KUDOS for the truth you're willing to share!
Most people, especially ladies, don;t want to know the truth, even (and especially) if it hurts them, or their bodies. That's why slimming centres continue to make millions of dollars every year, and too many 'beauty centres' still offer under the counter 'beautification' treatments which lawfully require a mediaclly qualified practitioner to perform.
A lot of people have a psychological weakness - they will sweep under the carpet any thing which is unpleasant to them - be it issues of life's reality or hard work.
I am now a grossly over-weight 'thing', but never would I subject myself to the seductive lies and 'easy-way-out' commercialism just to experience temporary (and unbalanced, unhealthy) vanity. I would do it the proper, and healthy way through dietary modification (NOT starvation as that can lead to an entire host of long-term, irreversible medical conditions and permanent organ damage) as well as level-headed exercise. I have already started.
I doubt if many Singaporeans would give up their white rice, chix rice or mee fan for boiled potatoes.
As the old saying goes - anything worthwhile is worth working for ... and if it's too good to be true, it probably isn't (true).