We’ve all had that skinny friend that was easy to hate.  They ate whatever they wanted.  They were lazy.  They complained about gaining 2 pounds… but they looked great, no matter what they wore.

Well, like so much else, your weight is a consequence of diet, activity, and genetics.  And, like my dad always said, it's how healthy you are... not a number that matters.

The Fat Trap

Tara Parker-Pope, a New York Times Blogger, explores new research to help explain why most dieters who lose weight end up gaining it all back.

"If anything, the emerging science of weight loss teaches us that perhaps we should rethink our biases about people who are overweight. It is true that people who are overweight, including myself, get that way because they eat too many calories relative to what their bodies need. But a number of biological and genetic factors can play a role in determining exactly how much food is too much for any given individual."

Clearly, weight loss is an intense struggle, one in which we are not fighting simply hunger or cravings for sweets, but our own bodies.

To learn more, read the full article.

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