Stopping the Yo-Yo Dieting Cycle

You know this happens all the time – gaining and losing the same 5 or 10 pounds over and over again.

Let’s say you need to lose 20 pounds or more, but instead of losing all your weight, you keep losing 7 pounds and then gaining back the same 7 pounds over and over again. Or you may even lose 15 pounds and then keep staying in the same 5 pound range for months, seemingly unable to lose any more weight.

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When I wrote the post a while ago about obese parents being more likely to have obese children, one of my readers wrote this: “Though these things [pizza and burgers] being treats might sound like a good thing it kind of backfired, and when I got older and realized I could get these things when   Continue Reading…

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Should You Set a Specific Goal Weight?

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