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Giving Diets the Finger
- POSTED ON: Mar 02, 2015

 

 

                

 

The Article Below makes
some Really Good Points.

 



Why I'm Not Fazed by Long Term Weight Management Stats
             by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, M.D.,
                       author of The Diet Fix, - which is featured here on DietHobby in BookTalk.


It's no secret that I believe modern day dieting is broken.

Traditionally it has relied on extremes of restriction, under-eating, over-exercising, and cultivating lives that often at best are describable as merely tolerable.

Not only are these regularly extreme approaches the ones that society has adopted, but they're also often the approaches that medicine has studied.

Is it no wonder then that long-term weight management has proven itself to be elusive?

Expecting people to live lives where food can't serve to provide comfort and pleasure, where guilt and shame are meant to shape decisions, where fighting hunger with distraction is encouraged, where reality is ignored - go figure the long term stats stink.

We need new goalposts. Where goals aren't number based, where the healthiest life you can enjoy is the aim, where food retains its ability to provide comfort and celebration, where our personal bests are considered great, and where like everything else in our lives, we're comfortable with the fact that our personal bests will vary - both between individuals, and even within individuals.

Ultimately if your diet gives your life the finger, don't be surprised if you eventually tell that diet to kiss off.

 

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Being Negative
- POSTED ON: Mar 01, 2015

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How Do YOU Measure Oatmeal or Peanut Butter?
- POSTED ON: Feb 28, 2015

 


   

      

 
See a Visual Reminder
in the Video Below.

 

 

 

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Cooking a REALLY Tiny Meal
- POSTED ON: Feb 27, 2015


Watch Video Below

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DIET AD BINGO
- POSTED ON: Feb 26, 2015

                             

Ever wonder how to cope with all of those annoying diet ads we are bombarded with every day?

Ragen Chastin, of danceswithfat, made them into a Bingo game. She says:


"I decided the next best thing to deleting them is making them into a game.  In that spirit, I offer the Diet Ad BINGO card below.

You’ll note that “Disclaimer” is the free space because, since they don’t work, they all have some sort of disclaimer/fine print (like “results not even close to typical” or “this diet may kill you.“)

As always, people are allowed to diet if they choose, and people are allowed to poke fun at the diet industry which makes over $60 Billion a year selling a product that is such a failure that they are legally required to say that it doesn’t work every time they advertise it."


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