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Peg BS: It's time for weight loss! HELP!! (282* d) RE: BS: It's time for weight loss! HELP!! 15 Jan 04

I disagree that a gradual approach is going to work for everyone. Some people need something more drastic. Weaning does not work with a sweet tooth. The only way to stop eating so much sugar, if you eat it every day, is to stop eating it, period. After about ten days to two weeks your sweet tooth will be greatly reduced. Scientific experiments have proven this: sweet sugary tastes lose their appeal when sugar is avoided for a period of time.

Unfortunately this takes will power. But it is achievable.

Sweets consumption is often linked psychologically to a need for comfort, to ease loneliness, to erase anxiety. I don't know what   sorts of issues you are having and of course we all have them to some extent; but addressing them with food alone is not healthy.

Exercise, on the other hand, should be added gradually to prevent injury. But it can't just be contemplated. It has to be accomplished. Walking for five minutes a day, and adding five minutes to that whenever you can, until you're up to an hour a day, is something to shoot for. Or using the pool,increasing your activity gradually. Is any of this happening yet?

I want you to get better, and start some new habits that will follow you the rest of your life. That life will be a longer one if you start now to improve it. I don't give a shit if other people think I am not being "supportive." You seem to need some tough love here.

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