Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell (left) and singer Lily Allen (center) have admitted they see hypnotists who convince them to work out. In a recent interview, actress Olivia Munn (right) credits hypnotism for her fit physique.
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Still reeling from a painful breakup, Elena Gluhova realized that the damage caused by her lousy ex-boyfriend went far beyond a broken heart: Her emotional eating had caused her to balloon to her heaviest weight of 130 pounds.
“Quite frankly, I felt fat, ugly and not attractive,” recalls the petite 32-year-old West Village resident, who stands 5-foot-4. “I got a membership to New York Sports Club, but I only used it once a month.”
Unable to find the motivation to hit the gym, Gluhova began researching other tools to help her slim down — and after hours on Google, she stumbled upon a possible cure: hypnosis. Though it may sound like a subject offered at Hogwarts, hypnosis is a treatment approved by the American Psychiatric Association that’s used for quitting everything from smoking to biting your nails. Read more