The Common Ground to Success

- POSTED ON: Sep 12, 2012

“Whether it's low-carb diets, low-fat diets, GI diets, middle-ground diets, vegan diets, and even bat-shit crazy diets, there are long term success stories and recurrent failures with each and every one, where the common ground to success is a person actually liking their life enough to sustain their new patterns of reduced dietary intake, and where the common ground to failure is suffering or restriction beyond an individual's capacity to enjoy their life.

………..when it comes to clinical utility and weight management, the last thing the world needs is to believe that there's only one right way to go.”

I totally agree with the quote above by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff M.D. who blogs at “Weighty Matters, Musings of an Obesity Medicine Doc and Certifiably Cynical Realist

A close review of my website will show that although I’m not per se a “low-carb” person. I am a fan of Gary Taubes, and am very interested in the obesity concepts that he puts forth, although, my own experience …as well as what I’m hearing from the experiences of others …. tells me that even in low-carb or zero-carb eating, the amount of one’s caloric intake is an extremely important consideration when dealing with the issue of obesity.

Today, September 12, 2012, Dr. Freedhoff posted an article that might appeal to some of you with similar interests. Here’s the link: “Gary Taubes Launches Non-Profit to Prove His Low Carb Hypothesis”.


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On Sep 12, 2012 rroush wrote:
Very interesting article! Gosh, wish there was one easy answer. If we could come up with it, we would be millionaires! :-) That said, you are a great example of one who has found her own way to lose weight and keep it off. There is more than one way to skin a cat as they say and unfortunately, the answer seems to come from within ones own complicated motivation, efforts, desire and genetics and can't come from someone else's theories or a magic pill.


On Sep 12, 2012 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Thanks Rebecca, My own personal struggle has provided me with lots of information about my own body and life in general, and it is always a treat for me to run across Experts who have opinions that agree with my own. =D

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