NY times article: The FAT Trap

This fascinating article helps to explain why weight loss is so hard to keep off. We may have thought that all we need to do to loose weight was to eat less and exercise more, but in this article (linked to research), that theory is challenged. Dieting and exercise alone fails to take into account that the human body continues to fight against weight loss long after dieting has stopped. This translates into the sombering reality – once we become fat, most of us stay fat. To keep weight off – forever, post weight loss, one must eat fewer calories and exercise far more than a person who maintains the same weight naturally. So what are the keys to success once you’ve lost the weight? Here are a few tips: eat breakfast regularly, watch less TV, eat the same foods in the same patterns each day and don’t cheat on weekends and holidays, keep a food journal, weigh yourself and everything you eat – regularly. To read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/magazine/tara-parker-pope-fat-trap.html?_r=3&ref=general&src=me&pagewanted=print

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About alirunner

Officially: Wellness Manager at UHN; background - Physiotherapy (what a portable profession that turned out to be!). Outside of work I'm a student (part-time U of T), mom of 2 teenagers (super, super scary) and wanna-be marathon runner with a first marathon goal date of October 16, 2011. Likes: FOOD, food and food (the real reason that I run), getting outdoors, seeing new places, G n T's and newly discovered carb-loaded gel packs that enable one to keep on running...What else? Arrived from UK 20 years ago to work in Canada for a year and still not visited Italy.

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