Successful Strategies for Losing Weight
and Keeping It Off

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Dr. Michael Lyon

In this interview I will discuss sustainable weight loss with Dr. Michael Lyon. Dr. Lyon is an obesity expert. His focus in research and clinical practice is on the treatment of obesity, human appetite regulation, diabetes prevention and the nutritional management of chronic disease. He has designed and conducted numerous clinical trials. As you will learn in this interview, he understands the challenges of obesity and weight loss in a very personal way.

Why is it that we have such a problem with obesity? Why don’t we understand more about how to fix this problem? There seems to be no shortage of diets and weight loss programs. What seems to be missing is a natural way to put the body back in order that can be sustained and allow one to enjoy life and lead to healthy weight. Many people are desperate to find a solution. It is critical that this process begin with an attempt to understand the factors that are important in each case. Everyone is unique and everyone usually has a number of issues that need to be addressed in order for weight loss to be achieved and sustained.

It is my assertion that a person will be better off by seeking to improve health than chasing weight loss goals. Seek to eat a more healthful diet. Seek to avoid foods that are high calorie and low nutrition. Exercise more often. These are lifestyle changes that must be in place if you want to have long term success. Do this stuff first. Then focus on a healthy weight loss strategy.

Why Diets Fail: Obesity and Mental Health

This is the title of an article written by Dr. Lyon and published December 2018 in the BC Medical Journal. Here is the opening paragraph and a link to the full article.

“Simplistic approaches to the treatment of obesity focusing on restrictive diets or increased exercise power the lucrative weight-loss industry and provide endless hours of reality television, but provide clinicians with no useful models to help those who struggle with serious obesity. While research has shown almost every popular diet to assist in weight loss, there is no diet that seems to help more than a small fraction of participants beyond a couple of years. Further, most gain back the weight they lost. It seems that no matter how well a diet works early on, long-term adherence to popular diets tends to be dismal. “ BCMJ, vol. 60 , No. 10 , December 2018 , Pages 506-507 COHP: Dr. Michael Lyon

“What is a successful healthy weight loss strategy?”

Dr. Lyon has developed several key principles that are the foundation of his weight loss protocols. The goal is to maintain satiety, the feeling of satisfaction and fullness that regulates the desire to eat.

  • Eat for volume. Eat foods that fill you up and are low in calories, high in fiber and low on the glycemic scale. Reduce carbs and avoid refined foods.
  • Eat protein. Especially for breakfast and then throughout the day.
  • Eat mindfully. Think about the food you eat. Consider portions and types of food. Eat more slowly.
  • Support healthy blood sugar. Dr. Lyon uses and recommends PGX fiber.

Consider using a meal replacement smoothie once or twice per day. Slim Styles by Natural Factors contains vitamins, minerals, protein and PGX fiber and is recommended by Dr. Lyon and Dr. Michael Murray. NOTE: Slim Styles can also be used as a adjunct to a nutritious diet. PGX is a unique fiber that is unlike any other fiber. It will improve your results. It is this unique PGX fiber that has become a critical key part of Dr. Lyon’s successful weight loss program.

  • It will help to fill you up.*
  • It will help to support normal blood sugar.*
  • it will provide the fiber for normal bowel function.*

Click on the links to listen to previous interviews on PGX with Dr Lyon and Dr. Michael Murray.

About PGX
If you want to learn more about PGX and how to incorporate PGX into your weight loss program CLICK HERE to visit the website. At the website you can explore the science of PGX. There are also plans that you can follow that can get you started.  PGX is available exclusively in the United States through Natural Factors. PGX is available in powder, capsules and as an ingredient in several meal replacement products formulated by Natural Factors.

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About Dr. Michael Lyon
Dr. Lyon is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Food, Nutrition and Health Program. He is board certified in the field of Obesity Medicine through the America Board of Obesity Medicine. He is skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy and is a facilitator for the Canadian Mental Health Association. His focus in research and clinical practice is on the treatment of obesity, human appetite regulation, diabetes prevention and the nutritional management of chronic disease.

He is also the Medical Director for the Medical Weight Management Centre in Coquitlam, BC. He has published several books including Hunger Free Forever with Dr. Murray, textbook chapters (including in the Textbook of Natural Medicine) and numerous articles in the peer reviewed medical literature. He was awarded Clinician of the Year by the Natural Products Association. Dr. Lyon is a competitive endurance cyclist and is an experienced helicopter and fixed wing pilot.

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