Hey ElizabethG... you are totally right. I actually came back to back off my cynical position I made earlier, or at least to temper it a bit. I certainly did not mean to say that weight loss is easy, it's not. I just find sometimes that there is an overwhelming amount of products and information out there, and it's really easy to get caught up in the latest thing... And sometimes by getting caught up in techinical little things we can lose focus of the basics of weight loss.
I didn't mean to sound critical of anyone who uses different methods to lose weight, like, watching their glycemic index, or carb intake, OR fat intake, etc. Everyone needs to find what works for them, but when it comes down to it, after all the weight is lost, they need to find a balance in food and exercise. It's almost impossible to resist temptations forever, and when we've restricted ourselves completely from something, we will feel like failures if we give in to their temptations. It shouldn't be that way. When Shay was on Leno, she actually had a great point. She hasn't cut out what she's loved, but made replacements.
And ElizabethG, I think that is fantastic point that how we look at food is a major key...
All of that said, I still hate that weight loss has become such a 'product'. Some of the information and stuff out there is helpful and well intended, but I get downright annoyed that so much is about making money. How are those who need help supposed to wade through all that stuff? Because of the love of money, they have made weight loss even more daunting with the overload of information.