Author: Cy Burke

What We Know About Diet and Weight Loss By Gina Kolata, New York Times, Dec. 10, 2018 After decades of research, there are shockingly few firm conclusions….

Effects of changes in eating speed on obesity in patients with diabetes…

The major finding of this study is that changes in eating speed can affect obesity, BMI and waist circumference. The control of eating speed may therefore be a possible means of regulating body weight and preventing obesity, which in turn

Can Any “Diet” Work?

Here is a thought-provoking article, summarizing the obesity research over the last few decades: So, in reality, despite the short-term effectiveness of certain diet regimes, the most common outcome of dieting itself, by a landslide, is either weight regain or

Sugar And Obesity

This excerpt (with emphasis added) is from How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat, by Anahad O’Connor, The New York Times, September 12, 2016, accessed September 13, 2016: The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down

Low-Carb Diet Effective

Consider this excerpt from Before You Spend $26,000 on Weight-Loss Surgery, Do This, by Sarah Hallberg and Osama Hamdysept, The New York Times Sunday Review, September 10, 2016, accessed September 12, 2016: Recently, 45 international medical and scientific societies, including

A 12-Hour Window…

From A 12-Hour Window for a Healthy Weight, By Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times Magazine, January 18, 2015, accessed June 20, 2015: Scientists, like mothers, have long suspected that midnight snacking is inadvisable. But until a few years ago,

As obesity rocketed, little change in activity…

This excerpt is from an editorial by a group of doctors, including British cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra–an outspoken critic of the food industry, published in the British Medical Journal, 22 April 2015: In the past 30 years, as obesity has rocketed,

First Year of the Half Hour Diet

A year from the start of the FREE Half Hour “Diet”, patients returning for one-year follow-up are adding success stories. All say this weight-loss strategy is easy and “painless,” that they are saving on food costs, and (for those now

The Half Hour Diet

This site is for my patients who may be interested to lose weight and want an approach different from those they have tried in the past. There is rarely enough time to explain the details of this approach, and there