I had my hypno gastric band 'fitted' by Paul McKenna last night...

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lynniep Fri 11-Jan-13 11:01:11

...so far so good! Admittedly its not even 11am yet, but I havent eaten my snacks which are sitting on my desk and not even tempting me! Normally I don't allow myself anything till 10am, then I pounce!

I am doing this in conjunction with weightwatchers, which Paul McKenna would not approve of, since he despises 'diet clubs' (boy does this come through loud and clear in his book).

However since I don't know the man personally, and I feel I need the WW sessions for support, I am carrying on with pro- pointing and hoping that my gastric band will provide the backup I need to not binge and eat more than my body needs.

I've been (back) on weightwatchers for several months now and failed miserably because I am both a compulsive eater and a (hopefully) reformed bulimic.

I'd like to think this will help me - and I'm willing to try it because I am now as heavy as I was just after I gave birth to DS2 3 years ago (my heaviest, unless you count when I was 40 weeks pg!)

If anyone is interested I will report back smile

lynniep Fri 11-Jan-13 13:21:23

this is a bit strange actually. It got to lunchtime (1pm at work) and I still wasnt that interested in eating. I am currently looking at my lunch which is a lovely bowl of stew and mash, but its not having that much appeal. I dont actually feel any different. But I'm not consumed with the desire to eat like I usually am. Bit to early to shout 'RESULT!!' yet though...

LegoAcupuncture Fri 11-Jan-13 13:23:40

I am doing similar, WW and using the virtual gastric bypass app on my ipad. Same as you, not entirely fussed about food.

Good luck!

Erebus Fri 11-Jan-13 13:49:39

Keep us posted!

Interesting.

WildThong Netherlands Fri 11-Jan-13 13:53:39

how does it work and where can I get one??

lynniep Fri 11-Jan-13 14:04:04

I'm a bit worried its not working like it should - as in I'm supposed to 'feel' full as you would after having a real one fitted because the idea is your subconcious thinks you've had the op.

I didnt feel full after my lunch (I probably did - but I felt the same as normal i.e. I put the food in until it was finished - I dont really recognise 'full' which is part of the process but maybe I didnt do that bit right)

I am still feeling indifferent to eating though, so I guess that will do me!

Its this

Got mine today! Reading book tonight. V hopeful!

mrsminniemouse Sat 12-Jan-13 12:17:23

I've been doing Paul McKenna Hypnotic Gastric Band since 1 st jan. lost 4lb so far with little effort. Less bothered about food now. Fingers crossed it continues x

lynniep Sat 12-Jan-13 22:26:18

today was fine too. had friend come to visit so got pizza in. managed on just a 1/4 and didn't feel the need for more. my 5 year old ate more than me. even better, we had tacos for tea. I could barely eat one never mind both (although I did eat both because I need to eat all my propoints) it took me about half an hour though instead.of about five minutes. dh couldn't believe it either cos he knows what I can pack away smile

poorpaws Sun 13-Jan-13 00:04:12

So (excuse my ignorance) I assume its a DVD which you listen to and are hypnotised by ? and a book ?
I saw Paul McKenna on Loose Women and he had inadvertantly hypnotised himself and most of his crew and all were losing weight.
Sounds just what I need after a night of heavy bingeing so I need to know from you where I buy it please.

lynniep Sun 13-Jan-13 10:10:06

there's a link further up. its called hypno gastric band and its on amazon. he was promoting it on mn earlier this week.

poorpaws Sun 13-Jan-13 23:29:31

Thank you so much. Had a good look and its fascinating but wonder if its too good to be true. I will give it a try; again many thanks.

lynniep Mon 14-Jan-13 10:23:48

It does sound too good to be true, but it also does seem to be working. I mean I've only been on it 3 days so its a bit too early to tell, but I seem to have aquired the mindset that DH has naturally. Which is: eat when hungry - first few mouthfuls - very nice - then loss of interest so eating purely to satisfy hunger.

I still have my 'normal' head telling me 'its biscuit time' - but the other subconcious ' not hungry dont eat' messages seem to be stronger.

I've not had that before. Its quite wierd. I have spent my life having 'inner battles' inside my head and normally the 'stuff it in' voice wins. I have binged without any joy purely because I'm compelled to eat it. I dont really taste it and I certainly dont have fun doing bingeing. What I'm striving for is to get away from any kind of bingeing. (this has the knock on effect of my bulimia returning) so anything that removes the compulsion to eat - for me thats a winner.

Seriously - yesterday I had to conciously eat more to get to my 26 ww propoints.

WhyIRayLiotta Mon 14-Jan-13 11:36:24

It sounds great - do you buy the book and then the CD or DVD separately?

lynniep Mon 14-Jan-13 12:17:30

No - you just buy the book. It comes with the DVD and CD. Basically, you read the book cover to cover and watch the DVD (DVD is only short - shows you 'havening' technique which improves your mood apparently)

Only when you've read the book and learnt the Havening technique (ok I'm not so great with that) should you listen to the CD (took me about and hour to read) You need to try to follow his rules as well - basically the main one is that you MUST sit down and concentratre on your food and chew slowly and 20 times per mouthful if possible. You arent allowed to watch telly whilst eating or generally shovel it in without thought. This is the main 'concious' input from you. I have actually found that bit the hardest as I'm always doing something else while eating. But its to try and get away from the literally mindless habit of hand to mouth eating which contributes to bingeing.

hayleymac Mon 14-Jan-13 13:37:21

hello ladies im new to this after reading the above post i joined.

I just brought this book today cannot wait to finishw ork and read it x

WhyIRayLiotta Mon 14-Jan-13 16:40:55

Thanks linniep I might give it a go I've failed with everything else!

I downloaded the app for the virtual gastric band and did it for the first time today. It was nice and relaxing.

Uppermid Wed 16-Jan-13 20:53:16

Have just ordered it. Will update with (hopefully good) results

Movingforward123 Wed 16-Jan-13 22:35:40

Hi do you know how much the app is?

I tried the old Paul McKenna but it didn't seem to work for me confused I know others had had great results on mn though!

LexyBear Thu 17-Jan-13 22:35:26

Hey, first ever post :-) interested to hear how people are getting on with it? I got 3/4 way through it tonight and got interrupted and had to stop! Furious! Will try again in morning but wondered...how long did you leave between pre installation and actual fitting trance and at what point do you stop counting backwards from 300!
I've never listened to any hypno things before so was a complete newbie!
Any advice or comments appreciated xx

lynniep Fri 18-Jan-13 10:01:05

I did it all in one evening - read the book, watched the DVD a couple of times, listened to the pre-installation, then went to bed in the spare room and did the trance cd. I gave up counting I think the first time at about 150! I remember thinking -is he going to tell me I can stop now? But it seems to be working.

I've been on it week (as I said in conjunction with ww) and lost 2.5lb this week. I am just not as bothered about food and dont wolf it down (last night for instance I had lots of propoints left, so I treated myself and my friend to a GU pudding I got on the reduced shelf at Tesco. Go me smile It took me about 20 minutes to eat it and I wouldnt have been that fussed if she'd cleared it away - I could have stopped eating it. This is bizarre behaviour from someone who last week would have probably eaten it in less than a minute and would then be hunting down something else to eat.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Fri 18-Jan-13 10:22:10

Very interesting.

There was a 'virtual gastric band' offered on Nectar points the other day for £20, I was very tempted but didn't really know anything about it and had just bought the Gillian Ripley book so thought I should read/try that first.... very interested to see how you all get on. Though I suspect I'd lose weight if I just stopped eating mindlessly while the TV is on as I get bored eating like that

lynniep Fri 18-Jan-13 10:25:13

I've seen quite a few virtual gastric band offers through groupon and the like recently too - but tbh they've all cost more than the PM book. I've read the Gillian Ripley book too (and a pile of others) and I've also had therapy for my eating disorder. Nothing else has worked. So I'm a bit of a fan of this PM cd as you can tell!

I just had my graze box delivered too as they we doing a half price offer. This is the ultimate test. I love my graze boxes and can easily eat them all in one go. I'm only allowed one today ;)

trixymalixy Fri 18-Jan-13 10:28:57

Mynsister had gastric band hypnotherapy through a groupon exactly a year ago. So far she has lost 7 stone, 2 to go.

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