If diets don’t work what does?

Dieting

I swore off dieting years before I took a job at a women’s health magazine. Somehow I had equated a health magazine with healthy living, not dieting. Issue after issue we promoted the next new diet:  Flatten Your Belly in 7 Days; Shrink Your Fat Zones; Lose 15 Pounds and 10 Inches This Month; Drop One Size in…

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How many times does it take to change?

If you’re anything like me you’ve been sure that this time is the time you will ‘do it’—whatever ‘it’ is—but it isn’t. I could see the pattern: go on a diet, gain the weight back; start an exercise routine, let it go; decide to go for a better job, stay where I was; break up with my…

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Solving the right problem

From the time I was a teenager I thought I had a “weight problem”. I tried every diet, I tried exercising, of course I joined a gym which was a waste of money because I was too embarrassed to be seen in exercise clothes. It was an endless roller coaster ride of losing weight, being happy for…

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Happiness is a state of mind

Have you ever noticed yourself thinking: I will be happy when . . . I lose weight / Find the right man / Make more money / (fill in your blank). We have this idea that when we “get” what we want everything will be different, what we don’t realize is we are waiting to live our lives! And…

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