Is menopause making me fat? environment hunger menopause whole foods

Science says no. 

The common understanding about weight gain in midlife has no science to support it.

Instead, what it shows is that men and women have no substantial differences in metabolic rates, menopause in and of itself does NOT create a dip in metabolism, and age-related decline...

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What's the most effective weight loss program? chronic weight gain diet culture the program weight mastery

An effective weight loss program has three main components.

  1. Self-exploration - you need to understand what you need and what feels right to you–that's how it becomes sustainable for you.
  2. Weight mastery - focus on permanence from day one. Any diet will help you lose weight; lasting weight...
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Can I lose weight without going on a diet? diet culture obesogenic weight mastery
You not only can but should.

90% of people who lose weight on a diet watch it creep back on within a year. Slowly at first and then all of a sudden. Sometimes, more than before.

If one of them is you, here's some information to relieve you of the guilt and shame.

No diet was going to keep...

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Is it worth it to lose weight? chronic weight gain diet culture natural eating
Losing Weight Is Still Worthwhile. Just don’t diet to get there.

Anti-diet messages have gotten so mixed up with weight loss that many people wonder, is it ok to want to lose weight?

Yes, but it matters how you go about it. After twenty years of struggling with dieting and its bad ideas...

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Does food processing make me eat more? chronic weight gain food processing hunger obesogenic sugar

The problem is in plain sight.

“I want to eat naturally and be able to stop when I’m not hungry anymore.”

Seems reasonable. The daily struggle to keep yourself from eating too much is a depressing affair. So is letting loose pretending you don’t care but silently hating...

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What's a healthy goal weight for me? chronic weight gain diet culture weight loss tool

The most sustainable weight loss comes from a process of discovery, not a focus on a particular number. Starting with a goal weight is a slippery slope into an unsustainable diet.

Goal weights are an invention of diet companies. They are an unnecessary ‘motivator’ and do more...

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Why is it so impossible for me to lose weight? chronic weight gain environment food processing time management

It's not but you're approaching it with bad ideas.

Myopically focusing on calories, carbs, and steps makes it impossible to get somewhere better.

Weight loss isn’t simple so why do we keep treating it that way?
The short answer is that we’ve allowed diet companies to define...

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Why is weight loss so hard? chronic weight gain environment food processing obesogenic

Your understanding of weight gain is incorrect and it’s trapping you in an endless struggle.

The way we understand weight is informed by diet culture.
I spend a considerable amount of time trying to communicate how wrong our societal ideas about weight gain are. The problem is that I’m...

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