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Three different people

``Enough with the thermostats, already!'' you shriek, exasperated. ``I'm not too cold, I'm too fat! What does all this have to do with losing weight?''

Patience, please. The problem isn't losing weight, it's gaining weight. If you hadn't already gained more weight than you're happy toting around, you wouldn't be reading a diet book. Anybody can lose weight...for a while. Many of us have lost weight on numerous occasions, only to put it right back on within a short time. The problem isn't weight loss, it's weight control, and the insights into feedback and control from the thermostat were necessary to allow us, finally, get a handle on our problems with weight.

It's time to stop talking about the weather and start doing something about what we weigh.

By John Walker