Monthly Archives: August 2002

Why diets are stupid.

If you don’t already know, I’m going to be the one to break it to you…and you can trust me on this. Diets are stupid. The word ‘diet’ has become terribly perverted from its original, life-affirming definition. In the original sense, diet meant: “food and drink regularly provided or consumed; habitual nourishment.” ( In the […]

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98% figure and Weight Control Registry.

I found a fascinating PDF file* on the internet regarding certain myths about dieting/nutrition. One of the myths mentioned was the oft-quoted “98% of diets fail” statistic. This paper makes a valiant effort to show why the number is a myth but, in my opinion, falls short. Why? Because they claim the number comes from […]

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