This letter comes to us from Duncan (name changed), a Yo Yo dieter who recently reached out for help:
Dear Tinier Tim
I need to lose 210 pounds. I’ve been losing and gaining weight my whole life, but never actually kept the weight off and maintained a healthy lifestyle. I know what I need to do, it’s just really hard to do it, especially on my own. I’ve taken nutrition classes and I’ve seen nutritionists, as well as participate in different weight loss programs. I really want to lose this weight and be healthy. I was just wondering if you had any advice or could possibly help me in this journey. Thanks.
I’ve started a response to this email no less than 10 times. I’m a professional speaker and writer who is not often at a loss for words. To summarize your story: