While it's a good thing to follow your heart,
it is important to keep Dreams grounded in Reality.
The 5-year cure rate for obesity is less than the 5-year cure rate for the worst cancer.
This has been the view of the American Medical Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs for the past 25 years. If dieting were a drug, it would have failed the regulatory process due to the fact that it is, generally, not a long-term success.
Are there any successes?
Yes, but these require life-long adherence to a restricted food intake.
Basically speaking, when we gain weight and retain that gain for some time, that new weight is recognized biologically as a new norm. When we lose weight, that same norm -- our new higher weight -- is constantly there and constantly wishing to re-establish itself. Comparatively, losing weight is easy. It is retaining that weight loss which is a huge challenge.
Rule number one in weight management: If you are at your High weight... whatever it is now, don’t gain any more.
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