Not that I’ve ever said it, but lifestyle changes are the only way to safely and successfully take off and keep off weight…
The Central Role of Lifestyle Change in Long-term weight management
Clinical Cornerstone 2(3):43-51, 1999
Lifestyle change–most notably, modification of eating behavior, physical activity, and psychologic factors like attitudes, goals, and emotions–is the central determinant of whether people will lose weight and maintain the loss. Even when medical intervention appears to be the primary treatment, as with pharmacotherapy, behavior plays the determining role in successful weight loss.