November 1996 Issue

The Tape Measure Doesn't Tell All

Sometimes, you just have to have faith in things that can't be seen. A tape measure, for example, doesn't always tell the whole weight-loss story. Just because you can't measure a difference in body inches -- waist, hip or thighs, for instance -- doesn't mean there's no benefit from a weight-loss effort. A recent study of 22 women who embarked on an exercise program found reason for optimism despite tape measurements that

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