Does “It” Work?

There are too numerous to count “weight loss” supplements, diets, books, programs, doctors etc.  So begs the question as people evaluate what route(s) to take for their weight control efforts:  Does “It” Work?

Here is my answer to the question:  Pretty much anything will “work” if you do most/all of the work.  Think of supplements, diet meds, weight loss doctors, diet books as “tools” (hmmm…I don’t think I like being termed a “tool”).  You arm yourself with tools to accomplish a tasking.  In the case of weight control, your task is obviously to lose weight and you will use the “tool(s)” to help you achieve your goals.

The important point of this entry:  YOU are the one that must do the work.  Expectations that “IT” (the tools) will work without your proactive involvement will be met with disappointment.

Think of the tools you are given as an adjunct to quest for behavioral changes that mostly center around changing the admixture of your food intake to higher protein/vegetables and less carbs/fruits/alcohol/fats.  Your active role in using these tools will ensure that “IT” works.

Author
Dr. Robert Posner One of the world’s leading medical weight loss researchers, Robert Posner, MD, operates his state-of-the-art weight loss clinic, Serotonin Plus, in the heart of Burke, Virginia, in the suburban Washington area.

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