Losing weight and keeping it off can sometimes feel impossible, especially around the Holidays. There always seems to be an abundance of tempting foods and holiday treats at every turn we take. Dr. Meir Stampfer, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, states that in addition to greater access to food, most people are much more sedentary than were past generations. He further states, that even active people who exercise frequently, are not burning as many calories as our ancestors did.
Food tends to be viewed as more than just fuel for our bodies. Food is associated with social activities, rewards, celebrations, and is a source of gratification. Many diets work short term but often fail in the long run. Many diet plans include radical changes from what we normally eat. Continuing that pattern of eating is not sustainable long-term and sets us up for … Read more