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For those of you who are down on yourselves because you can’t lose weight, please realize the complexity of the issue. Forget will power and self-discipline, calories in and energy out. The truth is, many factors affect our eating and size.
Out of body experiences by Julie Deardorff (Sarasota Herald Tribune, Health and Fitness, 10/30/12) provides the lowdown on how our weight is affected by environment. I guarantee that on your own you’d never have imagined that some of these factors would impact your weight, so three cheers for scientific studies.
As you know, I’m all for focusing on eating, not weight, but it’s important for you to realize that there are factors outside your control that affect your size. So, please, go a little easier on yourselves. You can only do what you can do.
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