This article was on the front page of our local paper this morning!
Here come the holidays, and we all know what that means.
Chunks of cheesecake. Mounds of mashed potatoes. Turkey and dressing and cocktails, oh my.
Followed, of course, by a diet.
What will it be this time? Atkins? South Beach? How about the Chocolate Chip Cookie Diet or the Coconut Diet?
A better option? None of the above, according to people in the know. Rather, start listening to the signals that your body is constantly sending about when to eat and how much, and you'll be healthier. Throw in a little exercise, and you'll likely be lighter as well.
Most diets, by their very nature, are prescriptions for failure, says Linda Bacon, a nutritionist who has studied the phenomenon."Research certainly is showing us that dieting is useless," she says.