A gentle warning: you may find some of the thoughts here inflammatory, so please exercise free will and caution when reading. None of these thoughts are meant to be advisory or prescriptive, rather simply of interest to me and perhaps of interest to you.
Having trained as a medical doctor and studied nutritional medicine and the management of eating disorders at a postgraduate level, I know a thing or two about weight loss.
Here’s the down-low:
With the exception of rare genetic conditions such as Prader-Willi syndrome, weight loss is a decisional matter.
That is to say, you will lose weight when you decide to lose weight.
Arriving at this decision can take years of psychological heavy lifting, as you work hard to resolve the internal conflicts standing between you and a place of peace and coherence.
Metabolism, hormonal variance, genetic variance, correct diet selection and correctness of exercise are all important in their own right. Yet they are also all, for the isolated question of weight loss, entirely irrelevant.
Still not sure? Consider this:
If you are sent to a labour camp, the decision regarding your weight will be made on your behalf. Usually that decision will be for your weight to fall to a level that keeps you alive and able to work.
If you are not in a labour camp, you are free to select your weight, and to change your selection anytime you like. Be advised, however, that changing your selection may involve a grieving process as you say goodbye to, and let go of, your current weight selection.