Can you think yourself thin? Megan Wood goes under in an attempt to kick unhealthy food cravings.

Asked about her thoughts around diet and food, Megan found herself answering without consciously intending to. Photo / Supplied
Asked about her thoughts around diet and food, Megan found herself answering without consciously intending to. Photo / Supplied

The promise:

Under hypnosis we are said to be more suggestible. By introducing positive messages and associations while hypnotised we can break unhealthy habits: we know we shouldn't bite our nails, smoke, drink too much or overeat but for many the struggle to control these urges is a losing battle. But why is this? Ian Blaine of  the Auckland Hypnotherapy Clinic has been a hypnotherapist for 12 years and he believes our bad habits lie in our subconscious all the time. So while our conscious mind is telling us to say no to

The history:

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The science:

The reality:

The verdict: