Is Fighting Fat Pointless?
Fighting fat just might be pointless - "IF". If good health is the goal, not vanity, determine if you are healthy and go from there. To do this, learn what your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are.
If those are normal, there is no reason to lose weight. In fact, the health benefits of peeling off pounds may be negligible for those with no current health problems.
A study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta found that shedding weight had no effect on disease risk and mortality in healthy people.
The key is the word "healthy" - if you have any illnesses attributed to excess weight (heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure), you do need to make every attempt to lose the weight.