Giving up the diet resolution
ANN ARBOR, MI - America seems to be a country on a diet. At any one time, more than 25 percent of men and 45 percent of women are dieting, yet the United States has the highest incidence of obesity in the world.
University of Michigan Health System cardiovascular nutritionist Marilyn Migliore counsels that it's not just what Americans eat that is the problem; it's also why we eat. She offers some suggestions to make your New Year's resolutions stick and help ensure 2005 is the year we abandon the "diet mindset" to controlling our eating decisions.
A country on a diet
"Americans are obsessed with dieting and food." says Migliore, M.S., R.D., C.S.W., a cardiovascular nutritionist/social worker. It's not surprising that The South Beach Diet has consistently ranked as one of the top five advice books on The New York Times best seller list. The irony is that 64 percent of adults in the United States remain either overweight or obese