The Case Against Super-Low-Calorie Diets

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By Madeleine Ortiz  If we are trying to lose weight, our first instinct may be to cut calories. The authors of the new Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines for Obesity, published in August 2020, spent years reviewing research about the best ways to lose weight and keep it off for good. They have concluded that…

5 Ways Our Thinking Can Make Weight Loss More Challenging

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By Madeleine Ortiz “Lazy,” “lacking willpower” and “unmotivated” are descriptors sometimes used to describe people  with obesity or excess weight. The people frequently doing the not-so-nice name calling, however, are not doctors or even anonymous trolls on the internet. The bullies are often the people living with obesity and excess weight themselves.  According to the…