1. Does Weight Loss Have to Mean Deprivation?

    Does this sound familiar? “I have to watch every calorie, every fat gram. I can’t lose focus for even a moment, or I’ll gain weight. It’s just so much work; every day I ask myself if it’s worth it. I’m not happy when I’m overweight, but I still think it might be better than this constant state of suffering and vigilance.” When you talk about your weight-loss efforts, it’s not so much the foods you’ve had to give up, but the struggle, anxiety and sheer EFFORT required to walk the straight-and-narrow path of weight loss and weight maintenance. It’s plain...

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