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

Not only can that explain why treatment is so difficult and results so wildly variable, but it can explain why prevention efforts often fail. If obesity is many diseases, said Dr. Lee Kaplan, director of the obesity, metabolism and nutrition institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, there can be many paths to the same outcome.

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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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