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Realities of the diet treadmill spur 'leanest livable weight' concept
Realities of the diet treadmill spur 'leanest livable weight' concept

If, like millions of people, you've been on diets, perhaps lots of them, researcher Traci Mann says you should be relieved to know that it's not a flaw in your character that they didn't work. Or at least they didn't work for long. That may seem to make sense to many people who have invested time, money, energy and hope in the latest diet in a multibillion-dollar industry. If any of those "secrets" to the perfect body actually proved true, there'd be little need for any more. And there are always more. "The issue is that you can lose weight on practically any diet. The problem is that the weight comes back" for around 95% of people, said Mann,...

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