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Are All Diets Created Equal?

From the Show: HER
Summary: Does it really matter what type of diet you go on? After all, aren't they all supposed to help you lose weight?
Air Date: 9/4/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Nancy Clark, RD
nancy clarkNancy is a registered dietitian (RD) and board certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD). She offers personalized, one-on-one sports nutrition counseling to casual exercisers and competitive athletes in the Boston area. She teaches her clients how to have more energy, lose undesired body fat, and enjoy a winning sports diet.
Are All Diets Created Equal?
Does it really matter what type of diet you go on? After all, aren't they all supposed to help you lose weight?

The short of the answer is that all diets are NOT created equal.

But, don't stop reading there.

It just adds to the confusion when you have what seems to be an endless supply of choices: Paleo, high protein, low carb, low fat, Atkins, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers... the list goes on, and on. And on. 

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study suggesting that you can go on any diet and lose weight, as long as you create a calorie deficit. All of the diets are just different ways to restrict calories. 

In this study, weight loss differences between individual diets were rather small, and there were no long-term differences in those diets.
 
Nancy Clark is a registered dietitian (RD) and board certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD). Nancy teaches people how to eat -- not diet!

Nancy often sees the classic case of someone who is so hungry from dieting, he or she ends up gorging and blowing the entire weight loss plan altogether.

In this segment, Nancy helps you create an eating program that you will want to maintain for the rest of your life.
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