I am not a math genius. But after more than 45 years struggling with weight and fitness issues, I submit to the validity of the following equation:
Energy Stored (FAT) = Energy Intake – Energy Expended.
Dammit, dammit, dammit! I wish, wish, wish I could find a diet, pill, surgery or anything that would mean I don’t have to master myself and take responsibility for and control over all variables in that equation. But I’m ready to give up on the wishful thinking. I have tried many things, and considered many more. Whenever it seems like someone has THE answer – often that’s a fleeting, nonpermanent state. I’m getting OK with that.
Everything leads me back to the equation, and the need to take responsibility for what I eat and how I live and move.