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  •  denial? (1+ / 0-)
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    Perhaps you're in denial about the near-total failure rate of weight-loss methods. I'm interested in people of all sizes being able to live well and happily in the best possible health. From the totality of the medical data I've seen, weight-loss efforts do not reliably or lastingly help and can often do harm. A weight-neutral approach seems vastly more effective, from initial research. The resistance to such a suggestion seems motivated not by science, but by stereotype.

    •  People lose weight and maintain it all the time. (1+ / 0-)
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      The problem is that the people who gain the weight back go back to eating the way they did before they started their diet. In reality, if you want to lose weight and maintain it, you need to shift your lifestyle.

      I've seen a lot of those studies, and they tend to say "weight loss program A doesn't work", which is true, because you can't stay on Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig forever. But just eating less calories and exercising more will result in weight loss if you do it right.

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