I'm sick of struggling to lose weight – and then gaining it right back and starting all over again. How do I lose weight permanently?
First of all, learn to find JOY in the process of becoming and staying healthy. While nothing in this life is truly perfect or permanent, there is a way to "manage" and maintain your weight. That’s what you want to aim for, a stable and healthy weight.
How? BALANCE! Aim to eat only as many calories (or take in as much nutritional energy) as you use up in living. Learn to eat just the right amount of food, from all six food groups in moderation every day. Learn and practice being physically active every day. You eat for nourishment, mainly, and get your pleasure from life in all of its vast variety.
This is all accomplished slowly, over time, with HELP! Help from others who have done it, who care about you and will cheer you on, and most importantly, divine help from God (or whatever you call your Higher Power).