Traci Mann runs a lab at the University of Minnesota and is a leading researcher on the psychology of eating and dieting. Her new book is Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again.
An observation Mann has made from years of observing others is this:
“Genes,” she writes, “play an indisputable role in regulating an individual’s weight: Most of us have a genetically set weight range. When we try to live above or below that range, our body struggles mightily to adapt.”
A fascinating interview.