'Obesity' wallahs inability to see they're a busted flush continues its surreality. Or is it that they're so used to the general docile learned role of patient, that they just expect it? I'll bet its their perception of fat people as piteous that's doing it. I almost pity their impotence, their irrelevance.
I've been there and I got sick and tired of it.
'Obesity' adherents, call that "overweight" or anything you please, like those who will whined about people's 'non-compliance' then took on the food industry and found out what that really means, think they're up against one thing-the human mind, when they're up against something altogether more indomitable. Nature.
Believe me, they are no match. Nature is riding them like they've been riding fatz. If this is all so important. Real intellect and no little effort is required, put up or shut up.
Ill-thought suppositions won't do it. I doubt anyone things you know what you're talking about. I don't know whether to pity this. Many 'obesity' promoters sound more cuckoo than they want to pretend fatness is.
This is what you could call sanity privilege. Where wrong beliefs are held to insanity within a sane mind. This is indulged way beyond anything a mind with faltering function could easily get away with. In fact, things like this can open your eyes to just how much discipline mentally ill people need to use to get by.
Apparently, we should seek to create a binge cycle every 5 years. Erm, no thanks love. I promised my body I'd never do that to it again, after 20 years of continuous trying. I was lucky enough to have learned that if your system is sensitive or sensitized to it, the threat of calorie restriction still hanging over your body, encourages it to keep storing fat against that eventuality.
The best thing to do is reframe the way you look at yourself. Reconnect with your body, (re-)take full possession of it. Accept that if you want to do more to improve your mental and/or physical function, there's no magic weight management rainbow that will solve it all.
Once you withdraw your mental investment in the latter, you'll have that energy to spend on yourself as you are now. Because to quote the quote, you are worth it and worth it now. It's a change of direction, because a mind dedicated to restriction is not the same as one stimulated by being in touch with its own needs.
Many people spend years doing nothing, because they can conceive of little more than the diet, no matter if that's over 5, 10, 15, 20 years, one day, keep trying, don't give up, someday.
When you liberate yourself from this anchoring to the never-never, you can begin to develop a feel for what you actually need now and may even want to do. You can have a different plan, learn to dance, walk as easily/freely/fast as possible. You start to think (and think up) techniques.
Even doing what seems to be "nothing" if it is removing harm, just chilling out til you feel inclined is better than the stasis you get stuck in, trying to get your body to submit to what it mostly finds reprehensible.
No matter what you think.
It is possible that weight comes off and goes on slowly. But many more people, myself included, find calorie restriction raises activity in our hunger/appetite systems. Imagine something that makes you a bit nervous, now imagine it getting stronger and stronger until its harder and harder to ignore, taking over more and more of your mind.
Would you volunteer for that on the presumption of this person?
There are good reasons not to diet, 5% of your weight isn't much, apparently, 10% is where the body starts defending itself against weight loss. However, that's not been tested in bodies that are primed to store due to the continuous threat of starvation (on top of anything else). Until these people start studying people, rather than ways to restrict, they'll never be in a position to give the best advice possible.
To learn to get better, to be, dare I say it, worthwhile.