Wait a minute, this one was actually shorter: moveandbefree.com/1/post/2011/07/guess-what.html
If you were over weight and you started eating right for you, then it makes sense that you would lose weight. PLUS you can maintain a healthy weight and still be eating badly...but I do undestand the sentiment
The thing is, we often expect weight loss to automatically start happening when we decide to 'focus on our health'. I think we need to trust that our body will take care of itself, as long as we can take care of ourselves, even if we don't lose the weight we wish we did.
If building robust health and vitality is what you care about, that means a process of development, and you can't afford to sacrifice that and just starve yourself in the hope of short term gains. It would be great if 'eating right' was simple, but it's that same old thing with starvation diets - when you sacrifice your health in the name of weight-loss, it generally leads to weight regain later on. When people start restricting calories massively across the board (which isn't eating right) that's specifically taking yourself into a state of deficiency for a purpose, and I don't buy it (any more) that shooting for deficiency is going to serve you very well.
It would be lovely if you could lose weight healthily while eating satisfying and nourishing foods, in satisfying amounts, and although that does happen sometimes (I've had that experience), it's not always as much weight as we were hoping for (I've had that experience too), so for many of us it isn't that simple... Drats!
And I've also had the experience of gaining weight while improving my health, so it can go both ways, depending on where you're at. And there's always a context. There is no neutral position to start from - there's always something that has brought you to wherever it is you're at.
My main sentiment is that it's worthwhile focusing on what's healthy, even if we fail to lose weight. I see so many people give up on 'health' because they aren't getting as thin as they want to be, and it breaks my heart, because anything you do for your health is still going to be good for you.
Why? Why does it "make sense" that "eating right" for an overweight person will result in weight loss? If by "eating right" you mean "eating far fewer calories than your overweight body requires" then perhaps in the short term you are correct, but call a spade a spade, it's not eating right, it's dieting, and dieting fucking sucks. That's not just my opinion, it's also science:
It is delusional to think that EVERY SINGLE FAT PERSON OUT THERE is just not "eating right," or just eating more calories than they "need," not to mention the fact that almost NO-ONE can accurately determine, scientifically, the exact caloric and nutritive requirements for ANY single body anywhere. Any number of charlatans would like you to think they can do this, but if they could, then weight-loss and health would be mere numbers in a machine and the so-called "obesity epidemic" would not exist and a lot of snake-oil sellers would be out of business.
No, it's not that we "just aren't trying hard enough." That's just what they'd like you to believe.