I think we’ve all heard of the term, ‘eyes bigger than your belly’. We observe the mountain of food on our plates and wonder where we are going to put it. Our ‘eyes’ are merely reflecting our head hunger, and have nothing to do with the amount of food we actually need, and what our stomachs have the comfortable capacity to hold.

I know I’ve sat in many restaurants ravenous, waiting for the food to arrive and then practically inhaling it as if at any moment the waiter might come and snatch it away! I would then ignore that evident extremely full-feeling and order dessert, knowing there was not an inch of space left in my already expanded stomach. Followed by guilt, remorse and the determination to never do that again. I’m sure we’ve all been there!

Sometimes it takes feeling that fat and uncomfortable to decide that this is not how you want your relationship with food to be. You don’t want to feel out of control, a slave to your instant desires, wolfing food down as if it’s going out of fashion. You don’t want your ‘eyes’ to have the final say. Feeling in control is infiinitely more satisfying, so that instead of your ‘head hunger’ determining what you put in your body, your stomach does. The wonderful thing about the Hypnotic Virtual Gastric Band is that it convinces your subconscious mind that your stomach has shrunk to the size of a golf ball, and when that happens, your body will be deciding how much food to allow in, allowing your body to regulate itself to health and vitality.

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