Magazine article Work & Family Life

Eating Well, Being Active and Feeling Good about Yourself

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Eating Well, Being Active and Feeling Good about Yourself

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We live in a culture that's obsessed with thinness: Americans spend more than $40 billion a year on weight-loss products. But the emphasis on dieting isn't working. As a people, we're getting heavier and heavier, children as well as adults. (See Parenting on page 4....)

Nutritionist

Frances M. Berg has reported on this paradox in many previous books on weight and eating. An outspoken foe of dieting and the "diet industry," she's known for her "health at any size" approach that promotes: normal eating balanced by active living; normal growth for children, stable weight for adults; self-acceptance, selfrespect and empowerment; and an appreciation of size diversity in others.

The challenge of this (or any other) sound approach to healthy eating is how to achieve it in our TV-watching, food-on-the-run society. …

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