This is the way it works with successful dieting. The successful dieter takes manageable steps that sharpen her skill, guarantee success, and increase her self confidence. She thinks of ways to make the long, arduous task of dieting all the way to her weight loss goal less formidable for her.
Instead of thinking about losing the 50 pounds she needs to lose, she concentrates on losing just a few pounds first. During the time she allots to losing just 4 or 5 pounds, she concentrates on what is required of her. She sees how she feels and she keeps track of what she thinks. She develops a mindset for getting herself through the emotional rough spots that might prevent her from following through and keeping to her diet food.
The successful dieter builds her dieting skills, her weight loss motivation, her self confidence, and all her other keys to success by taking lots of small dieting steps and having lots of small diet successes.