Dorothy Otto had just called her husband on the car telephone to say that she was on her way home. Otto, a 43-year-old sales representative from San Rafael, Calif., was heading north last Tuesday on the lower deck of Oakland’s two-tiered Nimitz Freeway when, shortly after 5 p.m., she suddenly saw the road start to shake.
Even the seasoned professionals were reluctant to participate in the volatile wheeling and dealing. Peter Anderson, rated by The Wall Street Journal as the top stock-investment manager in the United States for each of the past two years, told Maclean’s that he “simply sat back and did nothing” as stock markets around the world crashed on Oct.
In five years of working in the field of weight loss through attitude, habit and self-image change while eliminating dieting, I can verify the fact that dieting indeed creates an obsession with food and a heavier body over the long term (“The dangers of dieting,” Cover, Oct. 9).
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