This eye opening article includes a round up of stats about the futility of dieting for long term weight loss. There’s no evidence we’re becoming slimmer despite our spending billions it concludes. They calculate the personal cost for temporarily losing 11 pounds to be between $755 US to $2,730 US.

The picture built by these stats shows that attempts to lose weight by those who already are of normal or lower weight are particularly harmful.

The bottom line: Try to focus on being healthier instead of aiming for some “ideal” weight. Let weight loss follow as a natural side effect of a healthy lifestyle.

Do Diets Really Just Make You Fatter? | Healthline