If you think of being overweight as a disease, what would
full remission look like?
Would it be that you achieved a more normal body
weight? That would certainly be one criterion for being in full remission. What
about other criteria like positive self-regard, better ways to cope with your
feelings, greater confidence in yourself, increased physical and psychological
comfort, look better, feel healthier, and take more satisfaction in your
everyday functioning without your old eating problems?
What other criteria would you use besides actual weight loss
to say, “I’m all better now”?