More Than A Few Love Handles

A Story from a Friend:

"I really thought that it was just something I was doing wrong. I thought my every once in a while snacking was something that caused this to happen. It never occurred to me that it could be an illness. I had tried to lose weight and finally found a way to live a healthy lifestyle and keep the pounds off. I figured a few sugary foods here and there wouldn’t hurt. I was completely wrong…or so I thought. I started gaining more and more weight. I felt like a hot air balloon. I was losing weight at such a rapid amount and now I was gaining it all back, and then some. What could have happened? I thought exercising more would help things, but it didn’t. I had finally had it. I went to see my doctor who informed that I had something known as “chronic fatigue syndrome”. I was happy to know that it wasn’t my eating habits that caused my weight gain and now I’m finding more and more ways of dealing with this condition."

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