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In our efforts to feel good, look good and live a long life, we seek the perfect diet. Many times a day, I am asked and also ask myself, “What should I eat?”  Is the best diet low FAT? Low CARB? Low SUGAR? Low CALORIE? The question translates to what foods are the enemy, the nemesis lined up to attack our wellbeing. The concept of identifying and avoiding the antagonist in our diet is analogous to permitting only joy in our emotions and refusing sadness, grief and disappointment. It is not natural and not sustainable. 

When you look at the data comparing diets, there is no one winner and the primary reason bariatric surgery has better long-term outcomes is the comprehensive package that addresses eating habits, exercise efforts and emotional connection to food.  

A parallel question to “What should I eat?” might be – “How do I handle stress?”  If the answer includes “eat” perhaps it doesn't matter what I eat, but WHY I eat.  If I am unhappy with myself, or my day or my life, an...

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