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I am a Successful Dieter

I have struggled with my weight from the time I was in high school. I never seemed to be able to get my weight down to what the experts told me that I was supposed to weigh. If I wanted to be an air line hostess, I had to get my weight down from 145...

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Want to Lose Weight? Here’s a Plan

Most honest Diet researchers agree that “one size does not fit all.” Not everyone will succeed on the same diet plan. Each of us has a different gene pool, different metabolisms, different lifestyles and different access to food. The problem is that every diet guru believes and preaches that his or her program is THE...

Reading and Interpreting Research Reports
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Reading and Interpreting Research Reports

I have been reading the research on Diet for almost forty years. Over that time, I have found that researchers interpret research data according to their preference for the outcome of the research. The “findings and conclusions” are tilted toward the researcher’s biases. Very much like the divide between liberals and conservatives in politics, dieting...

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Reading and Interpreting Research Reports

I have been reading the research on diet for almost forty years. Over that time, I have become aware that research data are interpreted by the researcher according to their personal preference for the outcome of the research. In other words, the “findings and conclusions” are tilted toward the researcher’s biases. Very much like the...

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The Frustration of Slow Weight Loss

Anyone who has ever been on a weight loss diet knows that the rapid weight loss experienced during the first few weeks slows to an agonizingly sluggish rate. Those who have been on more than one weight loss diet know that the first weight loss experience is never repeated. The pounds that initially seemed to...

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Dr Atkins and the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Every five years the US Department of Agriculture publishes its dietary guidelines for Americans. https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/ The guidelines, ostensibly directed toward reducing heart disease and obesity, have had no impact on these conditions. Although Americans have been following the guidelines, according to census records, they continue to die of heart disease at an alarming rate and...

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The Atkins Diet Really Works

The Atkins Diet really Works Atkins got the idea for his diet from a man by the name of William Banting. Over one hundred years ago, William Banting struggled to lose his increasing weight.  He sought medical advice and was told to cut back on his food and exercise.  He exercised, got even hungrier, ate...

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