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Weight Loss

Why lose weight is so hard?

Weight LossAug 15 05

Losing weight is hard because there are so many factors involved. The U.S. surgeon general says “for each individual body, weight is a combination of genetic, metabolic, behavioral, environmental, cultural and socioeconomic influences”. This means that when we are trying to lose weight we need to observe all of these components, including the genetic ones, although we cannot use that as an excuse, as the genetic factors only compose less than 15% of all influences.

Having said that, there are plenty of people who have successfully achieved that goal. Thus, losing weight is only difficult if we are not totally committed to achieving our weight goal.

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The Obesity Epidemic and Its Effects on Eating Distress

Stress • • Weight LossAug 12 05

What is Eating Distress?
Eating Distress is a condition that effects people of all ages, gender and culture. The sufferer uses food obsession either through thoughts and/or behaviour to self harm which reinforces their negative mindset. Eating Distress is the negativity which fuels Eating Disorders.

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They lose a lot, and gain even more

Weight LossAug 12 05

Cathy Lombardo says she will never diet again.

Over the years, the 41-year-old Chadds Ford, Pa., resident tried just about every new diet that came her way—Weight Watchers, NutriSystem, Slim Fast, Optifast. With each attempt, Lombardo would lose about 20 pounds, but, inevitably, she would tire of the plan and the weight would come back, and then some.

The successive failures were discouraging, but there would always be another diet just around the corner, she reasoned. Maybe the next one would do the trick.

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