WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2017/2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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wellness vitality condition strengthen nutrition diet stamina fitness & health Losing It New Research Offers New Hope for Weight Loss A L L I S O N I J A M S S A R G E N T writer when the gray, chilly days of winter envelop us hardy New England souls, we know exactly how to cope: brew some hot chocolate and bring on the cookies. But, in the season of eggnog and stuffing, many of us struggle with extra pounds. We feel indebted to bulky sweaters and camouflaging down coats. Come January, we look to the New Year for a reset and promise ourselves: "This is the year! This time I am going to lose that weight." In the end, though, the question is: How? A meander down the aisle at local grocery stores might utterly baffle dieters looking for guidance in the vast and teeming weight loss ecosphere. Diets come and go with alarming velocity. "With all the revolving information out there, people are really confused," says psychologist Dr. Marilou Shaughnessy. "Eat this, don't eat that. It's bet- ter to reframe the question: How am I going to take care of myself?" The 60-billion-dollar diet industry has made a big business out of sorting foods into easy-to- understand categories. "Messaging matters," says Jonah Soolman, a Wellesley-based nutritionist. "People get the idea that food is clean or unclean, healthy or unhealthy. In our practice, we W E S T E N D 6 1 / R O M A N M Ä R Z I N G E R 128 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8

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