Diets and dieting still dominate our media, yet the results show that the best predictor of weight gain is having been on a diet (UCLA 2007).

Losing weight short term isn’t the challenge. The challenge is to keep the weight off long term – and to do that there is no other way than learning to listen to your body.

Kravitz repeatedly pointed to a study that was reported in the New York Times last month. It argued — not unreasonably — that the quality of the food you eat often matters more when it comes to losing weight than the quantity… This is good advice, but it isn’t the miracle cure that the headline (“The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds”) could lead you to believe it to be. The same can be said for a number of other studies that suggest crash diets or probiotic treatments, new exercise regimens or various foods that you should completely cut. media is lying to you about how to lose weight | Read more at