I've been trying to help my dad lose weight for ~1 month now. I've been telling him what he should eat, what he shouldn't. What exercises he should do, and what exercises he shouldn't bother with. He finally "gave up" and is going to weight watchers as we speak, I'm not sure what for. Yesterday morning I come up from the basement while my dad is eating breakfast. Right as I come up, he's pouring sugar into his bowl of Grape Nuts cereal from a 1/4 cup measuring cup . 1/4 cup of pure sugar! And I know he eats at McDonalds for lunch almost every day. I don't know what he's doing going there. It's not like spending money is going to instantly drop the weight. I can expect him to be telling me that what I'm doing is wrong and whatever weight watchers is telling him is most certainly right.