Mind over matter?
According to Robert Jahn, aerospace researcher in Princeton University for over almost three decades of testing at their lab at Princeton University, Jahn and his colleagues were moved to conclude that there were indeed anomalous powers of human consciousness beyond what orthodox science allowed. Their experiments included human giving mental commands to computers to generate certain result.
Russian neurologist Vladimir Bekhterev conducted experiments where in hypnosis individuals were convinced that they were drinking alcohol while in fact they were having water. While out of hypnosis those people did not have any alcohol in their system but behaved as if they were drunk. If it is possible can we convince ourselves to comfortably lose weight to ideal parameter?