Q & A: Losing Weight & Keeping It Off

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By Dr. Michael Wald

qa1. Have you attempted more than two weight loss programs with no significant long-term results?

ANSWER: If you answered YES, you may have undiscovered hormonal issues, toxicity problems and/or a sluggish metabolism not revealed by standard blood tests.

2. True or False: Metabolic rate is the only influence on weight loss?

ANSWER: False: Nutritional deficiencies, mal-absorption and the RIGHT exercise plan are all potentially important.

3. What do the popular weight loss programs all have in common?

ANSWER: They are not based on your metabolic rate, medications you might be taking that affect weight loss and metabolism, your particular dietary and nutritional needs and/or other health problems.

4. Which of the following are not considered meaningful exercise efforts for weight loss in the long-terms?

a. “Running around” doing errands all day

b. Consistent stationary bike and/or treadmill for 45 minutes three days per week

c. Weight training three or four days per week

d. All of the following may be inadequate

ANSWER: D. If you currently are not satisfied with your weight, and you are “running around”, biking or doing the treadmill for 45 minutes, 3 days per week, and weight training 3-4 days, then ALL ARE INADEQUATE weight loss efforts! Proper exercise MUST ACTUALLY WORK, not just seem like it is appropriate. If you are exercising and not getting the results you want, individualization and “changing things up” is needed.

5. Which of the following are true regarding PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS?

a. Finding out your metabolic rate and increasing it (however necessary)

b. Determining your nutritional imbalances through blood and/or urine or other evaluations?

c. Considering other health issues that you might have or genetic issues not fully appreciated in other weight loss programs

ANSWER: All of the above are true.

– Dr. Michael Wald, aka The Blood Detective, is the director of nutritional services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, located in Westchester New York. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Channel 11 PIX, Channel 12 News, CNN, The Food Network and other media outlets. Dr. Wald earned the name Blood Detective for his reputation to find problems that are often missed by other doctors. He earned an MD degree, is a doctor of chiropractic and a certified dietician-nutritionist. He is also double-board certified in nutrition. He has published over a dozen books with three additional titles due for release late 2013 including: Frankenfoods – Genetically Modified Foods: Controversies, Lies & Your Health and Gluten-A-Holic: How to Live Gluten Free and the Blood Detective’s Longevity Secrets. Dr. Wald can be reached at: www.intmedny.com or www.blooddetective.com or by calling: 914-242-8844.