Small changes in eating habits using foods that one normally eats can result in significant and lasting weight loss
Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2012
Robert Elias, M.D. shares a wealth of information for eating healthy, losing weight and keeping the pounds off in his nonfiction guide, “Trick Yourself into Losing Weight: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Dieting” (published by iUniverse).
Sobering statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 34.4 percent of American adults age 20 and over are overweight – not obese – and an additional 33.9 percent of the population are classified as obese. This is not a new trend, and healthcare professionals have been urging people to lead healthier lifestyles for decades.
It’s no secret that Americans have been struggling with obesity for some time, and billions of dollars are spent each year on various weight-loss fads and workout programs that promise instant results. Elias takes a different approach, stating:
“Small changes in eating habits using foods that one normally eats can result in significant and lasting weight loss. These changes take time and one must be patient. The reader will find calories that can be cut out of their diet and won’t be missed (much). There are stages in the process. For example, the first stage might be to stop gaining. Then a period of stability. Then perhaps a plan to lose a certain amount of weight. Then getting used to that, etc. This is not a book about a quick fix, but lasting success.”
About the Author
Robert Elias, M.D. is a native Californian. He received his professional and medical training in medicine and psychiatry at The University of California Medical School in San Francisco and has practiced psychiatry in Santa Rosa, Calif., for nearly 40 years. Elias resides in Santa Rosa with his wife, and has four children and eight grandchildren.
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