I attended the Gorayeb Weight Loss Hypnosis session in Portland, Maine on 4/16/09. I have 30 pounds to lose, and have already lost 60 from good, old fashion diet and exercise. However, struggling to lose this last 30, I was hoping they would teach me something I didn't already know. Boy, was I wrong or "desperate?"
Our "hypnosis" guy was very cocky, attitude, a picture of health, smooth talker, great salesman, slick. I was turned off immediately. When I entered the room and signed my "contract", he was very rude to everyone before and after me. Here, "sign this" - here's your free gift, which was a "pen" from another hotel which he later asked everyone to return for his "evening" group. Cheapskate! Hmmm, I should have turned around immediately.
Being optimistic, I thought it would get better. Well, like many of the other complaints on this board, he was a smooth talker, made us all feel worthless, fat, and undesireable, but he could "save the day" if we would only buy his special vitamins that you just couldn't find anywhere else on the planet. As it so happened, he just might have some of these life saving vitamins available to us. Hmm. Yah, right. Fortunately, he had just enough for those who wanted them. I didn't. Heck, they cost a fortune, but jeez, they included a 3-part hypnosis CD. Oh puhleez.
After an hour and half of his sales pitch about eating healthy, eliminating carbs, eating more protein, fruits, whole grains, etc (which was all good information for those who didn't know), but pushing his "miracle" vitamins the entire time. You need to have this vitamin and this vitamin and the kind you buy at Walmart won't work, cuz this is the "right" blend....blah blah blah. He even tried to sell "Carb-Out" stating that you could take one of these pills before eating pizza and it would nullify the results. Are you kidding me?? Lets be real. You are what you eat. The more you eat, the more you weigh. Period.
He then took a break for us to buy these miracle vitamins. What stunned me, mannnnny people FLOCKED to buy them. I was speechless that other people didn't catch on to this slick fella from NJ. Yes, vitamins can be good for you, but more importantly choosing the right foods will keep you healthier.
Hmmm...ok, moving on. After an hour and a half of smooth talking about his miracle vitamins and about how unhealthy and undesirable we were, he began his 30 minute hypnosis. Well, it didn't work for me. I fell asleep. Boring....zzzzz.
I'm out 50 bucks, but I learned a valuable lesson. As the saying goes, "if it sounds too good to be true, IT IS!!" The old fashion is still true today, diet and exercise will always work. Forget hypnosis. Forget lipo. Forget all the fancy surgeries and bands. Get down to basics. Exercise, eat right, drink water. Poof.
Ok, I'm done babbling, but for a highly educated, travelled woman, I feel like an idiot that I fell for this scam. I urge al of you considering this type of hypnosis to think twice. Join Weight Watchers or TOPS or some other program that works for you.
Thanks for reading and good luck on your weight loss or stop smoking journey.
Old Orchard Beach, Maine