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It occurred to me today that thereís a simple explanation for the fact that most diets donít work. In my opinion, the forces that motivate most people who try to lose weight are the same forces that made them eligible for a diet in the first place. People eat because it makes them feel good, and they diet because they think being thin will make them feel good, too. No wonder that when they donít feel good on the short term, they do what does make them feel good on the short term, which is eating. Hence the yoyo effect.

Posted by cronopio at 02:55 AM, February 14, 2002 | Comments (0)