Health Watch — Diet Help: Picking a Diet

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This week on Health Watch, we’re talking about how a registered dietitian may be able to help you meet your weight-loss goals. If you’ve tried to lose weight, you know that there are a lot of popular options out there — Atkins, South Beach, The Zone — and each one seems to have its own book and product line.

Lona Sandon, a registered dietitian at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says a better idea is a diet designed specifically for you by a registered dietitian. This health professional can consider your needs, goals and lifestyle and craft a daily eating and exercise plan just for you. Then you won’t have to buy books, workbooks, videos and expensive prepared foods to follow the plan. You don’t even have to be a movie star to get a personalized diet. To find a registered dietitian near you, visit


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