It can give insight into the deeper reasons why you want to lose weight, helping you identify what your stumbling blocks may be and finding solutions. answer these six questions with as much honesty as possible: ✱ why do you want to lose weight? ✱ why have you been unable to lose weight in the past? ✱ what are your main stresses? ✱ what are you really ‘hungry’ for? ✱ do you have negative beliefs or fears about trying to lose weight? ✱ what can you turn to instead of food when you’re bored, stressed or emotional?