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Diets and Dieting
Author offers a different take on dieting
Author offers a different take on dieting

Society's obsession with being thin doesn't seem to have motivated most people to lose weight and keep it off. One expert suggests that people give up on dieting and learn to listen to their bodies. Linda Bacon, a speaker and author, plans a free lecture on the subject Nov. 8 at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Health System. She answers some questions here about weight myths and dieting. Why do so many people diet, and why do they fail? It's not surprising that so many people diet when you look at our cultural assumptions and the messages forwarded by some of our most influential and authoritative sources. Health professionals, government agencies,...