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Diets Fail For Four Main Reasons

January 3, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Losing weight is perhaps the top New Year’s resolution year after year, and year after year dieters fail to keep it. According to a physician who specializes in nutrition and weight management, there are four key reasons why diet resolutions jump the tracks, often before the month of January is over. At the top of the list is a tendency to underestimate calories consumed. Jessica Bartfield, M.D., recommends keeping track of everything consumed, paying attention to serving sizes and checking nutrition (and calorie) information at favorite fast-food restaurants. Other key reasons for diet failure: overestimating activity and calories burned, poor timing of meals, and not getting enough sleep.
Jessica Bartfield, M.D., "Top Four Reasons Why Diets Fail", News release, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care, January 03, 2013, © Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care
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