We have tried every diet and exhausted ourselves fighting food cravings. We 'white knuckle' our way through a few weeks and then break down and do any number of the following: binge, starve, cry, purge, pray, beat ourselves up. We have been to 12 step programs, to doctors. We hired personal trainers, spent thousands of dollars on supplements, and joined weight loss programs. We even tried surgery. When we got diagnosed with a serious illness or obesity and still ate processed foods, we threw our arms up and declared ourselves deranged. Uggg!