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Yo-yo dieting and restrictive eating are typically to blame.
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Every few weeks a new fad diet or health craze fills our news feeds with promises of making us slimmer, healthier and better than ever before. Good health is priceless, but in our ongoing quest for it, are we potentially doing our bodies more harm than good?
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Quite by chance, I have come across a well of unexpected angst in a corner of the web I thought was reserved for foodies or hungry people. This angst, often manifested as anger, is literally bubbling away in online recipes. Yes, simple solutions for dinner are the new heartland of irate commenters.
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Unfortunately, in Chinese culture it's okay for family members or elders to be openly judgemental of someone's weight. I've had dinners with my parents' friends, where the friends poked fun at my weight and size.
No, we're not joking. Recent research has revealed the very exciting po ibility that taking a break from your diet -- or having a "diet holiday" -- may not actually impede your weight lo efforts, but...