Weight Watchers works? Not so much. 1/08

Up to 2/3's of Dieters End Up Heavier - UCLA researchers analyzed 31 long-term studies, concluding diets don't work. (They found, in a 4-yr study of 19,000 healthy men, that the single biggest predictor of weight gain was a history of dieting!). They note people would be better off not dieting because it damages health. 4/07

Dieting Makes Little Girls Fat - Five year old girls who diet end up fatter as they get older. 6/04

Dieting Keeps Children Overweight - "Dieting to control weight is not only ineffective, it may actually promote weight gain." Based on a 2-year study ofmore than 16,000 U.S. boys and girls. Pediatrics, 10/03.

As you go through your day, try to look at food differently. Look at how it works for your body: nourishing, fueling, and allowing pleasure. Notice how food feels friendly when you eat intuitively. And notice, when you are not eating intuitively, if food is there for you as a friend. Can you feel the difference?
— Food: Friend and Fuel? - Stay Attuned