Food And Feedback

The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.

—Richard W. Hamming, 1962

The rubber bag explains the mechanics gaining and losing weight. But why can some people control their weight effortlessly while others seem locked in a lifelong struggle against obesity? To understand this and find a path to permanent weight control, we must again step back from the daunting complexity of the human body and seek enlightenment from a much simpler model. Consider how a thermostat controls the temperature.

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