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So I have noticed many people who struggle with weight loss making the remark that diet and exercise is not enough....that even though they do everything right...they still don't shed a pound.
I am not asking about people with an obvious medical condition, or those who are a taking prescription that has an adverse side effect regarding weight gain or loss. That is a different category of people, their experiences are not applicable to what I am referencing.
What I am curious about is if anyone has any actual experience regarding this? Do you believe this has happened to you? Why?
I am coming from a place where I have worked pretty hard (admittedly more mental than physical anguish! Spent more time thinking about my weight than doing something about it) for the last few months to only shed a bit over 10lbs, still have plenty to lose. I personally know I could have done more and lost it more quickly...and as much as I want to say I did everything I could - I didn't. It wasn't the fact that exercise and diet weren't enough to help me lose the weight, it was the fact that I made bad choices and lacked enough motivation to exercise with as much intensity as I relaxed :D
Anyway I am just trying to understand the comment that exercise and diet are not enough to help a person lose weight...what is your mentality? Why isn't it enough, what's lacking?
Is it really the exercise/dieting that isn't working, or is it something else.... the willpower, time restraints, etc? What is your reason why dieting and exercise are not enough to help you lose weight? What alternative might you consider?