You are meeting with an obese patient for the first time. She states that she has been successful in losing weight but is frustrated by her inability to maintain her weight loss. She reports having tried “virtually every fad diet” and “multiple exercise programs.” She admits that as her weight increases, she tends to be become less active. She has become increasingly reluctant to leave her home because of the negative reactions of other people. In listening to her story, you attempt to imagine what it would be like to be in her situation and begin to examine your biases and assumptions about people who are obese. Your goal is to begin to discuss potential options with her for dealing with her situation. Describe the level of critical thinking that is necessary in this scenario and how it will assist you in helping this patient develop an effective plan of action.