It’s a tall order, but it’s best if you can apply many of the following thinking skills to the process of weight loss.
It helps, for instance, if you know the assumptions you are making about yourself and losing your unwanted weight. If you don’t know the assumptions you are making going in, you should have ways of discovering them as you proceed. How are you at making inferences? You knew what you were supposed to do yesterday to stick to a diet, let’s say, but you didn’t do it. Can you infer from the information you have what made you go back to an old pattern of eating? Could you have predicted this lapse? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, can you formulate some hypotheses, and test them out? And what if all this straight up thinking isn’t working, can you get creative and generate some new and original ideas?
It’s a tall order, but you not only have to think things out ahead of time to make the weight-loss process a go, you have to also think on your feet from moment to moment, and think in retrospect as well about what happened and what to do about it.
Weight loss isn’t just about the food. So put your thinking cap on too.