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TOPIC:   Okay, Give it Up (Dieting, that Is) .... 

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DETERMINEDANGI's Photo Posts: 3,636
6/29/13 11:24 P

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What a great post! Thank you!


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1/31/12 10:13 A

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I know I will, for here is a HAES rock star, Darryl Roberts ...

" I addressed in my latest film, America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments, is that the diet industry suggests that weight loss, not a healthier lifestyle, is the key to living a happy and fulfilling life. And there are specific numbers -- BMI, weight, inches -- where life begins.

"I interviewed Marsha Hudnall, M.S., R.D., owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run, the women-only health retreat that has helped women find their healthy weights without dieting since 1973, about the obsession with New Year's resolutions and losing weight, and why people find themselves in the same place about three weeks into January -- off their diets and worse off than before they started.

"Why shouldn't people who want to lose weight go on a diet?

"Hudnall: Every year, we hear from thousands of women who resolved to lose weight in January, but only end up weighing more by February or March. They feel frustrated, hopeless and lost. What they've heard and read that they should be doing -- restricting their eating and starting an intense workout regimen -- only led to increased binge eating and yo-yo dieting.

"Why didn't their diets work?

"Hudnall: There are a myriad of reasons why diets don't work, both physiological and psychological. One of the outcomes of telling ourselves we cannot have food is that we want it more, we think about it more and we tend to overeat it when we finally stop denying ourselves. And while the diet usually begins with an intention is to lose weight, by following the diet, many people end up fatter than when they started. Also, diets impose all-or-nothing thinking. So once you've blown it, there is a perception that failure has already occurred, so why bother?"

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