The Science of Dieting

Systematic Nutrition

Systematic Nutrition is The Science of Dieting’s approach to maximizing your chances of weight loss success and/or healthy eating. First, through our Obstacle Meter questionnaire, we help you identify your greatest obstacles to healthy living. Click on the links to learn more about how you can overcome these common obstacles.

Healthy eating is easier said than done in the 21st Century. Through our own research and talking with hundreds of practitioners we’ve found the following obstacles to be the most commonly cited barriers to healthy eating. Not everyone has the same barriers and the importance of each barrier to any given individual will also differ in magnitude. Be sure to take our Obstacle Meter Questionnaire to find out what your barriers are to healthy eating.

Common Obstacles to Healthy Eating



The Matrix of Meal Solutions

There are only so many ways to obtain food. Finding the right mixture of meal solutions is key to your weight loss success and healthy eating over the long term. The Matrix of Meal Solutions is different for everyone. Here are the most common methods of obtaining food with a description of the pros and cons of each.



The Environmental Makeover

Weight loss success and healthy eating boil down to three fundamental factors

  1. You

  2. Your Environment

  3. How You Interact with Your Environment

Too many companies and health & wellness experts waste far too much time and energy focusing on the “You” factor. Americans love to think that we are all different and unique, it’s part of our culture and marketers love to exploit this internal bias. In reality, we are far more similar than we are unique, especially in terms of our physiologies (how our bodies respond to food). The bottom line is, you can’t control your genes. Your genes are what they are.

You cannot control your genes, they are what they are; however, you can control your environment and how you interact with it.
— The Science of Dieting Team

This is why we help you comb through your daily habits, routines, rituals and the environments (work, home, school) that you live in. Here are a few brief examples of the types of environmental, lifestyle, roadblocks you and others might be facing and how we can circumvent them.


Donuts in the Break room


My Child’s Sugar Addiction


Cereal on the Counter


Fast Food on the Way to Work