Following up on their presentations on "How to Lose Weight Without Going Hungry", Psychologist Dr. David Weed and Southcoast Health Registered Dietitian Amanda Raposo, MS, RDN, CDE, presented a session at the Massachusetts Dietetic Association Nutrition Convention and Exposition on April 1, 2016 on "Why do we continue to recommend limitations on dietary fats - What is the current evidence?". Dr. Weed the session started by explaining the rationale for lifting limits on dietary fats while cutting back on carbohydrates as the key factor in lowering obesity rates. Ms. Raposo followed by describing the positive results she has had in treating obese patients in the Southcoast Diabetes Management Program. This approach to reducing obesity by reducing dietary carbohydrates and increasing fat is backed by years of research that contradicts current recommendations. Click here for a 54-minute video of the presentation, here for Dr. Weed's PowerPoint slides, and here for Ms. Raposo's slidesClick here for more videos of their presentations as well as others on the topic. For more information,  contact Dr. Weed directly at 508-837-9029. . 

(Top row) A number of displays were available at the Exposition, including one on full-fat dairy products, as well as hard boiled eggs as a snack item. (Row two) Southcoast Health Dietitian Maureen Fletcher and HealthFirst Family Care Center Dietitian Pam Bermudez pose for a photo and look at Southcoast Health Diabetes Management Program (DMP) dietitian Amanda Raposo's photos of her baby with DMP Dietitian Barbara Soares. (Row three) Dr. Weed begins his presentation to over a hundred in attendance. (Row four) Dr. Weed explains why lowering dietary fats has not brought the obesity rates down and went on to describe an approach that lowers carbohydrates and increases dietary fats advocated by Gary Taubes and Nina Teicholz. (Bottom row) Ms. Raposo concludes the presentation by describing how the approach has been successfully used with patients in her Diabetes Management Program.

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