I am currently a physician at Georgia Regents Medical Center. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, with a minor in Sports Wellness. Prior to medical school, I was a personal trainer for six years.
The Doctors’ Clinic-30 program book is not about fad diets nor is it a quick weight loss plan. This is a program that provides the tools for a healthy, sustainable weight loss; it is about changing your lifestyle.
Throughout the years, I trained clients of all ages, weight, and body type. As a nutritionist, I created meal plans for a vast number of people. Now, as a physician, I treat numerous patients, daily. I noticed that a lot of my former clients and patients had a similar problem – obesity. And, as a result of their obesity, they developed diabetes, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea. I believe that every single one of those patients would benefit greatly from this program.
Obesity is a real problem and it is not going away anytime soon. The Doctors’ Clinic-30 Program is instrumental to battling our nation’s obesity problem. Instead of providing another diet plan, this program is based on change and lifestyle modification. After all, a diet is just a temporary measure; people always diet with a specific goal and time limit in mind. For example, a person going to the beach will diet for a few months prior to the trip, but upon return will quit dieting and gain the weight back. This program strives to avoid the constant back-and-forth by providing you with the tools you need to lose weight and keep it off; it focuses on maintaining good nutrition and eating habits over a lifetime.
The Coopers were ahead of their time when they wrote the first edition of this book in the early 1990s; it became quite popular during the Weight Watchers era. This book explains the exchange system (used by Weight Watchers) and describes an easy and healthy way to lose weight, without counting calories, downloading fancy apps, or keeping food journals.
Additionally, this book includes many recipes, which are culturally diverse. As a Russian native, there are many dishes I enjoy and would not want to give up on a diet. Luckily, this book incorporates recipes from all over the world; for example, a recipe for Borscht, a Russian beet-based soup, is included. This program prepares you for a lifetime commitment to healthy eating and allows you to eat the food you love and lose weight, simultaneously.
Once you are done with this program, I guarantee you will have more energy, feel great, and once you are done with this program, I guarantee you will have more energy, feel great, and decrease the physical harms of being overweight. Most importantly, you will lose weight and have all the knowledge and tools to keep it off.