Dietary Management of Obesity: Cornerstones of Healthy Eating Patterns

Alissa D. Smethers, Barbara J. Rolls

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Several dietary patterns, both macronutrient and food based, can lead to weight loss. A key strategy for weight management that can be applied across dietary patterns is to reduce energy density. Clinical trials show that reducing energy density is effective for weight loss and weight loss maintenance. A variety of practical strategies and tools can help facilitate successful weight management by reducing energy density, providing portion control, and improving diet quality. The flexibility of energy density gives patients options to tailor and personalize their dietary pattern to reduce energy intake for sustainable weight loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-124
Number of pages18
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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