Our DAA accredited dietitian will assess your eating patterns, triggers and eating habits, and then consider how these may be affecting or be affected by your other health conditions. This will allow her to tailor your nutritional advice to your individual health profile-another way in which our Clinic looks at you holisitically.
In the mean time, you may find the following of interest:
Which diet is “the best?”
A couple of years ago, a group of researchers looked at all the published scientific information available at the time on this very question *Comparison of Weight Loss Among Named Diet Programs in Overweight and Obese Adults
A Meta-analysis Bradley C. Johnston, PhD1,2,3,4; Steve Kanters, MSc5,6,7; Kristofer Bandayrel, MPH1,4; et al Ping Wu, MBBS, MSc6; Faysal Naji, BHSc8; Reed A. Siemieniuk, MD9; Geoff D. C. Ball, RD, PhD10,11; Jason W. Busse, DC, PhD3,12,13; Kristian Thorlund, PhD3,7,14; Gordon Guyatt, MD, MSc3; Jeroen P. Jansen, PhD7,15; Edward J. Mills, PhD, MSc7,14JAMA. 2014;312(9):923-933. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10397:.
The results: Significant weight loss was observed with any low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet. Weight loss differences between individual named diets were small. This supports the practice of recommending any diet that a patient will adhere to in order to lose weight.
Take home message: the best diet is the healthy eating plan that the person can stick to!
However before embarking on any “diet” speak to your GP and/ or one of our team member s (doctor, nurse, dietitian) as your medications may need to be adjusted.
Which is better: intermittent vs daily calorie restriction?
An American study ^^Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss?
First published: 17 March 2011 in Obesity Reviews
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00873.x published a few years ago looked at this very question.
The results, intermittent calorie restriction(CR) and daily calorie restriction diets appear to be equally as effective in decreasing body weight, fat mass, and potentially, visceral fat mass (fat around the organs which is harmful to one’s health
). However, intermittent restriction regimens may be superior to daily restriction regimens in that they help conserve lean mass at the expense of fat mass.
Take home message: intermittent calorie restriction is effective and appears to be better than daily calorie restriction when it comes to sparing lean mass (ie preserving your muscles and bones) at the expense of fat cells.
However before embarking on any “calorie restriction” speak to your GP and/ or one of our team member s (doctor, nurse, dietitian) as your medications may need to be adjusted.
Is losing weight slowly is better than losing weight quickly?
A couple of years ago a landmark Australian study @@
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Volume 2, Issue 12, December 2014, Pages 954-962
The effect of rate of weight loss on long-term weight management: a randomised controlled trial
KatrinaPurcellBScaPriyaSumithranPhDaLuke APrendergastPhDabCelestine JBouniuMBBSaElizabethDelbridgePhDaProfJosephProiettoPhDa designed a great study to answer this timeless and yet very important dilemma.
The results: The rate of weight loss does not affect the proportion of weight regained within 2.5 years (approx. 144 weeks). These findings are not consistent with present dietary guidelines which recommend gradual over rapid weight loss, based on the belief that rapid weight loss is more quickly regained.
Take home message: different methods of weight and metabolic health management result in different rates of weight loss, but the bottom line is the speed that you lose weight makes no difference in the long run. Weight loss maintenance is the more challenging task, and needs a multi-modal and team approach.
Do meal replacements really work?
Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss?
First published: 17 March 2011
Cited by: 74
KA Varady, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1919 West Taylor Street, Room 506F, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. E‐mail: email@example.com
In sum, intermittent CR and daily CR diets appear to be equally as effective in decreasing body weight, fat mass, and potentially, visceral fat mass. However, intermittent restriction regimens may be superior to daily restriction regimens in that they help conserve lean mass at the expense of fat mass. These findings add to the growing body of evidence showing that intermittent CR may be implemented as another viable option for weight loss in overweight and obese populations.
Do meal replacements really work and are they safe?
Numerous studies have been published, however a few years ago a group of health professionals ## A systematic review and meta‐analysis of the effectiveness of meal replacements for weight loss
Nerys M. Astbury
Paul Aveyard Susan A. Jebb
Obesity Reviews, First published: 24 January 2019
https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12816 undertook a review of the existing published scientific literature on this very topic that was available at the time. At that point, there appeared to be safety and efficacy data out to 4 years.
The results: modern day meal replacements can result in significant and sustainable weight loss and also weight maintenance, in individuals with overweight or obesity, and therefore should be considered as a therapeutic option.
Take home message: they are safe and effective for weight loss. They can also be effectively and conveniently used intermittently for weight loss maintenance too.
However before embarking on any “meal replacement program” speak to your GP and/ or one of our team member s (doctor, nurse, dietitian) as your medications may need to be adjusted.