Imaginary gastric band helps mum lose weight

Hypnosis made mum-of-three believe she had a gastric stomach band

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Marion Corns, from Merseyside, has dropped four stone after she was hypnotised into thinking she had a gastric band operation, the Mirror has reported.

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A therapist talked Marion, 35, through the medical procedure while she was in a trance. Smells were even pumped into the room to help.

After the hypnosis treatment, Marion felt like her stomach had been tightened, and as though she was full after eating just a small portion of food. She is currently losing 3lb a week, and has gone from a size 22 to size 14 over the past four months. “I simply can’t eat a lot of food now,” Marion has said.

Mum-of-three Marion was living in Spain when she heard about the treatment. After her weight went up despite trying various diet aids, Marion spent £780 on five sessions with a therapist at the Elite Clinic, Marbella.

“It’s a novel idea. It avoids the side effects of real gastric bands but it’s important people get the correct dietary advice,” the British Dietary Association has commented.

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