LiveStrong Interviews Dr.Primack

“5 Weight-Loss ‘Rules’ Doctors Want You to Stop Following” was published March 2021 on LiveStrong. A big thank you to Emma Steven for this interview opportunity!

Read on for your Weight Loss Tips from Dr. Primack himself.

This blog post includes an excerpt from the post—read the complete article here.

By Emma Steven

With so much advice out there on the best ways to lose weight, it can be hard to separate diet fact from fiction. Unfortunately, many of the so-called “rules” of weight loss are at best ineffective — at worst, they might actually make you ​gain​ weight.

Here, doctors who specialize in weight loss to explain the tactics you should ignore and the ones worth paying attention to.

‘You Should Skip Sleep to Work Out’

Regular exercise is important for weight loss and good health, but it’s sometimes hard to fit it in. While it may be tempting to set the alarm clock an hour earlier to get your workout done, this approach could backfire.

Sleep deprivation stops your body burning calories so efficiently and can also make you eat more,” Craig Primack MD, president of the Obesity Medicine Association and co-founder of Scottsdale Weight Loss Center in Arizona, tells

When you don’t sleep well, your levels of the appetite-suppressing hormone leptin go down, while your levels of the hormone ghrelin — which makes you feel hungry — go up, Dr. Primack explains. (Hello, cravings!)

‘Your Body Needs to Be Cleansed’

You don’t need to do a juice cleanse or “detox” to lose weight — or to reach any health goal, for that matter. Your body is very good at processing toxins and getting rid of waste, Dr. Primack says.

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