Assumptions. Assumptions. Assumptions. Nothing but assumptions.
Diet and exercise. Exercise and diet. Here’s where the assumptions really run wild.
Assuming you’ll start the diet. Assuming you won’t keep putting off the start to the next Monday, and the next, and the next. Assuming you’ll keep up the diet. Assuming you have what it takes to conquer obstacles to staying on your diet. Assuming if you go off your diet on Saturday, you’ll get right back on your diet on Sunday. Assuming once you reach your goal weight, you’ll stop dieting and maintain lost weight.
Assuming you’ll start to exercise. Assuming you’ll continue to exercise while you are trying to lose weight. Assuming your exercise will be vigorous enough to contribute to weight loss. Assuming that you’ll keep up your diet so when you exercise, you’ll burn appreciably more calories than you take in. Assuming exercise won’t make you hungry to the point you eat back all the calories that you just lost by exercising. Assuming you won’t use your exercise equipment for a clothes rack. Assuming when your friend can’t walk with you, you’ll walk by yourself on those days.
Assumptions, as you can see, are something you accept as true without doubt or verification. Definitely not a good way to go about losing weight.