When people ask us, “What’s the single most important quality for a successful dieter to have?” The answer is undeniably: PERSISTENCE!  The ability to not give up, even when the going gets hard. Because, in the journey of weight loss and maintenance, the journey WILL get hard, and then it will get easier, and then it will get harder again, and then easier. That’s just the process. The trick it sticking with it during the hard times, knowing that there’s a better time around the corner.