Diet For Weight Loss
Diet is a pivotal element in any weight loss program. Research indicates a diet that is individually planned to help create a deficit of 500 to 1,000 kcalories per day achieves an average weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds per week.
What Type of Weight Loss Diet Will I Get?
It may seem puzzling that there are so many diets out there, each claiming to offer the best or ultimate solution for weight control, yet overweight and obesity are still rampant. The reality is that most diets fail to provide long-term solutions because they are too restrictive. Sooner or later, the dieter quits the diet and the lost pounds come back...
Our program takes you from where you are. During the first few days on the program, we actually encourage you to make no drastic changes in your diet. You will have to record everything you eat every day using a simple form available in the diet area of your personal account. The program suggests a daily caloric goal, depending on how much extra-weight you carry, how fast you want to get rid of it, and also factoring in an index of how likely it will be for you to stay on that particular diet long-term.
Do You Provide Customized Diets and Menus?
In most cases, no. The reason for this is twofold:
- Customized menus are difficult to stick with on the long-term. Most people who use them are able to follow them for a few weeks only.
- They require a drastic change in dietary habits. We encourage more gradual changes, which have a much greater chance of becoming a part of your lifestyle.
We will provide you with the tools to analyze your current food habits, both in terms of quantity (calories) as well as quality (nutrition). We feel this is a much more rational approach. You will thus be, at all times, an active participant in managing your diet.
We may provide customized menus, for limited periods of time, for selected participants. One possible example would be a severely obese person who needs a carefully planned very low calorie diet for a few weeks at the beginning of the program in order to trigger a more substantial weight-loss while still getting adequate nutrition.
How Comprehensive Is Your Food Database?
We are using a food database consisting of over 8,000 food items.
Would I Be Able to Count the Calories Eaten Every Day?
The diet section of your personal account
is designed to display the number of calories for each food item you ate as well as the total of calories eaten in a particular day.
A free, state of the art calorie counter is included.
Do You Provide Nutrient Analysis of My Diet?
Dr. Gily's Weight Loss For Life program aims not only to help you lose the excessive weight, but to keep it off for the rest of your life. During your initial 6 months of participation in the program, the emphasis is on losing weight, and your diet plan will focus mainly on achieving your daily caloric goal. Once you reach the six months milestone, you will graduate into the maintenance phase, which will included more detailed analyses of your food intake, so that you not only continue to lose weight (if you still need to), but will be able to improve the quality of your diet so that, for example, you stay within the recommended ranges of intake for all nutrients. As you can imagine, this is an ambitious project unlike any other we know of, and we are hopeful you will decide to stay with us for a long time.
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