The best diet is one that you'll stick with....but how you do that can pose a challenge.
The things you say to a dieter can help or hurt. And, if you're the dieter, your responses can affect your ultimate success. It serves us all to find ways to communicate and support each other’s efforts in good self-care.
Weight loss surgery is often seen as an “easy way out”, or a short-term “band-aid” that only masks deeper problems. On the other side, beliefs persist that surgery can solve problems all by itself. In short, the idea of surgery as a drastic solution seesaws with the idea that it’s a lazy solution. The reality is way more complex than this.
Fall, and Back-to-School time, lend themselves to resolutions. This is a time of transition, often with a recommitment to routine. It’s a season, too, that lacks the pressure that charges New Year’s Day. Resolutions to change specific, sometimes small, habits are those most likely to succeed, in any season. This fall, I’m thinking specifically of “Eat More Sanely” targets. Such targets surely bolster those aimed at diet. Attitude, self-care, and behavioral goals emerge here—and any one will render the desired weight and fitness goals more likely to happen, and more likely to stick.
Read this recent post on my "Thin From Within" blog at Psychology Today! http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/thin-within/201403/addictive-foods
Thousands of new diet books flood the New Years markets. A book can help you to lose weight and stay fit—but never in the ways you might expect. This article explores how.