chapter  9
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Introduction We begin this chapter by defining weight restoration and by describing the welldocumented metabolic and physical challenges to weight restoration. Next, we discuss the four phases of the weight restoration protocol we have developed over the course of years of clinical practice. We also include a detailed section on the art and science of setting weight goals. The chapter concludes with a discussion of weight restoring food planning based on the rule of threes food plan [(RO3s) detailed in Chapter 5: Food Planning] and other approaches that support weight restoration.