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WEIGHT LOSS demystified

With dozens of diets out there, it’s easy to get confused. Should you go low-carb, cut calories, try fasting, or omit entire categories of food such as grains or dairy? And how can you tell which diet is best for you?

“They all work,” says David Friedman, ND, author of

Food Sanity: How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction.

“If you follow the program, you’ll experience the weight loss, but unfortunately, the results are usually temporary.” But there is hope for more permanent weight loss and better weight management.

On the most basic level, Friedman points out, the true meaning of “diet” has been lost. While it’s now synonymous with food restriction, it comes from the Greek word diaita, which means “way of life,” and food is only one part. A plan that embodies the full meaning can succeed in the short term and deliver permanent weight loss, and it doesn’t require turning your life upside down.

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