I am now a certified practitioner of the Sheila Granger Virtual Gastric Band (VGB).
The basic concept is the stomach is reduced in size resulting in making it very uncomfortable to eat any more food than what will fit in the new stomach size. We reduce it by virtual procedure to the size of a golf ball. Therefore meals can only be the amount of food that when chewed will fit in that space. Liquids pass thru so not a consideration. Meals must be planned to assure the body is getting the protein and nutrients necessary.
This results in a totally new approach to food and eating. It is not a diet but a lifestyle change. You will change! The three small meals a day will result in weight loss.
By utilizing Hypnosis and the subconscious mind, the patient is able to manage the food, include water and exercise and become a different person.
It is only intended for obese clients and in most cases a Doctors referral is requested. In addition, medication adjustments may be needed due to the weight loss.
The surgical band has been shown to have a 67% success rate while the VGB has been shown in clinical studies to result in 80% success. Add to that the lower expense and recovery issues from surgical procedures, it is the best choice.