Ran across this news story in Yahoo news about why diets don't necessarily work. Has anyone has this experience? I've been on a diet to address both a GERD and blood cholesterol problem. I've found that a reduced calorie, low(ish)-fat diet has helped me lose weight, which isn't why I started the diet originally. What has helped has been dividing meals into smaller portions and having 4-5 small meals throughout the day instead of three large meals. Also, I've learned to eat slow, chew thoroughly, and stop eating as soon as I feel full. Oh, adding more fruit (bananas and raisins) and more veggies (broccoli, spinach, etc) has helped also.