Why you can't you lose that weight
You get all enthusiastic and get into the new diet, lose some pounds; then after a few weeks or months, you start gaining weight all over again. No matter what you do, how closely you stick to the diet, nothing much happens. and you spend the whole time thinking about food, what you can and can't eat, counting calories. You get fed-up with the whole thing and then it all starts all over again.
While you’re in this battle to lose weight, the body automatically resists attempts at a possible starvation, which is often the nature of many diets. The body therefore holds more calories because it now doesn’t know when the next food source might be coming. Often people, who deprive themselves of food they enjoy, will then crave it later. This can lead to depression and depressed people will then often eat for comfort.
One of the assumptions made is that weight is purely the product of what you put into your mouth and how much energy you expend. Lots of energy expenditure i.e. active life, low calorie intake equals weight loss. Sedentary lifestyle, high calorie intake equals weight gain. That's simple maths and it's perfectly true. You eat fewer calories than you expend and your body has to get those extra calories from somewhere. It gets them from the fat it has carefully stored away under your skin, for just such an emergency. Dieters will therefore change their relationship with food and become preoccupied with it.
Under usual conditions the brain has it’s own mechanism within the unconscious mind, for regulating our food intake. When we consciously control the body it can begin to lose the ability to regulate itself. As we diet our body begins to shut down our metabolic rate slows down and we need less and less food. Consequently we start to gain weight as a result. Weight loss can lead to lethargy as were not burning calories. When we lose fat rapidly we loose the lean tissue we need for the fat to burn and for the metabolic rate to maintain at a normal functioning level.
How hypnotherapy can help
Without addressing underlying unconscious issues you act as if divided against yourself. One part wanting to be slim, and one part needing the re-assurance of food. Obviously, the one needing the re-assurance of food will work to sabotage the diet plan - because its needs have been ignored.
When hypnosis is used, the focus is on correcting a view of yourself and the relationship you have with food. Hypnotherapy works on improving how you feel about yourself, and install post-hypnotic suggestions that will make it much easier for you to not desire the foods full of calories, but assist you in achieving a pleasure in eating foods that are good for you.