This review of a talk given by obesity expert Dr. Arya Sharma in Halifax covers his sobering discussion of the 1-in-20 success rate for those attempting long-term weight loss with a diet, and also what he reveals as three key requirements to attaining the goal of long-term, significant weight loss.
More in-depth reflections on the longer-term effects of following a VLCD (very low calorie diet) program involving a 12-week controlled rapid weight loss phase with 900 cal/day of food intake. I discuss finding new definitions for success and learning how to move forward more constructively.
My immediate reflections after completing a second 12-month round of treatment with PfHW in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I also make recommendations for new or returning participants to the program.