Using information that has supported its approach to reducing obesity, Partners Executive Director Dr. David Weed presented on "How to Lose Weight Without Going Hungry" to over thirty participants in the Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge and the Fall River Parent Academy. Dr. Weed outlined why permanent weight loss and improved cardiovascular health can be best achieved by reducing dietary carbohydrates and increasing fat. "Partners now recommends whole foods with natural fats through it guidelines, a 20-minute video on the subject, and efforts to reduce sugar-sweetened beverages ," he stated following the presentation. At the end of his presentation, Dr. Weed introduced Katie-Beth Wright who has been successfully following a low-carb high-fat diet to give participants a better understanding of what's involved. Click here for a 48-minute video of the presentation. Click here for a similar presentation that Dr Weed recently gave with Registered Dietitian Amanda Raposo of the Southcoast Diabetes Management Program to members of the Massachusetts Public Health Association. For more information, contact Dr. Weed at 508-837-9029. . 

(Top row) Participants pick up information related to low-carb diets before Dr. Weed begins his presentation in the Community Room at the Kuss Middle School. (Row two) Dr. Weed explains why consumption of fats, including saturated fat, is no longer considered connected to the development of heart disease and is an important factor in weight loss. (Rows three and four) Katie-Beth Wright describes her recent experience with low-carb diets and the food choices she makes on a daily basis. 

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