Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis App?!

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cerealqueen Mon 30-Apr-12 23:15:28

I've just seen this in the Apple App Store - does anybody know anything about it or tried it? It seems to have good reviews but its not cheap a £7.49!

itunes.apple.com/gb/app/virtual-gastric-band-hypnosis/id504835984?mt=8

I need something to control snacking (eating DDs leftovers in particular) and my portions - which are huge. I also need inspiration to lost about a stone in 7 weeks for a wedding in June, for which I need to fit into a dress I last wore 6 years and 2 DCs ago.
Any thoughts? Shall I give it a go?

LoopyFroopy Mon 30-Apr-12 23:30:50

That looks quite tempting!
Give it a go and let me know smile

cerealqueen Wed 02-May-12 10:22:52

I think I might go for it - I've just eaten two pieces if black pudding and two pieces of toast as it was a shame to waste the black pudding. confused It was lovely but totally unnecessary!

Cheaper than the therapy sessions though which are said to cost abut £300+.
Even if you eat a wee bit less for a week it will probably pay for itself grin.
I might try too.

landedonmyfeet Sat 05-May-12 13:30:15

My friend has already lost 1/2 a stone in a month using this. I just went to buy it today and found it on special offer for the bank holiday weekend, only £4.99! Absolute bargain

itunes.apple.com/gb/app/virtual-gastric-band-hypnosis/id504835984?mt=8

Wish me luck!

Archie27 Sat 05-May-12 19:58:17

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cerealqueen Sat 05-May-12 23:11:30

Thank for the recommendations, I'm feeling persuaded so have bought it!
Thanks for the heads up on the cost *landed" and *archie8, like you, I hope I can stop all the bad habits. I'd love to be pre-baby weight!
Landed lets update and say how we get on! Good luck!

CoffeeRevel Sat 05-May-12 23:32:41

Feeling persuaded too... Going to give it a try. Let me know if it works for you!

Faverolles Sat 05-May-12 23:35:16

Think I'll get this tomorrow smile

Rindercella Sat 05-May-12 23:52:05

I'm in. I actually did weight loss hypnosis recently with a local therapist and whilst I was seeing him it worked brilliantly - I lost a total of 12 lbs over the 4 weeks I saw him. I am very suggestible and it seemed to work so well. Sadly though I had a couple of bad weeks and got back into my old ways. I do have a CD from him but always seem to find a reason not to play it.

So, will buy app now and start tomorrow. Am happy to report progress on here - in fact, it might give me the extra push I need. Am going on holiday in 2 months and want to lose the jelly belly before then if I can!

Faverolles Sun 06-May-12 08:16:55

Not compatible with iPod touch sad

foreverondiet Sun 06-May-12 09:32:27

If you like hypnotherapy it's def worth a go. Personalised sessions very expensive. Bear in mind at £5 it's cheaper than buying a book. Have you all tried Paul McKenna.

anniewoo Sun 06-May-12 09:57:20

Doesn't work on iphone 3s sad there is another app for i phone but it has no reviews. Would love to try weight loss hypnosis is it really expensive? I have the Paul mc kena book- i should use it though grin

MardyBra Sun 06-May-12 10:25:54
IllegitimateGruffal0Child Sun 06-May-12 10:39:17

I've got a real gastric band. Still fricken hard work not to snack/choose bad foods!

Archie27 Sun 06-May-12 21:39:26

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Bought the app........Think I have lost half a stone with the stress of updating my old iPhone to the new operating system so that I could get the app onto it grin. Took me and DH a good 4 hours, need to keep up with technology or we are going to be asking kids soon!
Anyways, I need a big dinner now, so will have a look at it tomorrow!!

AncientsOfMuMu Cameroon Mon 07-May-12 18:43:59

Bought the App this morning after reading this thread.

Listened to the first session, which you have to listen to each day for at least two weeks.

It was very relaxing. At the time I remember thinking, 'I'm awake but can't open my eyes easily'. I'm looking forward to listening to it again tomorrow.

Parrish Mon 07-May-12 19:24:18

I bought the App. Bit confusing. When you press the play button on the first page nothing happens. Is something meant to happen? There are instructions ther than the tips page

chirpchirp Mon 07-May-12 20:57:34

I bought this app this morning too, looking forward to testing it out!

AncientsOfMuMu Cameroon Mon 07-May-12 22:36:12

Parrish - when you open the App, ignore the play button confused and look at the pink bar at the bottom of the page.

There is a small picture of some headphones with 'hypnosis' written below. Touching this takes you to a new page with 3 hypnosis sessions. Listen to the first session.

If you start the second session it tells you to listen to the first one every day for a least two weeks. It's all as clear as mud. grin

cerealqueen Mon 07-May-12 23:40:20

Parish, I did the same! Listened tonight while feeding non sleeping baby, still relaxed though and really enjoyed the session, especially bit about excess food being waste whether it is in your body or in the bin, tomorrow I will NOT eat leftovers!!

Rindercella Tue 08-May-12 14:57:39

I listened to it for the first time last night. It was lovely and relaxing.

Today I had fruit for breakfast, lots of water (although I did have my much needed cup of tea before anything - that is a given and never to be relinquished). Then for lunch I had a wrap with salad & low fat cream cheese, followed by a yoghurt. Been drinking plenty of water and feeling good (and not hungry!).

My only concern is remembering to listen to it daily. Oh, and I am going to Le Manoir for lunch next Monday so that might be tricky too - leaving food there really would be wasteful!!

chirpchirp Tue 08-May-12 20:54:21

Listened to it last night and going to go off and listen again after Corrie. Think I may have fallen asleep towards the end of it last night but I'm sure it all went in!

Rindercella How about staying off the booze this weekend and behaving on the food front and then eating and drinking whatever you want on Monday. Surely that's a fair trade off!

CoffeeRevel Tue 08-May-12 21:03:19

I'm quite enjoying the app, it's really relaxing. It remains to be seen whether I'll lose any weight, but I certainly seem to be drinking more water. Fingers crossed that that's a good sign, and the rest of the suggestions go in too. smile

I can't see me taking photos of my meals though. That bit is a bit gimmicky for me.

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