Ohio Neurologic Institute

Specializing in Neurologic and Sleep Disorders

“ Diet , a  way  of  life. ”

The word diet is a noun used by most of the world to mean what is eaten.  In the United States we consume so much food that the word diet has taken on a different connotation.  In America “diet” is more commonly used as a verb (albeit transitory or in transitory) associated with the idea of trying to reduce food intake to lose weight.  The origins of the word diet can be traced back through  its Latin and Greek to a word which meant a way of life. 


It has been estimated that each year about 30 % of women in the United States go on some sort of diet, and over the years many diets have come in and out of fashion.


Information on dieting is ubiquitous (everywhere) — with hundreds of books being written (and bought) over the years.  A casual Google search of the four letter word diet yields 175 million sources!!   That is more information than one can digest (or in many cases “stomach”). 


We will attempt to “give the skinny” on some of the more popular approaches. 


Low-Carb               Low-Fat              High-Protein


Despite decades of research and hundreds of papers and books on diets, Americans continue to gain weight. It is estimated that 30% of Americans over age 20 are obese and over 60% are overweight.  The inescapable conclusion is that diets in America simply don’t work.  Click here to see why Diets Don’t Work!


What's the best way to lose weight? Commitment.

A healthy diet that includes a variety of foods and is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables along with regular physical activity can help most people manage and maintain weight loss for both cardiovascular health and appearance. The American Heart Association urges people to take a safe and proven route to losing and maintaining weight. By paying attention to portion size and calories and following our guidelines, you can enjoy healthy, nutritionally balanced weight loss for a lifetime of good health.

All information included in this website is posted as a courtesy service to current and prospective patients and their families. Information here should not be substituted for direct advise from a physician or a physician’s representative. If unclear about your medical condition, you should contact your physician immediately.

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