I believe most people understand that epidemic obesity is overwhelmingly accounted for by too many calories in, too few calories out. But in many quarters, there is surprising resistance to that notion.
To feel skinny on a fat day try to add structure, and perhaps play with proportion so you'll look longer and leaner -- hiding under tentlike clothes will likely just remind you that you're feeling less than awesome.
Stanford University professor Michael Mischel's marshmallow test fits well with weight loss. The solution to restraint is easy: be a 4-year old. Adopt the same strategy the self-disciplined children did and find ways to distract yourself.