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Interest in dieting slims down

More accepting the extra pounds

''You can have whatever you like as long as you have small portions,'' said Liliana Staiculescu, 48, an accountant from Plainville, speaking about her philosophy on eating healthily, but not dieting. ''You can have whatever you like as long as you have small portions,'' said Liliana Staiculescu, 48, an accountant from Plainville, speaking about her philosophy on eating healthily, but not dieting. (Christine Hochkeppel for The Boston Globe)
By Beth Teitell
Globe Correspondent / September 21, 2008

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When it comes to dieting, Americans put on a good show, buying millions of diet books, watching TV programs about weight loss, obsessing over celebrities and their baby weight. But in the end, that may be all it is: a show. The number of people on a diet - 26 percent of all women in the United States and 16 ... (Full article: 1258 words)

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