I, too have battled my weight, but one of the things I gave up decades ago, was fries. So full of fat, & salt, & expensive. I now can eat a few when others have some to share, but it's just a few, & I don't let myself fall back in love w/them.What Joe said above is right on. You have to change your life. I'm far away from stores now, small fridge, no freezer, little cupboard space, so just getting enough to eat is a major problem here. The "normal" American diet is not a very healthy one, that is why 2/3 of folks have weight problems. Hope I don't get blasted for my ideas.