What Does the Research Say?
Much of the nutrition information presented in this book is supported by scientific evidence. However, there are a few theories that are not backed by science. For one, Dr. Phil believes that the current gold standard for determining overweight and obesity, the body mass index (BMI), is inaccurate and unrealistic. He has, therefore, come up with his own “Body Weight Standards” system.
While the ideal BMI weight ranges may be unrealistic for some, it is an accurate way of predicting your likelihood of developing diseases related to being overweight and obese. Additionally, Dr. Phil suggests taking supplements to help with weight loss efforts if you find yourself in the “weight-loss resistant” category. However, there is no strong evidence that suggests supplements can help with weight loss efforts or redistribute body fat.