The Case Against Super-Low-Calorie Diets

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By Madeleine Ortiz  If we are trying to lose weight, our first instinct may be to cut calories. The authors of the new Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines for Obesity, published in August 2020, spent years reviewing research about the best ways to lose weight and keep it off for good. They have concluded that…

5 Reasons Children Don’t Need To Diet

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By Madeleine Ortiz As a parent, the realization that my child is overweight and at risk of developing health complications can be terrifying. We want to protect our children and help them be as healthy as possible, but how do we do that? Dr. Julie St-Pierre, associate professor of pediatrics and McGill University in Montreal,…