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Losing Weight – The Calories Conundrum

Conventional thinking dictates that to lose weight we simply need to burn more calories than we consume.

But is weight loss really that simple?

According to Dr. Uche Odiatu, dentist and wellness expert from Toronto, there are many ineffective strategies to lose weight, and one of them is to eat less. Perhaps that is why the average person is now 10-15lbs heavier than they were in 1989, and 95% of people on diets regain the weight they lose within 12 months.

“When the goal is health driven – to maintain vitality and youth – it provides a better reason for losing weight and is more likely to have a successful outcome”

In this edition of CDA Oasis Live, Dr. Odiatu talks to Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, about all things weight loss. Citing a recent study by the US National Weight Control Registry, he pinpoints the positive habits of successful dieters, and explains how optimal body weight can be maintained at any age through the right exercise and retention of muscle mass. He also suggests that a simple shift in motive can make a big difference when it comes to shedding those pounds…

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Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team


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