Duncan Garner: Hypnotherapy to lose weight isn't necessarily a 'looney tunes' idea

Lockdown was pretty average for a lot of reasons but particularly if you ended up a bit overweight.

I definitely put on a few.

All that time at home and you just ate to get through the boredom, but there's no shortage of fad diets for us to sign up to; low carb, no carb, fasting, no frying, seeds and grains, Atkins, raw food, the zone diet, keto.

But one thing I have never tried is "hypnotherapy" and using the power of the mind to shed kilos. I guess all diets are a case of willpower but this is especially different.

For a start, you won't need to go through the gastric band surgery. Now, I'm certainly not endorsing this, or saying "hypnotherapy works", but it's also not necessarily some looney tunes, off the charts idea.

Of course, you have to be open to using the power of the mind and surrender yourself to this "hypnotherapy" but for those who have done it, they swear by it.

It won't be quick like the tummy tuck - in fact, it's apparently much harder.

But how often do you really put your mind to the test? Probably not as much as you think.

Now, right or wrong, society remains infatuated with image so I understand why people might be keen.

Sharpen up and you're more likely to be noticed, you're more likely to be wealthy, hold down a good job, get an interview for that good job, whiten your teeth and you've made it - you may end up on the telly.

But man it sounds too good to be true and don't we always say, "if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is?"

Duncan Garner is host of The AM Show