One of the groups also received training in self-hypnosis techniques to enhance their sense of self-control prior to consuming.
The self-hypnosis group consumed fewer calories and lost more weight at the conclusion of the study.
They also reported an improvement in their quality of life following the hypnosis intervention.
After 10 weeks of hypnotherapy, the participants in the study had a lower body mass index.
Lower blood levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity.
In addition, adiponectin levels, a hormone required by the body to defend against obesity and type II diabetes, had increased.
Numerous health professionals believe that hypnotherapy is most effective when combined with other weight loss strategies.
That hypnotherapy was most effective for weight loss when combined with diet and exercise-based approaches.