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Choosing a Diet

What should you look for in a diet? And once you've shed the pounds, how do you keep them off? FoodFit looked to Dr. Tissa Kappagoda, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis for advice. Dr. Kappagoda is head of the FoodFit Plan's Medical Team and led the development of the FoodFit Diet & Fitness Plan.

FOODFIT:   So many people find it hard to stick to a diet. What part of a diet plan do you think is most important for achieving success—a support system, delicious food or a menu plan?

TISSA
KAPPAGODA:

 

All of the above! A credible diet plan should provide a safety net for people, both in terms of what to eat and how much to eat.

The plan should be designed to provide variety, including seasonal produce. It should provide opportunities for food substitution and give a clear idea about portion sizes. Finally, it should take food preparation time into consideration to accommodate people's busy lifestyles.
 

FOODFIT:   What advice do you give patients who've lost weight and want to keep it off?

TISSA
KAPPAGODA:

 

Keeping your new weight is a matter of maintaining a balance between your energy expenditure (activity level) and calorie intake (food intake). This is often easier said than done.

We focus less on complicated terms and more on portion sizes and menu planning. What matters is that the information is given in a way that an individual can convert into something that appears on their plate.
 

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