Archive | March 2014

Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work

I thought this was an interesting bit of science related to dieting. I think that’s one of the things I really liked about the Whole30. The focus on goals other than weight loss, and not counting calories… eating whole foods… just a better overall approach to dieting.

“Even after you’ve kept the weight off for as long as seven years, your brain keeps trying to make you gain it back. If that weight loss had been due to a long famine, that would be a sensible response. In our modern world of drive-thru burgers, it’s not working out so well for many of us. That difference between our ancestral past and our abundant present is the reason that Dr. Yoni Freedhoff of the University of Ottawa would like to take some of his patients back to a time when food was less available, and it’s also the reason that changing the food environment is really going to be the most effective solution to obesity.”