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The Realities of Weight Loss?

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Illustration from “Diet and Health with Key to the Calories” by Dr. Lulu Hunt Peters in 1918.

 

This is so true about how difficult it is to lose weight and keep it off.  Eat less, move more may hopefully work for some; however, for a large majority of obese people, sustained weight loss is extremely complex and is not so easy.  Physicians often just tell people to lose some weight and even worse, the famous advice to “watch their diet.” To be fair, medical schools just do not train most medical students how to treat weight issues, and nutrition goes by the wayside. This may lead  to more guilt and frustration for the obese patient.

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