Next time someone says to you that maintaining weight loss is as simple as calories in = calories out, show them this.
So really, what is going to make me live longer – getting fit at the size I am at and allowing myself to enjoy food, or obsessing over every single calorie for the rest of my life?*
There is also a lot of unpacked privilege in the weight loss debate. As one of the people mentioned in the article says – her calorie counting is somewhat easier because her children are grown and she is retired and can take the time necessary to do the large amount of exercise and diet planning every day that is necessary for her to be able to maintain her current weight after her weightloss. It does not take into account finances, ableness, caring responsibilities or any other circumstances (apart from childcare and work) that may make it more difficult for someone to follow this regime. So is this what the 5% do to maintain long term weight loss? Is the ability to maintain weightloss also about invisible privilege?
SotBO: It’s all about me! This may not reflect your personal situation, nor is it intended to.