“I’m willing to do ANYTHING to lose weight,” announces Julie, a new client of mine.She pauses. I wait expectantly.“Except eat right and exercise,” she adds.
We laugh with the shared recognition that the effort to lose weight is much easier said than done. (Names and identifying data have been changed for confidentiality). Julie’s candid admission touches on an intriguing aspect of weight loss – the role of motivation. What is motivation? How do you get it? How do you sustain it?