There is certainly a consensus that in order to lose your unwanted weight you have to have willpower and lots of it. What if you discovered that instead of willpower what you really use to lose weight is psychological detachment?
Think of it this way. When you switch off from work, from family responsibilities, from all those things that distract you from focusing on yourself and your weight issues, this is psychological detachment.
Now you don’t have to be totally detached from all these matters, which take you away from yourself. You just have to be psychologically detached enough to give yourself the time and attention you need for the weight loss you so desperately want.
Despite the consensus that willpower is what does it, take a hard look at your willingness to psychologically detach and see what role it’s playing in your difficulty losing weight.