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New Year’s Resolutions That Don’t Stand a Chance

Among the most popular New Year’s resolutions are losing weight and getting in shape, followed by kicking bad habits like smoking and drinking. Other favorites include making more time for family, charity, education, travel, and other goals of personal improvement. The unfortunate thing about these good intentions is that they usually don’t last and cause only more pressure and stress.

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Where Did All the Food Go?

The holiday season is behind us, and while the cheering was a lot of fun, it is now time to go back to a healthier eating regimen, especially if the scale indicates that you’ve been overdoing it a little. Unfortunately, the pound or two you may have acquired over the past few weeks tend to stick around and will not easily be gotten rid of even with dieting and exercise.

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Do Something Health-Promoting Every Day

“Resolution season” is upon us, that notoriously short period at the beginning of the year when people take notice of the fallout from their holiday celebrations. For some, it’s almost an annually reoccurring event, like the holidays themselves. Then after a few weeks (at best), things go back to normal as interest in better eating and lifestyle choices wanes or becomes an intermittent afterthought.

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Why We Should Place Greater Value on Our Health

When I ask my patients why they come to see me, inevitably it’s because they want to be healthy, get healthy, stay healthy, get healthier, or some variation of this kind. Rarely over the years have I thought to ask them: Why? Rarely, if ever, have they thought to ask themselves this question. I accepted that what they seemed to be saying was that their health was the ultimate objective.

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Food Sensitivities Can Cause Weight Gain

Think food allergy and you might conjure the worst-case scenario, like a child going into anaphylactic shock after exposure to peanuts. No doubt, a severe food allergy is scary. But it’s also relatively rare. A much more common scenario is an adult with a low-grade food allergy to, say, gluten who never pinpoints the cause of his or her misery.

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Getting Back in Shape After the Holidays – Don’t Rush It!

Now that the holidays are behind us, the damage inflicted on waistlines and other body parts bearing the marks of every dietary misdeed, no matter how harmless and forgivable it seemed at the time, will be lamented by millions. But I say, no need for self-flagellation. What’s done is done. Let bygones be bygones, we’ll do better from hereon in.

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