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Weight Management News

A Top Dieting Mistake and How to Avoid It

What NOT to do as You Start a New Diet

There is one popular diet strategy that is almost certainly doomed to fail, according to Dr. Eduardo Grunvald at the UC San Diego Weight Management Program in La Jolla.

"The idea of eating less in order to lose weight is one of the biggest dieting myths that exists today,” says Dr. Grunvald. “If you follow that advice, chances are you’re going to feel deprived and hungry. And when people are hungry, they go for the quickest food they can find, which in most cases will be higher calorie.”

Read more on this top dieting mistake and how to avoid it.

Insurance and Weight Loss

Costs, Incentives and Reimbursements

Did you know that some of your costs associated with the UC San Diego Weight Management Program may be reimbursed by your insurance plan?

Weight loss can have a tremendous impact on your health – especially if you have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol and many other conditions. At the UC San Diego Health Weight Management Program, we work closely with you and your physician to understand your medical condition. Now more than ever, people who come to us with a diagnosis of obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and other conditions are getting reimbursed for their weight management costs related to clinic visits.

Read more on insurance and getting reimbursed.

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John and Mary Rieger.