Bathing suit season is just around the corner, and many people are wanting to shed a few pounds before they hit the pool.
KHQA introduces you to a man who says he can help as long as you like to sleep.
Jacky Patrick Malloy is a hypnotherapist who says the key to losing weight is simple. Burn more calories than you put in. He says one way to get that done is to change the way you think of food. He says when you're at the grocery store, your subconscious mind is pushing that cart most of the time. He says what he does is change that subconscious thinking.
"Hey, instead of grabbing those chips, let's stay on the outside of the store. That's where all the good foods are. That's where the nutrition is. Stay out of the inside aisles," Malloy said.
If you're interested in checking into hypnotherapy for weight loss, keep in mind, it's not a one session quick fix. Malloy says it typically lasts eight sessions, and then some follow up visits.
So what's it like to get hypnotized? Malloy says the biggest misconception is you feel like you're out of control. He says you are very much in control the whole time.
"You're just in a different state of mind where your conscious mind is relaxed," Malloy explained.
Tori Davis agrees. Malloy put her into hypnosis to get her relaxed.
"Whatever he was saying, I was seeing, so it was very relaxing," Davis said.
Once he gets you in a state of relaxation, "I go in and speak directly to the subconscious mind. I change the negatives into positives and the positives," Malloy said.
Malloy says he currently has a client who has been coming in for six weeks, and has lost 65 pounds.
Malloy has some free seminars coming up at the Quincy Mall this month.
There are two 90 minutes sessions on weight loss Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, you can learn about smoking cessation at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
There's also a free hypnotic stage show on April 26 at 1 p.m.
Jacky Patrick Malloy was featured Friday morning on KHQA This Morning.
Watch those segments here.