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One Weight-Loss Approach Fits All? No, Not Even Close

Dr. Frank Sacks, a professor of nutrition at Harvard, likes to challenge his audience when he gives lectures on obesity. "If you want to make a great discovery," he tells them, figure out this: Why do some people lose 50 pounds on a diet while others on the same diet gain a few pounds?

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Improving wellness is very different than weight loss. There are distinct markers of wellness (AA/EPA ratio, HbA1c, and TG/HDL ratio).  If these are in their ideal ranges, then you are well regardless of your weight. These represent the top of the mountain. It doesn’t matter what path (or diet) to get to that mountain top, however a calorie-restricted diet with adequate protein, moderate carbohydrate, and low fat that can be followed without hunger or fatigue seems to work best.  Another name for such a diet is the Zone Diet.

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