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The three numbers that have ruled your life for far too long

Here you are again. Standing naked on top of a white metal scale, hoping for a different response. The three numbers you saw a minute ago were far too high. Maybe if you're naked it will be different. It isn't. Frustration rolls in. Anger at yourself for eating that piece of candy you knew you... Continue Reading →

C-Sections and Future Obesity Risk

A new study published last week found some interesting results - children born via c-section are 26% more likely to be overweight and 22% more likely to be obese.  Numerous media outlets reported on the story (here, here, and here). This is not a cause and effect relationship, so if you had a c-section PLEASE don't worry... Continue Reading →

What NOT to say

A new study has found that talking to overweight kids about dieting and their weight made matters worse. That's right - WORSE. These kids were more likely to binge eat and use unhealthy dietary practices to try to lose weight. Time and time again we have found that kids who use unhealthy dietary practices not... Continue Reading →

Food Restriction is Not the Solution

A recent study showed that parents of overweight/obese kids were more likely to restrict food while parents of normal weight kids were more likely to be in the "clean plate club." While I personally don't agree with either, this is a very useful insight - while the parents of heavy children have good intentions, there... Continue Reading →

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