You may not realize it, but there is a certain psychology at work in successful weight loss. It is no surprise, then, that the magazine Psychology Today has explored the issue in-depth.
The group meetings were highly important because they learned to recognize that they were certainly not alone in their struggles with weight.
The women were also quite unusual because up to 90 percent of individuals who have lost weight end up putting it back on within five years.
Another common trait of these women is that they appeared to undergo a profound mood shift as they made the transition from fat to thin.
From all indications, they appeared to be depressed when they were heavy but, as they attempted to lose weight, their mood brightened.