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I’m one of those compulsive eaters with a wide experience of diets and other weight-control alternatives. For more than thirty years, I would do everything I could to lose weight and was successful in almost 90 percent of my attempts. It was wonderful—for a short time. I’d get new, smaller clothes, compliments, and the clear sensation of having settled all my needs regarding this problem. Then I’d experience the failure: My weight would soar, the new clothes wouldn’t fit me anymore, and I’d try to avoid people who had complimented me. What they said was meaningless, since I believed the

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