How I Let Go of Dieting and Lost Weight

January 7, 2015 5:29 PM

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I started my first diet as a teenager in the 70s. This was before word got out that diets don't work. It was also before we got the warning on sunbathing, so every sunny weekend, my friends and I took our starving little bodies to the beach, slathered on baby oil and waited till it was time to eat our next low-fat, low-carb, low-flavor meal.

Little did I know at the time that I would live like this for decades -- well, not the baby oil part. I got the scoop on sunscreen somewhere along the line. But I kept up the food restricting, which was always followed by food rebellion: eating massive quantities of all the things my latest diet ins...

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