Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

It's Not Really the Holidays until You Read about Avoiding Weight Gain

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

It's Not Really the Holidays until You Read about Avoiding Weight Gain

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It's not really the holidays until you read an article about avoiding weight gain. In the December issue of Women's Health, Paige Fowler offers this new twist on the usual advice: Eat like an animal. Her theory is that "birds and beasts spend three-quarters of their waking lives acquiring and consuming food - but never get fat. Sooo, who better to go to for diet advice?

No actual animals appear to have been consulted in the reporting of this story. Instead, Fowler focuses on a few habits of five creatures and then suggests how humans might ape them (although it's monkeys, not apes, that are included in this list).

In most cases, the goal is to glean a lesson from the animals rather than behave exactly like them. Penguins, for instance, are lauded because they "take a break from food. …

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