The Best Diet For Weight Loss in 2012

The New York Times Well Blog recently published an article called “The Fat Trap” which outlined all the reasons why weight loss never lasts.  The article gave convincing evidence that maintaining weight loss is a full time job for most people requiring complete vigilance, organization and a fair amount of deprivation.  The focus was on weight loss and the solutions were the usual quantity limitations of modern Western processed foods.  I cringed, it’s completely depressing unless you question the entire notion, which of course I do.

My favorite healthy lifestyle blogger, Debby, The Healthy Librarian has a great post that’s a must read for all of us. In her sound, rational medical librarian way she always keeps her fingers on the pulse of the ‘real’ medical literature for diet, exercise and lifestyle.  She brings the ‘fat trap’ discussion back to the real issue and points out the obvious solution.

Debby’s ‘nail on the head’ solution is one that rarely get’s ‘air time’ in main stream media.  It’s also a solution that, based on real medical studies, works miracles for your heart health, belly fat woes, aging mental acuity, diabetes and cholesterol problems, cancer risks and even erectile dysfunction (yes really, cardiovascular disease has been associated with erectile dysfunction).

Cruise over to her site and digest what she has to say.  I’d even recommend subscribing to her site because her articles are all 100% valuable.  Let the Healthy Librarian be your medical librarian for the sound healthy lifestyle advances that come out in the ‘real’ medical literature, it’s what I do.

Click here and the link will take you to her site and her post on the ‘Fat Trap’

Fat Trap and The HealthyLibrarian

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5 Responses to “The Best Diet For Weight Loss in 2012”

  1. The Healthy Librarian January 4, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Dr. Bailey,

    Thank you so much for posting a link to my response to Tara Parker-Pope’s recent article in the Sunday New Times Magazine–”The Fat Trap”!

    What a wonderful surprise to see your very kind words–and very generous endorsement!

    The best part–is that I know how well eating a “mostly”-plant-based oil-free diet has worked for you.

    Honestly, your patients are so lucky to have such an informed physician–who actually practices what she preaches! What we eat shows up on our faces–right?

    And–what other medical office has a VitaMix available for its staff?

    Wishing you the Healthiest & Happiest of New Year’s!

    You rock, Dr. Bailey.

  2. Kathy K January 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Thank you for this great link!!!!

  3. Kate H. January 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    I found your website through The New York Times Health section and I am also a big fan of the Happy Healthy Long Life Librarian. I have already shared your site with my fair skinned relatives. I look forward to learning more about keeping my skin healthy.

  4. Cynthia Bailey MD January 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Hi Kate,
    Welcome to my site! Nice to meet you. I look forward to healthy skin conversations in the future, thanks for commenting.
    Cheers, Cynthia Bailey MD

  5. Edward B. January 28, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    Been a vegetarian for almost a year now and I must say that it has had significant benefits, especially for my skin!