I read "The Oldest Diet Plan" [July 16] with interest.
It's a fine article; however, it leaves out the key word, want. Without that one word in mind, willpower is only a band-aid. If you truly want to lose weight, quit smoking, or stop drinking, etc., you will. You can do anything as long as you "want" to. Want is the hammer that drives the nail.
Grants Pass, Ore.