With spring time right around the corner there is a noticeable emphasis within media circles, whatever your platform may be regarding weight loss. I get questioned on weight loss issues consistently. If they don’t I bring it up to a patient where excessive weight, a high BMI, is contributing to their joint pain. Over the years I hear/read things about weight loss I assume to be true if for no other reason I’ve heard them repeatedly.
A recent trend in healthcare is for providers to use “best practice methods” to treat their patients. One would assume this has been the case for eons. Not so. Best practice methods are those substantiated by science as being clinically and well as cost effective. A doctor may think what they are doing is best approach based on their past experience, and I’ve been guilty of this, but the scientific literature says there is a better, cheaper way. Such is the case with 4 weight loss myths I thought were fact when in reality that’s not the case.
Over the next two blogs I’m going to talk about these common misconceptions and in 3 of the 4 cases provide the link to the scientific article that substantiates the claim that calls into question the dieting myth. Warning, do not read scientific articles while driving or operating heavy machinery since they have been known to cause drowsiness.
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