Partners Executive Director Dr. David Weed and Katie Beth Wright presented another session in the on "How to Lose Weight Without Going Hungry" to 25 participants as part of  the Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge. The series is offered to Challenge participants who are attempting to lose weight in the Challenge through exercise, though research is clear that exercise is not a good for long-term weight loss. Low carbohydrate, high fat diets, on the other hand, have repeatedly been  demonstrated to lead to significant weight loss, especially when compared to low-fat, calorie-restricted approaches. Dr. Weed explained why grains, such as found in bread and other baked goods, often leads to weight gain while low-carb food choices can result in weight loss. Click here for a 47-minute video of the presentation. Click here for a presentation that Dr. Weed gave with Ms. 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 help themselves to a variety of articles and recipes that describe the benefits of low-carb, high-fat diets and how to make a variety of foods that fit into that way of eating before Dr. Weed talks about the importance of cooking at home to make low-carb foods. (Row two) Dr. Weed talks about the health problems associated with eating grains and foods made from them, including breads, cakes and other foods made from flour. (Row three) Dr. Weed explains how, while humans can survive for a period of time by eating grains, in the long run we develop a number of diseases including coronary heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. (Row four) Katie Beth Wright talks about making low-carb foods at home. (Bottom row) Katie Beth offers participants the chance to sample some low-carb, high-fat Buffalo chicken dip and guacamole.

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