“Successful change requires abnormally intense, uninterrupted concentration and repetition….
For dieters, just walking into your regular grocery store can activate an old familiar food pathway and keep it alive. So successful weight loss is as much about lifestyle change as it is about what you eat: Shop at a new store; buy new brands of food; use a new set of plates; eat in another room, at a different time of day. All these things will help starve an old, unhealthy pathway so you can develop a new, healthy one. “The more drastically you restructure your habits,” Wexler says, “the more the established pathway that you’re trying to change is weakened.” ”