New Research Makes a Strong Case for a Personalized Approach to Weight Loss and Nutrition

“One size fits all” approaches such as using the food pyramid to illustrate the ideal quantity and types of food have been ineffective and, instead, resulted in what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls an “obesity epidemic.”   Over the years and despite their best intentions, nutrition specialists have largely failed to help children and adults develop healthier eating habits, including consuming less red meat and reducing salt. “One size fits all” approaches such as using the food pyramid to illustrate the ideal quantity and types of food have been ineffective and, instead, resulted in what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls an “obesity epidemic.” In a recent European study entitled “Food4Me”, 1,607 adults across seven countries were randomized to one of four treatment groups. In addition to a control group which was given conventional dietary