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The Perfect Fit Diet: Combine What Science Knows About Weight Loss With What You Know About Yourself

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2004 - Spring


by Lisa Sanders, M.D. ’97, HS ’00, clinical instructor in medicine

Rodale Press (New York) 2004; 358 pages

Building on her research analyzing more than 700 weight-loss programs, Sanders has “uncovered a fundamental truth about dieting,” according to the publisher, that “sustainable weight loss is only possible on a diet that fits [one’s] food preferences, satiety signals, lifestyle and medical profile.” Sanders, who also writes the monthly “Diagnosis” column in The New York Times Magazine, offers a plan for tailoring eating habits and activities to lose weight and keep it off.