Turning point: My doctor kept increasing my anti-depressant dosage. One day I couldn't fill the prescription. I realized it wasn't solving anything—it just made me ambivalent about continually gaining weight. I knew I needed to figure out why I was depressed, the root of what was causing my overeating. It was time to get to know myself.
Weight-loss tip: Go deep. Understand yourself and your motivations, your fears, your values, and purpose in life. We try to make weight loss simple in our society, but it's one of the most complicated subjects on earth because we are complicated beings. Anyone can lose weight. If you want to keep it off, you need to truly understand yourself and heal yourself of the need to act out life's frustrations on your body.