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Eat, Drink & Be Merry…

November 29, 2010

For tomorrow? We Diet*. At least, that seems to be the motto of many, this time of year. Over the next month there will be open houses and company dinners, family feasts and friendly parties, bountiful tables, gift baskets and bar carts. So it’s no surprise that one of the most common resolutions, come January 1st, is to Diet in one form or another. The problem is, or can be, that Diets are notoriously unreliable. Many just plain don’t work. And why is that? I think it boils down to 3 main concepts: Diets are negative. Diets are restrictive. Diets are temporary. Negative because many focus on the can’t-haves and the must-nots. Restrictive when large categories of food are eliminated from the diet–no carbs, no fats, no this, no that. And temporary because they are used to reach a specific goal and then abandoned (if not abandoned earlier when the dieter becomes discouraged). Only the weight loss, if achieved at all, cannot be maintained when old habits are returned to and, thus, the cycle begins again. There’s little to no lifestyle changes that stick outside of the Diet period. Not to mention the fact that a month spent feasting at […]

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