Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn’t usually work

Posted by Bob Choat; February 19, 2014

From the TED Talks YouTube Channel

Published on Jan 8, 2014

In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they’re 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, as she explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn’t work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life, intuitively.