By Debbie Koenig
Publications offer tons of health and weight-loss tips this time of year, which means this month’s roundup is particularly rich:
I lost 100 pounds back in the Weight Watchers Dark Age, on a program called Fat & Fiber. I avoided dietary fat so obsessively, I was afraid to eat an olive by the end of it. Yes, it worked for me, but how wrong we were.
Maybe I was successful on Fat & Fiber because science now suggests there are at least 59 different types of obesity, so different techniques may work for different people.
A poignant reminder that when it comes to body image, words matter.
I’m glad bariatric surgery wasn’t an option when I lost my weight.
How many of these “healthy habits” do you have?
Five writers at The Washington Post are following different weight-loss plans and writing about their experiences. The food critic — which I’d say is the absolute hardest job to have when you’re trying to lose weight, since you can’t order your food the way you want it — is on Weight Watchers!
For most of November and December, I ate my feelings, too.
Yet another reason to love Weight Watchers: We get to eat dessert.
Seriously, Fisher-Price? Plastic exercise bikes for toddlers, with a place to put a tablet?
I would like somebody to explain to me why these ten foods in particular inspired so many people to Google their calorie counts.
Important to remember this time of year: The workout you’ll actually do is the best choice for you.
And finally, Nutella — one of my son’s top-five favorite foods — is trying to bamboozle us into believing it’s healthier than peanut or almond butter. Nice.
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