Weight Loss – A Different Approach

WAYNE TOPPING


2001 CONFERENCE PAPER


Summary:

Americans are getting fatter in spite of about 15 years of low fat foods, lots of exercise equipment, and tens of different weight loss diets. Maybe, instead of being overly focused on weight loss, we should see overweight as evidence that the person’s life style is

unhealthy and initiate appropriate changes. The basic premise here being that the healthy body/mind will tend to normalize its weight.

Back to Basics

Last year at the TFHKA Annual Meeting I described how the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto had discovered that 80 percent of the wealth went to 20 percent of the people. In broader terms, the 80/20 Principle, Pareto’s Principle – asserts that a minority of causes, inputs or effort lead to a majority of the results, outputs or rewards. Therefore, the majority of health problems (the 80%) will be caused by a few significant factors. If the client’s goal is to lose weight, what are the few changes or life style corrections needed in order to maximize the client’s results?


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