Time to rethink losing weight?
Many of us focus heavily on weight loss as a goal – but there is debate over whether or not this is the best way to be thinking. An increasing number of experts are now encouraging a focus on health, rather than weight. This article from the ABC describes more on what we know helps, as well as what is NOT so helpful when we have a physical health goal in mind http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2018-01-21/set-aside-losing-weight-focus-on-healthy-behaviours/9345648
An endocrinologist at the University of Adelaide, Professor Wittert leads a long-term research program into appetite, diet and other lifestyle factors in men.
“People should not focus on weight, people should focus on health. Then you don’t engage in these diets where you restrict your nutrients, and where people get depressed because they regain weight, which is almost an inevitability.”