Sunday, January 29, 2012

Some interesting posts

I ran across some interesting articles and emails this week:

  • PEERtrainer did a survey of dieters from 2011, comparing strategies of those who lost weight and those who didn't.   The ones who lost weight changed their eating habits, and eliminated a lot of junk food: "They did not cite "moderation" as the key to their success in 2011."  The ones who didn't lose weight were asked what their plans were for 2012.  The vast majority of people said, "eat less and exercise more."   A take-away message from the article:  "So if you are one of those people who are thinking just in terms of exercising more and eating less, we'd really encourage you to look at the habits of the 2011 losers. That means get in the mindset of changing what you eat, and focusing less on exercise as the main path to weight loss."  PEERtrainer supports a diet very much like Dr. Fuhrman's.  Even if you don't adopt it fully, it can help you lose weight.
  • Another post from PEERtrainer referred to an article Dr. Oz wrote in the January issue of Oprah magazine.  He said that people who track what they eat lose twice as much weight as those who don't.  That's significant.   This is a controversial topic, and isn't recommended for or by everyone, but it appears to work for some people!
  • If you have food addictions or eating disorders or disordered eating, or perhaps just sense that you have an unhealthy relation to food and want to improve it,  this free set of 9 interviews might be of interest to you from Tara Warner, called "Getting over ED".  I heard about this from the Fuhrman forums---Dr. Fuhrman is one of the interviews.  I admire her for doing such a great job with these interviews and making them free.  Sure she is probably hoping to get some new business from this, and I hope she does.   

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