Every once in a while in yoga class I will find myself saying “And there we are back to Aristotle.” When I say that it doesn't mean that I want to reference Aristotle's entire philosophical work, or even his entire ethics, but that I think yoga plays out his contention that the good is to be found in a balanced state between lack and excess. To give a really oversimplified example: self starvation is bad, and gluttony is bad, but healthy eating is good.
The holiday season is underway and, and for some, that also means holiday weight gain. A lot of numbers are thrown around with regards to how much weight people actually gain. The truth is, the “average” person gains about three to five pounds during the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.