In the recent New York Times column “Jane Brody’s Personal Secrets to Lasting Weight Loss,” Jane Brody tells the tale of how she managed to lose weight and keep it off by deciding to stop dieting and to make healthy choices. She talks of a shift in her perspective:
I finally regained control when I stopped dieting. I decided that if I was going to be fat, at least I could be healthy. I made a plan to eat three nutritious, satisfying meals every day with one small snack, which helped me overcome the temptation to binge in response to deprivation.