The truth about why your diet isn’t working

You stick to your diet, so why isn’t the weight coming off? Here are 6 reasons you can’t seem to shed the pounds
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You’re reaching for an unattainable goal

Like it or not, we can't all be runway-model thin—whether you're shaped like Naomi Campbell or Oprah Winfrey (both gorgeous women, by the way) is largely determined by your genetics. "If I take two people who have different genes and I put them in a controlled room and feed them the exact same amount of calories, one can gain weight and the other could maintain his weight. That is genetic," says Dr. Arya Sharma, chair for Cardiovascular Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta.

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