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Real Dose - Dr. Steven Sisskind M.D.

  1. May 12, 2013 #1
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  4. Jun 21, 2013 #3


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    Here's a good way to put it:

    "Diet quacks would like you to believe that special pills or food combinations can cause "effortless" weight loss. But the only way to lose weight is to burn off more calories than you eat. This requires self-discipline: eating less, exercising more, or preferably doing both. There are about 3,500 calories in a pound of body weight. To lose one pound a week (a safe amount that is not just water), you must eat about 500 fewer calories per day than you burn up. The most sensible diet for losing weight is one that is nutritionally balanced in carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Most fad diets "work" by producing temporary weight loss—as a result of calorie restriction. But they are invariably too monotonous and are often too dangerous for long-term use. Unless a dieter develops and maintains better eating and exercise habits, weight lost on a diet will soon return."

    Stephen Barrett, M.D.
    Victor Herbert, M.D., J.D.


    I love the site linked above, which is where the quote is from.
  5. Jun 26, 2013 #4


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    Many thanks for the link to the quackwatch site Dembadon! Bookmarked in case I need it in the future.
  6. Jun 26, 2013 #5


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    You're welcome! :smile:
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