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  1. Weight Loss SupplementsWeight Loss Plans

  2. Bariatric surgery nlm.nih.gov Normal digestive process Adjustable gastric band

  3. Gastric bypass obesitysurgerycenter.org

  4. Diet Supplements • Popular ingredients found in over-the-counter (OTC) supplements • Ephedra • Usually found in products with caffeine • Guarana • Chitosan • L-Carnitine

  5. Diet supplements • Chromium • DHEA • Xenical / Alli • Phentermine (the phen in Fen/Phen) • No longer on the market • Meridia • Topamax • Wellbutrin

  6. Popular Diet Plans

  7. Popular Diets • Which one do you choose?? • Long-term medical studies • Best source • However; not all popular diets have been evaluated. • The following diets have been evaluated

  8. Weight Watchers • Best chance of long-term success • How it works: • Professional support • Flexible eating plans (point system) • Exercise & nutrition emphasized • But costs money

  9. Atkins Diet • Low-carb diet • May be high in fat • How does it work? • Three phases • May not be effective – especially for long-term • A lot of opposition from professional organizations

  10. Volumetrics • Focuses on “energy dense” foods • Allows larger quantities of food • May be easy to follow

  11. Dean Ornish • The Spectrum • Loose structure • No foods are “off limits” • Follows a vegetarian diet

  12. Mediterranean Diet • The Sonoma Diet – variation • Focuses on whole grains, good fats • May prevent heart disease • May be effective

  13. Jenny Craig Requires food purchases from the company Support is offered but… Expensive Some flaws

  14. What’s the bottom line? • Low-fat or low-carb? • Meal replacements? • Other?