Ben Norris Posted over 1 year ago Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn't usually work As if willpower is a good solution. First off, the very idea of free will defies science. Second, every piece of evidence in the world says that idiotic willpower strategies like "just say no" have close to zero success rates. Don't be ignorant. Simply because outliers exist does not mean they are examples to be obeyed.