Originally Posted by lylemcd
You are incorrect on so many levels with the above. And those that don't end up obes are NOT included in the statistics on who succesfully loses and keep if off. Neither do drugs have anything to do with it. There' a ton of data on what successful losers do and do not do, habits and such. And NONE of it has to do with what you wrote.
You don't think that individuals who go from obese to reasonably lean (working definition of reasonably lean debatable) for the long term don't usually resort to either OTC or prescription drugs whether anorectics, stimulants, hormones, etc.?
I'd agree that drugs aren't necessary for losing weight for many people, but keeping it off and not becoming a yo-yo dieter? Did you have specific data in mind? I'm definitely interested in it because concomitant anecdotes all lead me to believe my assertion, which is that people typically turn to drugs to sustain their weight loss (even if just consistent caffeine consumption most of the day), but obviously the plurality of anecdote isn't fact.