I got suckered.

I’ve been a fatty most of my life. You name the diets, I’ve tried them: fasting (except for fluids) for a week every month, Israeli Army diet, Scarsdale diet, Atkins, Body Trim, Weight Watchers, LowCarbHighFat (a version of the Paleo thing) , Medifast (prescribed and supervised by a doctor)… and with each of them I had some minor success that soon dissipated. And then, afterwards, I’d get a little bit fatter. And, yes, I stuck to them and was serious about the process. I did the Medifast program for a year. It consisted of breakfast and dinner being a protein shake (with vitamins and minerals added) and an apple and yoghurt, or cup of soup for lunch. I went to the gym two or three times a week and walked lots. At the end of the year...

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