Whatever food plan you choose, the real work of losing weight goes on inside. The work is thoughtful, it’s questioning. It’s a matter of feeling; it’s a matter of time; it’s a matter of increasing awareness; it’s a matter of opening up your heart to yourself. The real work is very different from the hustle and bustle of the diet itself, with weighing and planning and preparing and measuring and counting. The real work of dieting isn’t the noisy part, it’s the quiet part.
excerpt from Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose. Volume 2. Psych Yourself to Stick With It.