Some things were brought up about this subject in another forum. I'll preface this by saying that I am about 75 pounds overweight, so I'm not picking on anyone. It was said that some causes of obesity were medical. I certainly understand that certain medical conditions would make it difficult to lose weight simply because they restrict one's activities. (And my typing here does not burn many calories.) Here is where I stand, and I would welcome your replies. 1) You can't turn a gram into a kilogram. Impossible. It would violate a fundamental law of physics. A gram of food in the mouth is, well, a gram of food in the body. Your body will burn some of it for energy, it will store some (if you've already eaten enough previous to this gram) and it will simply pass some of that one gram "into the draught" to borrow a biblical phrase. (Anyone who's fed his pets cheap dog food knows what I mean!) If indeed, one can gain a pound by eating less than a pound (he actually needs to eat MORE than a pound) we need to start feeding him gold coins! I am 75 pounds overweight simply because I've eaten much more food than I needed. 2) I have never heard of anyone who lost weight in a way other than changing his behavior, and it always includes eating less. A diet is a behavior. (Pills that suppress the apetite are merely a way of making it easier to behave.) I believe that the way we behave with food is a moral issue. So, yes, I have a weakness concerning food. It is a failure of mine, but I'll never overcome it unless I face that fact. Thoughts?