An overweight primary school teacher has lost almost eight stone after she was hypnotised into believing doctors had fitted her with a gastric band.
Kim Robinshaw, 31, whose weight had spiralled to 21 stone was sent into a trance by a slimming expert after other dieting attempts failed to work.
When she woke up Kim believed she had undergone surgery to have the band fitted and she started shedding the
'I thought it's only what you'd pay to go to Weight Watchers but upfront but it's given me the will power, it's changed my life completely'
She booked herself an appointment with gastric band therapist in October last year at a cost of £375.
Kim had struggled with her figure since having an over-active thyroid gland removed as a teenager.