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AboutDr. Abby Aronowitz, Ph.D. President, DAA, Inc., is a psychologist, speaker and coach, who completed work at Columbia University. She holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. Previously a consultant to Weight Watchers International, Dr. Abby has been featured on WebMD.com and AOL Diet and Fitness. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and Mensa. And she is author of “Your Final Diet.”
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When my fabulous editor asked me to write about the benefits of blogging, and how it can help people to lose weight, there were mixed emotions. Although eager to please, I wrote her my concerns about blogging, and how it actually might be destructive.
I said, "I have found that blogging can fuel obsessions and dissemination of dubious advice. I am not an advocate of weight loss per se, but of living a healthy lifestyle. If people were restricting food unnaturally, or exercising excessively, they might gain weight when moving towards health. If they were abusing food or not moving their ass, they might lose weight when moving towards health.
"Weight loss may be a byproduct of health, but should not be the goal. When it is the goal, people typically go off their diet and gain it back. My work attempts to define what a healthy lifestyle is, and help people to accept their resultant body size. This is challenging, because it is probably fatter than they would like - and certainly heavier than our thin cultural ideal."
She suggested I go for it!
So, here goes...
Blogging is great when it concerns all things healthy, regardless of weight loss goals. Health is not defined by the number on the scale, but how you live your life. No more sharing tricks for quick weight loss. It's temporary, and devastating when weight is regained.
Let's celebrate movement! Physical activity strengthens muscles, burns calories and creates fitness, ... Continue
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