MedPage Today - Nikhil Dhurandhar is the chairman of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Texas Tech University and president of The Obesity Society.
"It is very hard to eat less than what your body requires," Dhurandhar told MedPage Today. "If you deprive your body of food, it goes into a kind of 'panic mode.' There are so many physiological and psychological mechanisms geared toward making you eat. So long-term compliance with a weight-loss diet is really challenging."
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