When you reach goal weight, will you be able to counteract any gain in weight by reducing the amount of food you eat?
Will you be satisfied with a substantially lower weight, even though you didn’t reach your actual weight loss goal?
When faced with stressful situations, will you be able to sustain a weight-maintaining pattern of eating?
Will you be able to cope with your moods and emotions without turning to food?
If you thought carefully about each of these questions before you answered them and then answered with a “yes,” you will be one of the lucky ones—less likely to gain back the weight you lost.