You’ll be surprised at what the active ingredients are for weight loss success. They are not diet and exercise. Diet and exercise are the acted on ingredients. Are you getting warmer? Hint: Who acts on matters like exercise and diet? You, of course.
What active ingredients do you need for the weight loss challenge? The ingredients can be bundled together under the heading of the psychology of weight loss. There’s your motivation, your commitment, your ingenuity, your planning, your intentions, your goals, your facility with developing sub-goals (small steps) to reach your larger goals (bigger steps), your ability to problem solve and remove obstacles that stand in your way. You probably can think of other ingredients that you actively use in the pursuit of weight loss. Why don’t you list them so you can remind yourself of their importance.