#151 In America, 36% of the population is obese and another 33% is overweight. – Krista Varady

#157 In America, 36% of the population is obese and another 33% is overweight. – Krista Varady
QUOTE “The week I was finishing writing The Every-Other-Day Diet, the American Medical Association (AMA) decided to officially recognize obesity as a disease. (As a medical term, “obesity” is a reflection of body mass index, or BMI, a measurement of body fat. Medically, you’re “overweight” with a BMI of 25 to 29.9, and “obese” with a BMI of 30 or over, which is generally 30 pounds or more overweight.) I certainly understand why the AMA made that decision.” [1]
In America, 36% of the population is obese and another 33% is overweight. Worldwide, 12% of the population is obese and another 22% is overweight. That’s hundreds of millions of people worldwide who are weighed down by extra pounds. My sincere hope is that going on the Every-Other-Day Diet helps millions of them. [2]
QUOTE My comprehensive research shows that the Every-Other-Day Diet is a wholly unique and effective way to lose weight and keep it off without daily deprivation, without hunger, and without complex and hard-to-follow rules. My research also shows the diet can help prevent and reverse several risk factors for cardiovascular disease, the #1 killer of Americans. And with all this positive research under my belt, I am very comfortable making you a promise about the weight you will lose on the EOD Diet. WEEKLY, MONTHLY, AND TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: THE EOD PROMISE I’m sure you have one big question at this point: Just how much weight can I lose on the Every-Other-Day Diet? Well, I am happy to report that you can lose: 12 pounds per month. In my most recent research, many EOD dieters lost up to 12 pounds in the first four weeks of dieting, or 3 pounds per week—the promise on the cover of this book. Up to 50 pounds. In my two- and six-month studies, some EOD dieters lost up to 50 pounds. [3]
QUOTE “Why am I making such a big fuss over scientific support for the diet plans in diet books? Because the Every-Other-Day Diet does have a significant body of scientific research behind it. To date, I’ve conducted seven clinical trials involving nearly 400 people, and I have published the results in 20 scientific papers. My studies have shown, again and again, that the Every-Other-Day Diet works. The people in my studies lose weight. And in my ongoing, three-year study on weight maintenance sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, EOD dieters are keeping the weight off.” [4]
QUOTE “My scientific conclusions: “These preliminary data offer promise for the implementation of alternate-day fasting as a long-term weight-loss strategy in obese populations,” I wrote in Nutrition Journal. I had made many additional discoveries about the Every-Other-Day Diet: Obese people could limit their food intake to one low-calorie meal and one snack per day and not overeat the next day. Hunger disappeared after two weeks or so on the diet. Physical activity didn’t decrease on Diet Day. Weight loss was steady, constant, and significant.” [5]

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SOURCES:
[1] Quote from “The Every-Other-Day Diet: The Diet That Lets You Eat All You Want (Half the Time) and Keep the Weight Off” by Krista Varady and Bill Gottlieb.
[2] Ibid, ?
[3] Ibid, ?
[4] Ibid, ?
[5] Ibid, ?
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