The holidays, with all the festivities and good food, are coming up. Delicious gravies and sauces, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie (ala mode), scrumptious alcoholic drinks (egg nogg is my favorite), the whole enchilada is on the menu for the next 50 days.

And come January, we will be making some New Year resolutions together because weight loss will be a priority. So, I thought we should examine sensible approaches to weight loss… the essence of which is ‘realistic’ expectations.

Phil Carville: Your weight loss program