The weight loss industry in the United States is serious business, driven by a society struggling with obesity at an alarming rate. With diet pills, meal replacement shakes, weight loss programs and one-on-one coaching, the U.S. weight loss market is estimated to be worth $66 billion and growing, but is there an easier solution?

One well-known online persona, Stargirl the Practical Witch, took to YouTube to introduce just that, a unique approach to weight loss for those that may be running out of ideas. Sure, the idea of witchcraft and magic may not resonate with everyone. However, if you have been trying everything else and still feel like your efforts are falling short, what do you have to lose?

Don’t be fooled, Stargirl is far from alone! Wicca, a witch-craft based religion, is growing in popularity at a surprising rate in the United States. In fact, a study out of the City University of New York discovered that Wicca is the fastest-growing religion in the country. Why don’t we hear more about it? Faced with judgment and misunderstanding, most practicing Wiccans choose to keep their religious life quiet. They may be your neighbors, friends or co-workers, and you don’t even know it!

Wiccan spells are based on the idea of energy, manipulating it to work in the way that the witch desires. For this reason, Stargirl starts her video warning her viewers that in order for this spell to work they must first release all negative energy. “Spells are directed energy into a focused intention,” she explains. “And guess what? Thoughts are energy. Words are energy. So, if you’re thinking negative things about yourself, like ‘I have a slow metabolism’ or ‘it’s hard for me to lose weight’, those thoughts will cancel out your spell.”

She also recommends that those people who choose to use the spell should combine it with healthy eating and exercise. “Yes, you can use this spell on its own without diet and exercise and it will be effective,” she states. “However, I strongly advise against it because ultimately you want to be healthy and happy and skinny, not just skinny.”

So how does it work? Stargirl explains that each time you are thirsty and grab a bottle of water, take a moment to wrap your hands around the bottle and say, “I have a fast metabolism. It is really hard for me to gain weight. I only eat what I need to be healthy and survive. I only crave healthy foods. I get full very easily. I have a super fast metabolism and am naturally rail thin.”  These affirmations must be said in present tense as if it is already happening in order for the spell to take root. You are, in turn, putting your intentions into the water, which then enter into your body as you drink. She also stresses that you need to truly put yourself into this, not just speaking empty words.

Interested in giving it a try? Check out the original video from Stargirl:

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