Why is the weight loss struggle so real?
I grapple with this question every time I see someone in my weight management clinic. Is the difficulty due to the foods we’re eating? Is exercise ineffective? Are some people genetically destined to have a hard time losing weight?
The answers to all of these questions are complex, variable, and poorly understood. However, a recent study in Cell Metabolism suggests that ultra-processed foods may play a pivotal role in the “weight loss struggle.“…
I am a physician and trained chef. I specialize in gastroenterology and nutrition. Currently I work as the Associate Director of Adult Nutrition at the University of Chicago.