My interest has been in understanding why people fail to maintain their weight loss.
If you are one of the reduced obese take heart. The guidelines are asking you to stay on a starvation diet for the rest of your life. Here are two examples.
I went to the Kansas State Museum and found an interesting exhibit on a POW from Topeka. Here is the diet he was fed during his internment in WW2:
National Weight Control Registry tips to maintain weight loss link
Medical Clinics of North America Sept. 2011