Your old goal was to lose weight. Your new goal is to keep
the weight off forever.
Of course, food is involved. But more to the point, mind
states such as being realistically optimistic carry more weight. Optimism in
the case of weight control has to do with maintaining an expectation you will
reach your long-term goal. This is a non-food kind of maintaining. But it’s key
to what happens between you and your food.
Some short-term goals for maintaining an optimistic outlook