Start diet—that’s one thing. But ‘staying with it’—that’s a horse of a different color.
It goes without saying that successful dieting and successful weight loss require—that’s require with a capital R—an ongoing motivational state.
This motivational state is made up of lots of involvement of the self.
And you have every right to ask for a definition. What in the world does involvement of the self mean? It means to successfully lose weight you must risk what you think of yourself.
If you can get your self involved in the process of weight loss like this, knowing the risks, then your chances of achieving the ongoing dieting motivation you need to drop those extra pounds will be there for you.