In this week’s episode of the Sports Medicine Weekly Podcast, Dr. Cole discusses five evidence-based strategies for losing weight. In the US, the market size of the weight loss services industry, measured by revenue, is a staggering $2.8 billion. That really should come as no surprise, considering the obesity epidemic in this country. On paper, losing weight should be simple. You have to burn more calories than you eat each day. But unfortunately, in practice it’s just not that easy because food is delicious, temptations are real, and discipline is often lacking. So, people struggling to lose weight desperately turn to fad diets, supplements, and meal replacement plans.

With summer right around the corner, it’s quite common for people to focus on shedding a few pounds. In Dr. Cole’s latest podcast, he discusses five basic, science-based weight loss strategies, including tracking your diet and exercise; eating more protein; intermittent fasting; balancing your microbiome, and reducing intake of refined carbs. Tune in to learn more about these strategies and how you can slim down before summer.

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