Studies have shown that most diets do not work in the long run, and most people in fact gain back more weight than they lost in the first place.
How horrifying. How frustrating. How depressing!! You can make your New Year resolutions, book the personal trainer, read the latest book, eat paleo, do the Master Cleanse and count calories, and within two years the weight will be back, plus some.
Is there any hope? Yes. But weight loss is in fact a science, and works best when you work with an experienced doctor who helps you to identify why you are having trouble with your weight.
Many people blessed with metabolisms from heaven think weight loss is easy math and depends on calories in being less than calories out. This is not true, so you can stop beating yourself up because this is what your skinny friends think.
Work out all you want and eat like a saint, but if you aren’t doing these important things right, you aren’t going to lose weight and keep it off: