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Skip the Fad Diet

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 11:25 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Many people want to lose weight but are discouraged because of reports showing how few people succeed with their diets. However, a new study shows that more people lose weight than previously reported — as long as they stick with traditional methods and steer clear of fad diets.

The study, published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, looked at 4,021 obese men and women ages 20 and older, who participated in the government’s National Health and Nutritional Survey. The survey found that of the 63 percent who were trying to slim down, 40 percent succeeded in losing 5 percent of their body weight; 20 percent succeeded in losing 10 percent. A weight loss of 5 percent to 10 percent of body weight has been shown to translate into improved health.

The study also demonstrated people most likely to be successful chose the traditional route: eating less, exercising more, and switching to lower calorie foods.

On the other hand, those who used liquid diets, nonprescription diet pills, and fad diets were the least successful.

So if you want to lose weight, adopt a sensible weight-loss plan that focuses on plant-based eating and exercise.

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