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Hi I'm Dr. Carl Zaycosky, and this is my way of sharing the resources, insight, and experience I've gained in my years as a chiropractor. I hope they help you chart a course toward whole body health.

Diet Myths Part 3

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The third myth regarding weight loss is if you lose weight quickly it won’t stay off as long when compared to losing weight slowly. The evidence doesn’t show either approach better than the other. Though, let me say this. If your method of losing weight is simply to dehydrate yourself this should be avoided. I have had patients over the years that admit to sweating off the pounds to make weight for an athletic event or to fit into a gown for a big evening out. Eating disorders fall into this category, again to be avoided.
The final myth is one episode of sex is equivalent to walking a mile when it comes to calorie expenditure. Nope, if you thought having sex was good for your exercise of the day that’s not the case. The article pointed out that the average sexual encounter lasts about 6 minutes. During this time a man in his 30’s burns about 20 calories. This is only 14 calories more than sitting and watching TV.
A small study of 300 people was conducted at the University of Michigan’s family medicine clinic. The average age of the group was 37. The people were asked whether the previously mentioned myths were true or not, 85% thought Myth 1 was true, 94% Myth 2, 85% Myth 3, and 61% Myth 4. Weight loss is hard no doubt about it. But having the correct facts can make it easier.

Your Neighborhood Chiropractor,

Dr. Z

 

Part One: http://drzmainstchiro.com/dr-carl-zaycoskys-blog/entry/diet-myths-1.html

Part Two:  http://www.drzmainstchiro.com/dr-carl-zaycoskys-blog/entry/diet-myths-part-two.html

 

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Diet Myths Part 1

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With spring time right around the corner there is a noticeable emphasis within media circles, whatever your platform may be regarding weight loss. I get questioned on weight loss issues consistently. If they don’t I bring it up to a patient where excessive weight, a high BMI, is contributing to their joint pain. Over the years I hear/read things about weight loss I assume to be true if for no other reason I’ve heard them repeatedly.
A recent trend in healthcare is for providers to use “best practice methods” to treat their patients. One would assume this has been the case for eons. Not so. Best practice methods are those substantiated by science as being clinically and well as cost effective. A doctor may think what they are doing is best approach based on their past experience, and I’ve been guilty of this, but the scientific literature says there is a better, cheaper way. Such is the case with 4 weight loss myths I thought were fact when in reality that’s not the case.
Over the next two blogs I’m going to talk about these common misconceptions and in 3 of the 4 cases provide the link to the scientific article that substantiates the claim that calls into question the dieting myth. Warning, do not read scientific articles while driving or operating heavy machinery since they have been known to cause drowsiness.

Your local chiropractor,

Dr. Z

Main St. Chiropractic

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