As a registered dietitian and nutrition professor at Boston University, I have known for decades, that when it comes to weight loss, the magic two words are: Calories Count.
If you consume less calories than you need, you will lose weight.
When overweight individuals lose weight, short term health indicators often improve. For example, a person’s blood pressure and cholesterol may decrease to a healthier range. However, if the weight reducing diet was mainly from sweets and treats, you are robbing your body of nutrients, such as antioxidants that are anti-aging and good for long term health. A better bet would be to consume a calorie reducing, plant-based well-balanced diet that not only is kind to your waist but also you heart, mind, and soul. – SAR Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake