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Our society has the msidnet that obesity is a person's fault and that it can be banished with sufficient willpower. While some people may be predisposed genetically to obesity, and while there may be some component of emotional eating to most obesity, the fact of the matter is that obesity has recently been determined by the NIH to be a disease for which the only effective long term remedy is weight loss surgery. By the time you get to be obese you effectively have acquired a satiety defect the satiety mechanism that works in thinner people to make them stop eating simply doesn't work well or at all in obese people. BTDT. Willpower will help you for a while but for 95% of the people who lose weight dieting, they will eventually gain it all back and then some. Read Gina Kolata's Rethnking Thin it's a fascinating summary (not so much the first 1/4 of the book but definitely the rest) of obesity research over the last 40-50 years, what they know and what they don't know, and why the dieting industry has squelched results that pointed to the ineffectiveness of dieting. Read also Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink to get a sense of how society predisposes us to eat more than we even want to, and how to help yourself cut back by making simple choices like eating on small plates, etc. I finally gave up beating myself over the head with the whole dieting/willpower/failure thing and got a LAP band (laparascopic adjustable gastric band) put on my stomach about 4 years ago. I took off about 100 pounds and have kept it off for that time. It takes vigilance, exercise, good food choices (most of the time), and changing the way you eat but it's all possible to do once you have a band in a way that it never was before because finally the satiety signal is there again, and there is serious discomfort if you eat too much. Look up the lap band book by Jessie Ahroni if you want more information on it, or search for a variety of web sites that talk about the other types of weight loss surgery. Regardless of whether you want to consider that step, stop beating yourself up for being overweight. It takes more than willpower to lose weight for the long term.