By inherit I mean psychologically J My mother has always been a fad dieter and her weight has been like a yoyo for as long as I can remember. Thinking about it, I know thats part of the reason my own weight goes up and down. My brother and I were also fed a lot of take out and junk food as kids while I watched my mother live on black coffee or soup. I still struggle with eating healthy for a long time I had a silly block in my brain that in order to lose weight you have to starve yourself because thats what my mother told me! Anyone else learn good or bad health habits from their parents?