Valerie - it's OK if you don't want to answer this, but were you heavy as a child? Studies are now showing that your body creates a "set point" at your heaviest level. It assumes that is your normal final state and, if you then lose weight, it assumes you're sick and tries to get you back to that point.
That is, if you were always slender, your body assumes being slender is great and it doesn't push you to change.
If at one point you were heavy, and you then became slender, your body assumes being slender is "awful" and it tries its best to gain weight.
This is actual results of studies they are doing. So it sucks, but it's good to be aware of it.
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