Uploaded on May 31, 2011
Banning meat from one’s diet has been hailed as essential for everything from lowering cholesterol to lowering emissions. But, as the famed nutritionist explains, the vegetarian movement is not without its potential dangers and dubious beliefs.
The Fat Trap, By TARA PARKER-POPE
December 28, 2011
For 15 years, Joseph Proietto has been helping people lose weight. When these obese patients arrive at his weight-loss clinic in Australia, they are determined to slim down. And most of the time, he says, they do just that, sticking to the clinic’s program and dropping excess pounds. But then, almost without exception, the weight begins to creep back. In a matter of months or years, the entire effort has come undone, and the patient is fat again. “It has always seemed strange to me,” says Proietto, who is a physician at the University of Melbourne. “These are people who are very motivated to lose weight, who achieve weight loss most of the time without too much trouble and yet, inevitably, gradually, they regain the weight.”
Uploaded on Oct 22, 2011
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