Weight Loss Basics

By | February 11, 2011 at 3:26 am | 71 comments | Weight Loss | Tags: , , ,


Do you want to

  • Don’t Dream It…Be It

    Lose weight

  • Have more energy
  • Control your food cravings
  • Live longer

If you said yes, please visit TRIMProgram.com to learn the basic 10 principles of Dr. Cate’s program for helping people like you start down the right path to getting healthy. When it’s the right path, it’s easier to stay on it for the rest of your life.

Below are posts on several key principles of healthy, lasting weight loss:



  1. Michael Allen (2 years ago)

    I have been doing 9 out of the 10 steps to a healthier body religously for 2 years now. The one rule that I hvae not done is the bone broth. I work our regularly 3 – 4 times a week including spinning. I stll have not been able to lose the belly flab. I have a thin frame and the belly flab make me look like I am pregnant. It seems to be a heredity problem as my parents and siblings are the same. Do you have any other suggestion that i can purue? thanks

  2. Sandra (3 years ago)


    I have two questions, I am reading Deep Nutrition slowly as i have four children and not a lot of free time. I am confused about carbs. Do sprouted flour items count as carbs, does oatmeal count as carbs. Also, caffeine. I know you stated that you drink coffee, is caffeine detrimental to health at all? Thanks.

    • Dr. Cate

      Dr. Cate (3 years ago)

      Sprouted flour items do count as carbs. You can generally trust the nutrition label, and subtract half the the fiber from the total carb count. Since sprouted flours have more fiber and other nutrients, they contain less carb than non-sprouted.

  3. el (3 years ago)

    Hi Dr. Cate, Thanks for all your wonderful work. Can you please comment on nutritional and lifestyle solutions for varicose and spider veins? Thanks!

  4. Paul Michali (3 years ago)

    After many years of trying low fat, low cholesterol diets and taking Lipitor, I was encouraged by Dr. Sayess, to try the T.R.I.M. program. I was very skeptical but considering that my cholesterol and sugar levels were rising I decided to give it a try. After 3 months, I had my blood work done, and was pleasantly surprised. My triglycerides were the lowest they EVER were (even on meds), my cholesterol numbers were fabulous (Lipitor dose was cut in 1/2), and sugar levels better! I’m sold!

  5. Mary (3 years ago)

    Hi Dr. Cate,

    When do you think your next book, The T.R.I.M. Solution, will be published?


    • Dr. Cate

      Dr. Cate (3 years ago)

      HI Mary
      We’re working on it right now! Stay tuned as some info will be released in post format.

  6. Lisa (3 years ago)

    Thanks for responding. I am not taking any medicine, just Ca+ supplement. I am not diabetic, have had complete set of labs -all normal(CMP, BMP, Thyroid 3.5 wks ago along with fasting blood glucose which was 82). I am better now over the weekend but do not feel like I had the energy that i had before. Am wondering if it is just taking my body longer to switch to burning fat vs CHO. I am also exercising 4-5x/wk aerobically for about 1 hour-moderate intensity. Thanks for any help, Lisa

    • Dr. Cate

      Dr. Cate (3 years ago)

      Your experience is not typical as most people feel more energetic after improving their diet, so while it may simply be you are adapting to a new metabolism I would say you should expect your energy to improve in short order.

  7. Lisa (3 years ago)

    HI, have been following this diet for about 10 days now in addition to exercising. I have lost about 5#. I am feeling very tired during certain times of the day, and feel foggy and lethargic. Am drinking about 96-110 oz water/day. CHO around 70-90g, protein about 86 g, fat about 60 g. Any advice? Thanks, Lisa

    • Dr. Cate

      Dr. Cate (3 years ago)

      Fatigue is a red flag that you need to discuss your case in detail with a good low carb doc in your area ASAP. If you are on meds for blood sugar lowering you may endanger your health by cutting carbs too abruptly without the ability to check blood glucoses.

  8. Joshua (3 years ago)

    Hi I just finished reading deap Nutrition and really liked learning about the different chemical and gentics that are involved in food. I am an 18 year old guy and have a belly and am afraid that i will look like my dad thats 250 pounds over weight. I dont know if you are familiar with Body for Life but for a while i did that program and found that i didnt loose my belly. I know how to work out and have that down its just the eating thats hard for me. What would you suggest for first steps?

    • Dr. Cate

      Dr. Cate (3 years ago)

      Start with the weight loss tab and read those few posts discussing weight loss, then try some of the recipes for breakfast and go from there!

  9. Tielle Larson (3 years ago)

    Dear Dr. Cate, I just finished the book Nutritional Degeneration by Weston A. Price, after I read your book, Deep Nutrition. Both books have led me to the realization that I was damaged by improper nutrition and that I damaged my children as well. I see the outcomes and know what should have taken place, but, I am unable or it is unclear as to what I can do now to improve me or my childrens health issues now. Is there hope? Can intense nutrition safe my children from braces? Hope for Future?

    • Dr. Cate

      Dr. Cate (3 years ago)

      The issue of braces depends on their age. A quick story though, when I was 6 my mouth was full of crooked teeth. By age 9 they were perfectly straight. My mom at the time was making lots of chicken liver b/c it was cheap and we liked it. We had no idea about good nutrition, unfortunately, my mom was an urban hippie but my dad was an allopathic MD, and my younger sibs all needed braces.