Dr Roberts answers: How can I boost my low metabolism, and why can’t I lose weight in the places I want? (Part 2 of a series)

Welcome back to the second of a multi-part series that discusses common questions about weight control, what you can realistically expect, and the science behind the real answers. Although iDiet is a business, our roots are in research and we are committed to straight talk and honest solutions. Our iDieters […]

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Congratulations to Christine on her 100lb weight loss

Christine recently told us: “I’m thrilled… I can go shopping in regular stores… wear fancy shoes… but the most important thing is I’m cooking better for my kids. Your recipes are fantastic… I’m not the only one [in the house] that’s lost weight. “It gave me my life back.”  When […]

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Congratulations to Lindsay!

Congratulations to Lindsay, who lost 20 pounds in her first 8 weeks on iDiet, without hunger, and continues her healthy journey. Way to go Lindsay! Lindsay sent us this lovely note: “On this plan, you do not have to feel hungry or deprived.”  “I have tried everything to lose weight […]

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Dr Roberts Answers Diet Questions from a Scientific Perspective: Part 1

This is the first of an educational series that talks about some common misperceptions about weight control, what you can realistically expect when you diet, and the science behind the real answers. We have all seen the advertisements. A pound a day without hunger! 50 pounds achieved with these 3 […]

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Dr. Roberts on a Major Weight Loss Study

The publication Ann. Internal Medicine recently summarized results of commercial weight loss programs (the kind that advertise on TV and in magazines) compared to the options that doctors typically offer and are known to work poorly, such as educational pamphlets, a 3-session referral to a registered dietician, or meetings with […]

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Dr. Roberts on Bad Diet Supplements in the News

In the headlines this week, we saw an incredible exposure of one small area of the supplement industry published in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis. The back story to this paper is that a couple of years ago the FDA found that weight loss supplements containing Acacia rigidula (a […]

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Dr. Roberts on Exercise and Weight Loss

I don’t generally comment on epidemiological studies – the results are so influenced by what participants choose to do and how willing and able they are to accurately report, that they often come up with false conclusions. However, a study published this week on exercise in identical twins received such […]

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Making Sense of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

Every 5 years the government produces a new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are intended to give definitive advice on what Americans should eat to stay healthy. And every 5 years these same Dietary Guidelines are vilified and ridiculed in the media, making it hard for anyone to know what […]

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Recent studies on artificial sweeteners change the discussion

Previously, the focus on artificial sweeteners was on safety. Now the discussion has broadened to include effects on gut bacteria. You may be aware that there has been a flurry of media articles about a new study on the safety of artificial sweeteners recently — and may be wondering whether […]

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As seen on WCVB-TV Channel 5 News

The iDiet was recently featured for the 2nd time on Boston’s Channel 5. The report was titled “Diet retrains your brain to like healthy food — Workers test science-based weight loss program called iDiet” The workers in question actually lost a combined 750 pounds. You can view the full report […]

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