think there is really nothing like actually being there.

Really worked for me :) Let me know if you want his web site.

I am glad to hear of your success. Traveling hypnotists can be a bit of a risk, since there is no regulation in this industry anyone can claim to be a hypnotist and offer seminars. The best thing to do is research the hypnotist.

I suggest working with someone local if possible... check references.

Crystalx5
02-18-2010, 08:52 AM
I had hypnosis done before once for severe anxiety. I will admit, if I could have afforded to continue to go I would have. I did help. I still have huge anxiety issues, but not nearly as much as I used too. It is somehting YOU have to be open to though, as it will not work if you are not. My mom tried hypnosis for weight loss years ago and it didn't do a thing for her as she was too wound up to be open to the suggestions and she couldn't relax enough to let herself go "under"

redreine
02-18-2010, 12:34 PM
This IS think and lose.

He burned it for me, but after the first 3 tracks, it's hypnosis seminars. I was asking if this was supposed to come along with it.

I think I'm just going to make a playlist on my media player of just the actual hypnosis tracks.

SisuInWI
02-18-2010, 05:35 PM
Hey Redreine,

Sorry, didn't understand what you were asking about. The seminar thing is something I've never heard, so kinda wonder where your neighbor got it from. Anyway, one thing I'd like to say is that it is really super important for you to watch the original Think and Lose where Don explains everything to you before you listen to the hypnosis part. Does your neighbor have that part? If not the basic TNL is very reasonable, around $40, with a money back guarantee. Good luck with whatever you decide.

Shirley

redreine
02-21-2010, 11:07 AM
I made the playlist with just the hypnosis tracks, and it is helping a lot.

However, I am noticing that since I've been listening to it, I tend to go all day (from about 8am-4pm) without eating, then overeat at night.

Yesterday was a pretty decent day, but only as far as *not* overeating goes. What I did eat wasn't too healthy.

But I'm sticking with it, because I'm sure it is helping me, and I just have to work with it.

SisuInWI
02-21-2010, 05:48 PM
I'm glad to hear you're sticking with it, but the not eating all day is not healthy and does tend to cause overeating later, because one just gets sooo hungry. It would be so much better for you if you could follow Don's idea of eating half and leaving half, also choosing healthier foods is part of his message, too. Again, it would really help you if you could watch the DVD. It all makes so much more sense and really gives you the base for the hypnosis and what to expect as you listen. So if you get the chance, watch the DVD, it really is very important.

Jennifer111
11-14-2013, 03:07 AM
I've been using a self hypnosis MP3 to quit smoking for 4 days now and I've already almost halved the amount of cigarettes I smoke per day. This is working great so far so I believe it will work for weight loss.

When I downloaded the 'Stop Smoking' MP3, I saw that there is a 'Lose Weight' MP3 on that site as well, so as soon as I've beat my smoking addiction I'm going to download the lose weigh MP3. It only costs $25, well worth it if you ask me. :D

zoesmom
11-14-2013, 03:54 AM
Hypnosis works for some and doesn't work for others. Pretty much, you have to believe it will work for it to work. You can not be forced to believe it will work. A lot of it is will power. I won't sum it up, but THIS (http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/extrasensory-perceptions/hypnosis.htm) is a good article on the topic. It's a long read, but it is worth it if you want an answer that is more than what people think or believe. :)