Thursday, April 26, 2007

Evidence that diets don't work

I've said several times that diets don't work. Of course, if you look around you and aren't influenced by the hype and ads, this is obvious. But it's always nice to see confirmation.

The Project WeightLoss site has an article, Diets Not Working, Sometimes Causing Weight Gain, Finds New Study, that confirms my thoughts.

Here's one statement from the article, "In the case of obese people, studies followed them for three years or more and showed that eighty-three percent of them regained the weight lost with a diet."

On the other hand, 17% did keep their weight off. My guess is that those people were really on a maintenance diet and continued on it permanently. They also probably made other changes in their life.

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