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PEERtrainer, A Diet, Coaching and Nutrition Community, Asks If Long Term, Weight Loss Is Possible
PEERtrainer.com has been following Stephen Covey's advice, being very mindful of the space between stimulus and response, following the publication of an article on the difficulty of weight loss from a widely followed blogger at the New York Times.
PEER’s quick summary of the situation is that the writer named Tara Parker-Pope managed to conclude that weight loss was futile for most people based on a) a study that showed people failing at long term weight loss on a low nutrient, low calorie diet; and b) her own personal experience where she has failed to lose the 60 pounds she has gained since her high school graduation.
According to Habib Wicks, co-founder of PEERtrainer.com, "One of the reasons that we have reacted so strongly to Tara Parker-Pope is that we have a situation where someone who has admittedly failed at figuring out how to lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way, has somehow managed to widely influence the way people think."
Wicks adds, "Not only are there diet approaches which get people out of the cycle of failure that Parker-Pope is trapped in, there are tens of thousands of people at PEERtrainer who have been through our free and paid programs who have experienced breaking this cycle. We (at PEERtrainer)
Wicks concludes, "To compound matters for Parker-Pope, she recently revealed in an interview with Jean Fain that her plan this year to lose weight is to 'be mindful' of what she eats and exercise between 90 minutes and two hours a day. It doesn't take an expert in logic to conclude that the likelihood of her actually exercising this much is very low. And that her attempts to 'be mindful' have clearly not worked!"
For more information and the full article, please visit http://blog.peertrainer.com/
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Jackie Wicks is the founder of the groundbreaking health and weight loss community PEERtrainer.com, which was recognized by US News And World Report as one of the best sites to stay on a diet and lose weight in June, 2011. She is regularly quoted in the press as a healthy lifestyle expert in publications such as ABC News, Wall Street Journal Radio and hundreds of other national media outlets. Ms. Wicks is also the author of the innovative PEERtrainer Cheat System: A Simple Guide To Healthy And Long Term Weight Loss. For more information or to sign up for PEERtrainer's Free Daily Weight Loss Support Program and Tip of the Day, please visit http://www.peertrainer.com.