There is no doubt that portion control is a great way to maintain weight loss, but it is really not way to lose weight fast, as statistics show. The University of Illinois conducted a study, concluding that administered portion control resulted in an average weight loss of 6.7kg among their subjects.
The new Lifesize Diet is based purely on portion control. But does it produce fast weight loss?
The Lifesize diet employs different pre-measured scoops to control portion sizes. These pre-portioned scoops are intended to reduce caloric intake from the ridiculously high national average of 3,700 daily calories, to a manageable and healthy 2,000 calories daily.
Not only do dieters using Lifesize have to figure out the scoop system, they must also use a wall chart to figure out which foods go with which scoops, and how much of this food can you put into that scoop. Seems difficult.
According to the patent filed by Lifesize diets, "Each scoop is configured to measure a single portion size for any particular food in a respective food category." That's not a bad idea, but the practicality of having all of those scoops and hanging a wall chart, etc, seems cumbersome.
Dieters must consider "For some foods, a single portion size may be one measured volume of a scoop, whereas for other foods a single portion may [be] two or more measured volumes of the scoop."
However, aside from being cumbersome and confusing, the real issue with the Lifesize diet is that Americans are fat! For the 34% of clinically obese Americans, the nominal weight loss produced by the Lifesize diet isn't going to cut it. These people need fast weight loss, and drastic counteractive measures to ensure a return to good physical health, not portion control.
Simple portion control offered by the Lifesize diet will not provide the fast weight loss that is so crucial to returning to a healthy lifestyle.
So the question remains, with an easy answer albeit: what if you are like the 75% of overweight Americans, for whom portion control is not going to provide adequate weight loss?
An innate flaw of portion control is that it takes the willpower to self-monitor portions!
It takes willpower and motivation, along with not being hungry all of the time to stop yourself from serving more food. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diet offers a clinically superior weight loss diet called the hCG diet that is specifically designed to fight obesity, delivering fast weight loss at an average of 1 pound-per-day in their patients.
Furthermore, prescription hCG will curb your appetite, so it isn't a struggle to keep yourself from overeating. You won't have to worry about cheating, because you shouldn't be hungry while on the hCG diet. While on the hCG diet, smaller portion sizes are enough for clients to feel full instead of struggling internally about whether or not to abandon smaller portions and cheat their diet.
Our hCG diet from Diet Doc utilizes the hCG hormone to curb appetite and initiate fat burning in the body, and a custom tailored weight loss diet plan to work around your food wants and needs while adhering to the hCG diet and losing weight.
For those who have lost weight and need to simply maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, the Lifesize diet, or similar portion control diets are great.
But if you're like the majority of Americans, the 75% who are overweight, simple portion control will not provide the fast weight loss that is needed to restore health.
Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center confirms that "Lifestyle changes that include healthier diets, regular physical activity, and weight loss of 7%-10% have shown phenomenal health benefits that can be more effective than medications."
Here at Diet Doc Weight Loss, we provide portion control as well, with an online store packed full of nutrition food options and cookbooks that leave you feeling satisfied without sacrificing nutrition. While on a Diet Doc hCG diet, clients are limited to between 700-1200 calories daily.
Katz adds that "90% of all diabetes, 80% of heart disease, and 60% of cancers are preventable with healthier lifestyles and normal body weights." This restricted caloric intake works in conjunction with physician monitored, prescription strength hCG treatments which curbs hunger and prevents muscle loss while on the hCG diet.
The hCG diet from Diet Doc is guaranteed to produce fast weight loss, on average of a pound per day, but equally important, an hCG will lead to a healthier long term lifestyle by retraining dieters on healthy eating habits, while preventing and reducing the risk for obesity related disease.