According to Dr. Phil, there are seven keys to permanent weight loss.
These keys are:
Right thinking—Eliminate self-defeating thought patterns and believe that you will succeed.
Healing feelings—Learn how to break the cycle of overeating in response to emotions and stress.
A no-fail environment—Create an environment in which it is virtually impossible for you to fail at weight control.
Mastery over food and impulse eating—Identify the cause of self-destructive habits and behaviors and replace them with new behaviors.
High-response cost, high-yield nutrition—Eat mostly foods that take time to prepare, ingest, and are high in nutritional value.
Intentional exercise—Make regular exercise a priority in your life.
Circle of support—Surround yourself with people who are supportive of your weight loss efforts.