Doc, what should I eat? I hear this question every day. Some people pose this question because they are trying to identify how foods can improve or worsen gastrointestinal symptoms. However, in my weight management clinic, people mostly want to know what’s going to help or hurt their weight loss efforts.
The answer to the question is tough because there is no “one size fits all” solution—but the internet is filled with millions of sites claiming they have the answer. Figuring out what to eat for losing weight is more confusing than curling in the winter Olympics (I must be missing something).
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.