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We have a Book called ‘The Secret is Out’ that-?looks at all the popular dieting myths and offers a physician recommended-?approach for successful Weight Loss.
The book is called the “The Secret is Out: Medifast, What Physicians Have Always Known About Weight Loss” (July 2006), by Lisa Davis, Ph.D.
It’s a known fact that approximately 68 percent of all adults in the United States are overweight and 30.5 percent are obese, according to the American Obesity Association.
And the number of obese vs.-?normal weight-?rises each year as men and women are constantly exposed to increasing portion sizes of foods high in sugar and fat especially at all the fast food restaurants, which are less expensive, more available and easier to prepare than healthier options.
In the year 2005, the population in the United States spent more money on fast food than on college educations, new cars, or personal computers at an estimated whopping $134 billion total.
Many of us-?are educated about proper nutrition and are motivated to lose weight but we get mixed signals from TV and other forms advertising. Today our society makes it difficult for many men and women to achieve successful weight loss but on the ads we see shows that talk about how to slim down and lose weight which in almost all cases is just a temporary fix to a global health problem in America and the world.
Even with all of the material offered on the-?obesity-?epidemic in America,-?Take Shape for life has a -?relatively new book that provides a simple and clear guide on how to overcome the societal and emotional challenges of dieting to successfully lose weight.
Dr.-?Davis is -?a clinician at the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center and researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Brad MacDonald, the CEO of Medifast, offers realistic approaches to weight loss by addressing the internal, external, physical, and emotional-?elements of losing weight effectively and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The book includes several weight loss plans that are tailored to meet individual health needs, including diabetes, coronary health, joint health and women’s health. In addition, the book focuses on the importance of making a commitment to lose weight and setting a persons realistic goals in regards to weight loss and dieting.
The authors Davis and MacDonald discuss the emotional challenges of dieting and provide a human approach to managing them, such as identifying cues that may sabotage dieting efforts, including stress, loneliness, and boredom, and then adopting behavioral changes to counter these triggers.
“In my work, I have come across countless fad diets and weight loss myths that do not help people lose weight and keep it off,” commented Dr. Lisa Davis. “‘The Secret is Out’ breaks down many popular myths surrounding weight loss to explain why fat diets usually don’t work and what will work to help people successfully lose weight.”
For example, the book examines the Atkins Diet and explains why high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets usually do not promote sustained weight loss and can be associated with certain health problems, including mineral deficiencies and risks related to increased cholesterol and fat-intake. It also discusses additional health risks associated with “yo-yo” dieting.
“The Secret is Out” describes how people can escape from the clutches of an obesity-promoting environment by following the Medifast program, which reduces caloric intake and provides structure and better eating patterns in the context of a nutritionally enhanced, satisfying and filling diet.
For more than 25 years, physicians have recommended Medifast, a portion-controlled program that has been scientifically validated through clinical studies to achieve long-term weight loss results and improve health outcomes.
The book contains many-?testimonials from real men and women who have achieved weight loss success from Medifast-?contains a-?variety of specific meal plans and recipes.
“The Secret is Out: Medifast, What Physicians Have Always Known About Weight Loss” ($19.95) is available at http://GetYouHealth.TSFL.com/Shop. Click on Program Materials on the bottom left side and select “Medifast Diet Book”.