People can improve their health–and often do improve their health–by focusing on health habits, as opposed to trying to micromanage or lose weight - Caroline Dooner


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The Next ‘It’ Diet? Not Trying to Lose Weight

Caroline Dooner spent her teens and early 20s trying to lose weight. A physician diagnosed her with an endocrine disorder and suggested she try to shed some pounds. She went on the low-carbohydrate, high-fat Atkins diet.

She found she couldn’t stop thinking about the foods she wasn’t supposed to eat. She began a cycle of binging on her favorite foods, and then losing weight again. She tried other diets. None worked. “I was constantly thinking about my weight and what I put into my body,” she says.

Ms. Dooner, 34, doesn’t diet anymore. In 2019, she published a book, “The F*ck-It Diet,” about her struggle with dieting and the cultural obsession with being thin. She’s happier…

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