I will like to share an interesting experience I had years ago.
I had managed to reach my target weight doing a different program ( 3 stones lighter than I am today ) , and was very happy with it. Only few months later I noticed the weight slowly started creeping up again. I was on holiday in my country which did not help matters much. I tried to avoid invitations but one come I could not refuse.
The person inviting us wanted to be elected mare of this part of town and the food was going to be out of this world. Alarm bells rang. Then an idea come to me. I got myself ready and before I left the house, I sat on my bed and with much concentration told myself repeatedly that I was going to go to the banquet, that I was going to enjoy myself, but was not going to indulge in any of the fattening foods but only eat what was healthy and slimming. I did this for about 30 min.
I went to the event, I was there for four hours, talked to friends and total strangers ( usually reach for food to compensate for my shyness ) . The food was out of this world, everybody tucked in with second and third helpings. I only had a salad and some fruit.
Not for one minute did I mind or felt deprived. I had a lovely time and the next day I was lighter on the scales. Clearly it was my kind of hypnotising myself that did it.
I don’t know why I have not repeated this little experiment since. But I am planning to try it again soon as I am getting rather concerned that I have not lost weight the last few months.