prefabricated additions for houses lincolnshire sunroom home additions split level addition before and after mobile home basement addition stephens roofing & remodeling green oaks .. Chicago Drug testing

Personalized Weight Loss Plans -- Breaking the Yo-Yo Cycle of Failed Diets

Dieting will continue to fail most dieters, unless personalized weight loss plans become more available. A diet designed for a mass market will fail because the diet assumes everything is constant or the same between dieters. Not so.

Personalized weight loss plans have a better chance of succeeding because the personal habits, ideas, and goals of each dieter are used in the design of the diet.

It comes down to, "What is good for you may not be good for me."

Personalized Weight Loss Plans -- The Positives

Personalized weight loss plans, regardless of diet type, are successful for a variety of reasons. An ongoing study comparing dieters on personalized plans and dieters on standardized plans so far demonstrates the following:

1). Dieters stick with personalized plans.
The longer you are in a weight-loss program the more weight you will lose. The trend (no statistical analysis has been performed to date) suggests personalized plans keep dieters motivated longer.

This may help dieters get over the 6th to 8th week hump -- weight loss was easy early but around week 8 becomes difficult.

2). Dieters on personalized plans normalize eating.
To be successful, a person must learn to reassociate eating with hunger. Learning to slow down to allow satiety to catch up with eating is one way to effect this change. This is why binge eaters tend to have the least success with losing weight long term, even though many will appear to be doing very well early in a diet. Personalize their diet and they have a better chance of long term success.

3). Dieters on personalized plans build support networks.
Dieters with personalized weight loss plans generally seek the help of a mentor, guide, or friend more often than dieters on standardized plans.

They tend to build networks of support. Why? Dieters on personalized plans are succeeding. This naturally leads to more motivation to continue and investigate other avenues to help continue their success.

4). Dieters on personalized plans are physically active.
A study from the early nineties concluded that exercise helps long-term weight loss but not short-term. I say it doesn't matter. Eventually, a large enough study that is properly designed will show that exercise at any time in life is beneficial.

This can not be stressed enough...exercise is paramount to your success. Dieters exercise more with personalized weight loss plans.

The best kind is a mix between aerobic exercises and resistance training. The result is toned muscle and protection from age related weight gain.

5). Dieters on personalized plans have control.
Dr. Gene Ogden in her study back in 1993 found that the women who believed their weight problems were caused by their own choices, rather than by metabolism or genetics, were more successful. They believed that they were in control of their weight and, therefore, believed they could lose weight. Personalized Weight Loss Plans give dieters control.

Personalized Diet Plan (PDP) Study -- The Family Associates in Dallas, Texas. Lead investigator is Dr. Steve Walters. According to Dr. Walters, there are approximately 25 overweight patients in each arm and that full publication is expected by August 2005.

This article does not represent final statistical results nor is it associated with The Family Associates.

Interestingly, dieters think they can't lose weight because of circumstances beyond their control. The blame is usually placed on their "slow" metabolisms, their dad's large frame or the diet itself.

The solution...personalized weight loss plans. Put the dieter in control, let him own it, and then watch him succeed. Now, this is not letting the dieter design his own diet, instead, tweak the diet he chooses to fit his lifestyle.

Pamela Peeke, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore and author of Fight Fat Over Forty (Viking, 2000) said, "You have to believe that you will drop some weight and then begin that journey. Once you believe success is possible, you'll feel less intimidated by the challenges along the way."

Healthy Living!
Michael A. Smith, M.D.

Additional Information is available at The Weight Loss Professional

Dr. Smith is the primary physician and consultant for the Weight Loss Professional Website. His interests include preventative medicine, the genetic etiology of obesity, and several others too numerous to list. Please visit his Website at http://www.weight-loss-professional.com and let him know what you think.

In The News:

The Thermogenic Fat Burner

The term 'thermogenic' refers to a group of drugs or... Read More

The Crazy Amazing Diet Maker

This past Christmas Season, as most of us stuffed our... Read More

How Music Can Help You Burn More Fat

Browsing one of the Russian websites I have recently found... Read More

10 Surefire Ways To Survive Eating Out

I personally lost 60 pounds in 2003. Here are some... Read More

Pathological Eating Disorders and Poly-Behavioral Addiction

When considering that pathological eating disorders and their related diseases... Read More

How To Find Your Ideal Body Weight

A calorie is the unit used to measure the energy... Read More

The Truth About Dieting And Weight Loss

You may not like what I'm about to say, but... Read More

Staying Healthy on a Low Carbohydrate Diet

It is estimated that about 32 million Americans are following... Read More

The Answer to Combining Diet & Exercise for Maximum Weight Loss

Put simply, your resting metabolic rate is the minimum number... Read More

Myth: Gastric Bypass Patients Dont Need to Exercise to Lose Weight

Nothing is more disappointing than hearing a gastric bypass patient... Read More

Pediatric Obesity and Vitamin Deficiency - Developments to Fight Future Disease

Obesity, especially in children, is a matter of rapidly growing... Read More

Fast Weight Loss Secret Revealed ? Move it or Lose it!

Some of you will not like what I have to... Read More

How to Select the Best Diet for You?

In the old West tricksters sold a snake oil to... Read More

The Evil of Carbohydrates (?)

In recent years, carbohydrates have been labeled as the nutrition... Read More

The Atkins Diet

IntroductionThe history of The Atkins Diet goes back to the... Read More

Daily Weight Loss Motivation

When you are faced with the daily challenge of trying... Read More

Protein Diet - What Does It Mean For Your Body?

To really understand the impact of a protein diet, it's... Read More

Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #7

Well, look at you go! You keep moving closer and... Read More

How To Select A Weight Loss Program

Choosing a weight loss program may be a daunting task.... Read More

Saint Valentine Never Had it So Good

There are several theories on the origins of Valentine's Day.... Read More

Fast Weight Loss and Exercise - Pay Now or Pay Them Later!

Why have I allowed myself to get into this shape?... Read More

Low Carb Diet - The Way To Weight Loss?

Everybody you know is on the latest weight loss bandwagon:... Read More

Successful WLS Patients Make Right Their Nutritional Wellness

It seems there are two schools of behavior patients follow... Read More

Calorie Burn? Know The Optimum Walking Speed For Greatest Results

Calorie burn can be really enhanced if you follow a... Read More

Gastric Bypass Surgery ? What Happens Afterwards?

After patients have had gastric bypass surgery comes a very... Read More

hps street lights led parking lot light Pete's produce ..
hps street lights led parking lot light Pete's produce ..