T Nation



hi john;
As we all know, everyone is different. Here is my situation. My girlfriend who has been overweight most of her life decided to change things a few years ago. She went on a starvation diet and intense exercise program that saw her lose 50 lbs in 4 months but with disasterous effects on her health.

Once she started a more reasonable approach the weight started coming back and she gained a large amount of it back. After attempting most of the conventional approaches (ie. eating 5 times a day, atkins diet...etc.) she has fallen back into a 1200 calorie diet (while still exercising daily)and has lost some weight but has largely reached a plateau. I fear that she will fall back into a more sever restriction of calories ("it worked last time"). Any help would be appreciated. thanks CJ