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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promote the idea that all food can be acceptable in some way." Indeed, multiple trends such as clean eating, the Paleo diet, intermittent fasting, early calorie loading, the Whole30 plan, not to mention powders and shakes, are enough to make the strongest among us head straight to the chip bag or a chocolate bar. "The truth is that diets don't work," says Dr. Sheila Partridge, a bariatric surgeon at Newton- Wellesley Hospital. "Statistics show that only one out of 100 people will be able to keep the weight off after a diet." Studies bear out the sad fact that the success of traditional diets is extremely limited. "People think, eat less and exercise more, and you'll keep the pounds off," says Soolman, "and for many, it's just not true." The conventional wisdom scolds us with the maxim that weight loss is mind over (very stubborn) matter but that old-school thinking isn't supported by current data. "It is so difficult because there is so much shame associated with extra pounds," says Dr. Shaughnessy. "It's heartbreaking." J O H N F E D E L E / B L E N D I M A G E S L L C 130 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 fitness & health "success of traditional diets is extremely limited"

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