Weight Loss Programs And “fad” Diets

Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease, The New Pritikin Program very-low-calorie diets (e.g., Bernstein diet) The recommended approach to weight loss is of the moderate-fat variety, as it most closely approximates nutritional balance as recommended by Canada’s Food Guide and is the most likely to result in sustained weight loss. Low-carbohydrate diets Low-carbohydrate diets seem to help people take weight off very quickly, which is very attractive to the person trying to shed pounds, but these diets can be hard to maintain in the long run, and many people revert to old eating habits if the diet is too restrictive. Also, not all low-carb diets are the same. Some severely restrict carbohydrates, while other allow for unhealthy, high-fat protein. Studies have shown that either a low-carb or high-carb diet will result in the same amount of weight loss if the calories are the same. So the most important factor for diet in weight loss is the total number of calories. If you and your dietitian decide that a low-carb diet is best for you, it is usually recommended for only 6 to 12 months. Moderate-fat diets These diets follow the basic principles of a balanced diet. Meal replacement plans also fall into this category and have the advantage of letting you know exactly how many calories and nutrients are in each serving, but are harder to maintain over the long term.

Weight Loss Surgery from Beverly Hills Physicians can Change Lives

Using bariatric surgeries like gastric sleeve, Los Angeles ‘ most trusted medical professionals are changing lives by helping to reverse eating habits and dramatically increase the length and quality of one’s life. That’s why, for sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and other treatments like lap band, Los Angeles residents know they can always turn to Beverly Hills Physicians to achieve their health and weight loss goals. While obesity rates have remained stubbornly high throughout the country in recent years, an encouraging fact in the battle against obesity is the increasing number of people who elect to undergo weight loss surgery to change the course of their lives. Most notably, the lap band procedure has become an increasingly popular treatment for obese patients due to its minimally invasive and reversible nature. When performing lap band surgery, a BHP surgeon will place a gastric band around the upper portion of a patient’s stomach, creating a small pocket that fills up as you eat, leading to a full feeling after eating significantly smaller portions. As patients lose weight rapidly, BHP surgeons remain available to adjust the band to ensure comfort and effectiveness, as well as answer any questions that might arise. While lap band surgery has a remarkable record of effectiveness, it is still only one of many weight loss options found at Beverly Hills Physicians. In fact, bariatric treatments like the sleeve gastrectomy often prove more appropriate for those whose weight is significantly higher than what is considered healthy. The procedure involves the removal of roughly 85% of the stomach, with the remainder sewn into a sleeve-like shape. One of the most exciting aspects of weight loss with bariatric surgery is that patients don’t just lose weight, but they also often feel healthy, energized and happy while doing it making it a treatment that truly embodies the BHP philosophy!

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