"If MOTHER NATURE had wanted us to have vitamins and minerals, she would have put them in the foods we eat.
If you are familiar with Weight Watchers in the past few years, you know about their point system. They changed the program again – appears to be looking at the "Volumetrics" theory (great book by Barbara Rolls – "Volumetrics")
"One piece of fruit and a bag of low-cal chips can have the same calorie count, according to nutrition research, but different effects on the body. That’s because fruits and veggies are water-rich and have what’s called “lower energy density.” In other words, you get fuller faster so you don’t reach for the second bag of chips. While calorie counting is still important, the new plan “takes into account the energy contained in each of the components that make up calories – protein, carbohydrates, fat and fiber – and it also factors [in] how hard the body works to process them,” according to the company’s PointsPlus press release."
I have always recommended Weight Watchers for those looking for a support group and diet together. Of course I also recommend seeing a Registered Dietitian, especially if you already have health problems.
They currently have a clinical trial studying the different commercial weight loss programs – you can read more here.
Weight Watchers has also shown above average weight maintenance then usually cited in the popular press. Read more here on 1-5 years of maintaining weight loss in weight watchers participants. "The percentage of Weight Watchers lifetime members who maintained at least 5 % of their weight loss 1, 2 and 5 years after successful completion of the programme was 79.8, 71.0, and 50.0, respectively. The percentage of participants who remained below their goal weight 1, 2 and 5 years after completion of the programme was 26.5, 20.5, and 16.2, respectively."
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Interview with Susan Burger, MHS, PhD, IBCLC
Should exclusively breastfed babies be routinely supplemented with extra iron? Yes, according to the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in its recently issued Clinical Report. It justifies this recommendation by citing its “concerns that iron deficiency anemia and irodeficiency without anemia can have long-lasting detrimental effects on neurodevelopment.”
As a mother myself and as someone who worked for many years on large-scale public health nutrition programs for mothers and children in developing areas, I certainly want the AAP to fully investigate and make solid recommendations about the potential impact of iron deficiency on cognitive development.
In the late 1980s when I did my doctoral studies in nutritional sciences at Cornell, it was common knowledge that much of the iron that is stored by the fetus occurs in the last trimester of pregnancy. The closer to 40 weeks of gestation, the better the iron stores at birth. More recent evidence has been accumulating that clamping the umbilical cord sooner than 2 minutes after delivery may deprive infants of a last and relatively substantial contribution of iron from the placenta to the newborn’s iron stores.