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For most people, losing the weight is a small problem

Setting goals is awesome. But what happens after you lose the weight?

For most of my life, I was a size 14. And very unhappy. A few years ago, I discovered my body does not like refined processed carbs or dairy. I eliminated those foods and, along with walking, shrank to a size 10 for the first time in my life—and stayed that size for over five years.

I did not intend to loose weight, but it happened. And as a very fit size 10, I was still extremely unhappy.

So I stopped exercising and went right back to refined carbs. Of course the weight came back!

Why bother if I'm unhappy & miserable either way? I already work an 8-hour day, and exercise is just more work! I'm sick of putting in all kinds of effort and sweat and still being unhappy all the time; antidepressants just mask it over. I'm desperately unhappy and don't know why. So I just eat.

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Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D.is a licensed psychologist specializing in child, adolescent, couples, and family therapy.

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