Right about now, many people see their New Year’s fresh starts lagging. What seemed so clear and empowering in January—tracking
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.
Even with all the media focus on diet and weight, it’s not often that two significant stories appear in the same week. This week both the New York Times and the Today Show highlighted different findings that fine-tune our understanding. And both of them, in the end, point to key Eat Sanely messages.
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.