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Diet Doc Weight Loss

October 06, 2016 01:00 ET

Dr. Rao of Diet Doc Examines the Effectiveness of Dieting vs. Exercise for Weight Loss

JACKSON, MS--(Marketwired - October 06, 2016) - There is an ongoing debate about the best approach to losing weight when it comes to restricting calories vs. exercising. Which method is more effective? The answer however, is complicated; when an individual has spent much time focused on improving body composition, they may decide to rely more upon one method vs. the other. Dr. Rao, Medical Director of Diet Doc states that, "It is important to remember that the only way to lose fat is by creating a caloric deficit. This can be accomplished via diet, exercise or through a combination of both."

Dr. Rao believes that, though each method creates the deficit required to lose weight, there are logistical and hormonal issues to be considered. "For example, dieting for long periods of time can cause mood changes (low neurotransmitters), a decrease in metabolism (adaptive thermogenesis) and sometimes muscle loss. Over exercising on the other hand, can trigger an increase in hunger which can then negate the impact of the calories burned, or the calories restricted."

In the end, based on each patients starting point and combined with the logistics of their lifestyle (dieting is sometimes easier to comply with than exercise for some people, and vice versa) Dr. Rao believes that a cyclical plan where the focus is on fat loss via dieting for a month or two, followed by a phase of metabolic recovery where exercise and calories are increased allows for very long term success with both fat loss and weight management.

Due to the extensive research that Dr. Rao and the medical staff at Diet Doc have performed over the past few decades, they have developed comprehensive diet and weight management plans that take into account the unique, nutritional and metabolic requirements of each patient to ensure that weight loss occurs quickly, safely and is sustainable in the long-term. Diet Doc's weight loss programs are doctor designed with the right balance of dietary modifications and physical activity to not only shed fat, but create a healthier lifestyle overall.

Diet Doc's team of certified nutritionists, doctors, nurses and motivational coaches have helped more than 90% of patients lose 20 or more pounds every month simply by following a doctor-prescribed diet. With Diet Doc, the doctor is only a short phone call away and a fully dedicated team of qualified professionals is available 6 days per week to answer questions, address concerns and support all patients.

Getting started with Diet Doc is very simple and affordable. New patients can easily visit to quickly complete a health questionnaire and schedule an immediate, free online consultation.

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation's leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.


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