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State of Slim: Fix Your Metabolism on the Colorado Diet

State of Slim: Fix Your Metabolism on the Colorado Diet
A third of Americans are now obese.

One state has managed to buck the overweight trend: Colorado. Colorado is the leanest state in the nation. Why? It’s where diet, activity, and environment seem to perfectly intersect.

From their Denver-based research facility, leading weight-loss experts Dr. James Hill and Dr. Holly Wyatt set out to discover why Coloradans are so slim and how they stay that way. Their research led to an "aha moment"— the six simple habits that keep people in a state of slim.

Hill and Wyatt claim that there is proof that you can live like a lean Coloradan anywhere, using those six habits as the foundation for their revolutionary plan, the Colorado Diet. Unlike most diets, this plan focuses on what you need to do for long-term weight maintenance, which is different from what you do to just lose weight.

They key? You must repair your metabolism. If you don’t, you can drop pounds, but you won’t keep them off.

These two Colorado residents had intuitively uncovered the right blend of food, activity, and habits that keep metabolism in top working order. If you follow their lead, you’ll be able to actually eat more food and still stay at a healthy weight. The Colorado Diet is divided into three phases with very clear objectives: Reignite, Rebuild, and Reinforce your metabolism.

The 6 simple habits that keep you in a State of Slim:
  • Be active every day
  • Fuel up on real food
  • Create your own healthy environment
  • Stay true to your purposes
  • Keep a positive mindset/believe you can succeed
  • Make healthy living fun
Dr. Hill joins Dr. Pam and Michelle to share how you can lose the weight and solidify your new lifestyle, the Colorado way.
Featured Speaker:
James O. Hill, PhD
Jim HillJames O. Hill, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado.  He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New Hampshire in Physiological Psychology.  He served as Chair of the first World Health Organization Consultation on Obesity in 1997.  He is Past President of the American Society for Nutrition and The Obesity Society (TOS).  He was also a member of the Expert Panel on Obesity of the National Institutes of Health that developed first U.S guidelines for the treatment and prevention of obesity.

Dr. Hill has published more than 350 scientific articles and book chapters in the area of obesity.  Many of these focus on the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in weight management. He is the recipient of the 2007 TOPS award from The Obesity Society. He has received the Centrum Center and McCollum awards from the American Society for Nutrition. 

Dr. Hill is a co-ounder of the National Weight Control Registry, a registry of individuals who have been successful in maintenance of a reduced body weight.  He also is co-founder of America on the Move, a national weight gain prevention initiative that aims to inspire Americans to make small changes in how much they eat and how much they move to prevent weight gain.  He is the author of the Step Diet Book, published in June 2004. Dr. Hill serves on the boards of Livewell Colorado, the Metro Denver Health & Wellness Commission, and the Colfax Marathon.