Tag Archives: Overweight

Why our willpower fails us

We typically think of willpower as the inner strength that we use to resist temptation. We use it to choose the apple instead of the cookie. Or the salad instead of the french fries. Willpower is used as the foundation for many diet programs and without it we falter and fail. We tell ourselves that […]

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Eat less and exercise more? Is that right?

The “Calories In, Calories Out” model has been the dominant paradigm for several decades.  This model asserts that if you decrease “calories in” by eating less and increase “calories out” by exercising more you will lose weight.  Many, many people have not had this experience.  They will eat a small bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, […]

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