Estimates show, that at any one time, as many as one in three of us are
currently on a diet, with over half of us having dieted at some time in
The truth of the matter is that, for the vast majority of people,
'dieting' on its own just doesn't seem to work in the long term.
The question is: why not?
The answer is surprisingly simple... dieting, in essence, misses the point.
Those who successfully, and permanently lose weight, are not those who simply diet.
They are the ones who change the role that food plays in their life.
They learn to respect their food, and more importantly, to respect themselves.
While slimming / dieting alone can indeed
help someone to lose weight in the short term, once the diet ends, the
weight can (an often does!), creep back on. This is because
dieting alone doesn't address the person's underlying psychological
desire to overeat.
This is where using hypnosis and, more specifically, analytical hypnotherapy can help with weight loss.