Does Any Diet Really Work? And If So, Then Which One?
Over the years I’ve tried dozens of diets and even if I’ve religiously carried them out and lost weight, I eventually put all the pounds back on and depending on the diet I might even have ended up heavier.
I felt like crying when I just looked in the mirror and felt even worse when I surfed the web for a possible answer and found this …
In the US, over a third of the population are considered not just overweight but obese.
Many people think the answer is to go on a diet.
Report after report suggests that dieting just doesn’t work: when people diet to lose weight, they commonly put it back on (and more).
Only 5% of dieters successfully stay at their new slimmer weight.
And Researchers at UCLA in 2007 concluded that "Diets Are Not the Answer", in a report about effective obesity treatments. They found that:
"Studies show that one third to two thirds of dieters regain more weight than they lost on their diets."
"There is little support for the notion that diets lead to lasting weight loss or health benefits."
" It appears that dieters who manage to sustain a weight loss are the rare exception, rather than the rule. Dieters who gain back more weight than they lost may very well be the norm, rather than an unlucky minority".
So what can I do?
Just stay fat?