People on standard weight loss diets who do not incorporate behavior modification to change their bad habits will regain all lost weight within one year, and that includes about 95 to 98 percent of dieters.
If your motivation is strong and you've come to the grips with the recognition of your emotional needs, the changing of your food paterns shouldn't be difficilt.
I like the idea of changing my thinking and my bad habits first before I begin the long life time journey of changing what I eat for the sake of good health. I see it as one step at a time. Of course, I always like to do the easiest things first because it gives me a sense of accomplishment. I sort of like chalking things up. The more I do the more I want to continue to do. What works for you?