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After A Diet, Why Does The Weight Come Back?

Before many Australians recently, a devastating story unfolded on a popular current affairs program. We watched with compassion as the fattest man in Australia told of his most recent, serious attempt to lose weight. Approximately 12 months earlier and weighing close to 300 kilos, he under went life threatening surgery to lose weight. I doubt there would have been one person watching not moved by this man's depression and plight. Despite undergoing the surgery, today he could barely get through each day, both physically and mentally. He shared with us his sense of hopelessness and wanting to end it all. It was not only his size that was causing his depression. He had to deal with a heart broken by disappointment. You see, the surgery had been a success. He soon lost well over 50 kilos post operation and he and his family rejoiced. But then the unthinkable happened. The weight came back. Today he weighs well over 300 kilos - more than before the surgery. This is an extr