What do you have at the ready for losing excess weight?
Yes, you’ve picked a weight-loss diet plan. And yes you cannot stand the way you look and the way you feel carrying all that weight. This gives you some motivation.
But do you have enough of the goals, sub-goals, actions to take, and contexts and opportunities in mind that you will need in order to start your diet and sufficiently stick to the diet?
Why don’t you see what you already have at your disposal for making your weight-loss intention come true. Make a list of your psychological resources. Are your goals and sub-goals good enough? Are they well thought out? Do they cover what you need to cover? What about the actions you will have to take to reach your weight-loss goals? Are these actions familiar and useable when it comes to losing a lot of weight? Then there’s your experience with contexts and opportunities. When an opportunity to take action arises, will you be ready to exploit it? Do you easily associate contexts and opportunities with the weight-loss steps you might take?
What you have at the ready for losing weight is an important part of your weight-loss strategy. In fact, it is more important than your weight-loss diet plan. It is what makes your weight-loss diet plan viable.