Do Subliminal Weight Loss Methods Work?

Subliminal weight loss is a method of weight loss where hypnosis is used. This is fairly controversial and not an overnight cure for weight loss, but it’s believed that for some it can aid in weight loss efforts in conjunction with healthy eating and regular exercise. The basic concept of weight loss is to burn more calories than you eat. Hypnosis plays into this by changing your eating habits and view toward exercise.

Even the most resilient person has moments of weakness where she craves her favorite foods–typically sweets or fried foods. Though all dieting should be regarded as everything in moderation and that there are no foods that are off-limits, hypnosis may be able to help you curve your cravings and get them down to a healthy level.

How Does it Work?

Subliminal stimuli refers to your subconscious thoughts and feelings. These are thoughts and feelings that are below your general conscious level. These can surface in the way of affirmations or fuel choices in a way you can’t really describe. By using meditation and other methods to become more in touch with your subliminal self you are able to tap into that energy to help your subconscious make better decisions without the conscious struggle you likely face.


Meditation is the base for subliminal weight loss and can be accomplished through self-meditation and affirmations. If you have experience with meditation, you can just add weight loss affirmations to your routine to stimulate the part of your subconscious that helps you deal with exercise and eating issues. If you are new to meditation you may want to consider some of the other products and therapists who can help you.

Does it Work?

Whether or not it works really depends on how open to meditation you are. Generally, high strung people or those who need control have a difficult time entering a subconscious state. If you have these tendencies and aren’t inclined to “buy in” you may not see results at all. If you’re able to use medication and affirmations along with a standard weight loss routine you can see results. Essentially, meditation helps to lower stress levels. Stress can prevent weight loss and even promote weight gain in a number of psychological and biological ways.

What it comes down to is if you’re working on weight loss and have a high stress level or have difficulty motivating yourself to stick to your plan or exercise, subliminal weight loss methods may be something for you to consider. There are definitely affordable products out there to help you through the process and meditation specialists to help you learn how to relax enough to be in tune with your subconscious. Ask a friend to meditate with you and find your center together. This can help take that feeling of self-consciousness away that you may feel when first getting started.


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