To answer your question, Ron, the reason for the diet is the second spurned by the first.
In terms of lifestyle change, the types and quantities of fuel have remained consistent as well as both the conscious and unconscious, I mean subconscious, minds have been and continue to be in agreement. The body, under its own volition, absent from outside forces, must be making internal adjustments, crowbarring itself into “stuck” mode.
Desperation is settling in and drastic choices for remedy are under consideration.
from Uechi-ryu Etcetera