Expert: Diets should be based on science, not resolutions

6 January 2012

Patients considering weight loss surgery and looking to start the new year on a healthy note should not base their diet on the season, but on science and biology, according to one expert.

Dr Cory Holly, a nutritionist and founder of the Cory Holly Institute, said that planning a diet as a new year's resolution is not the best way to begin a better lifestyle due to the pressure and marketing hype associated with decisions made at this time of the year.

"The time of the year has nothing to do with who we are or our biological needs and biochemistry. Emotionalism instead of reason drives most people to do what they do," he added.

The expert explained that every year many people fail to keep up with diet plans made on a new year whim because their heart is not in it.

According to Psychology Today, one of the most common resolutions made is to lose weight and do more exercise. This is followed by the promise to quit smoking and managing debts.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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