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Which Diets work?

November 2, 2008

If our bodies need to burn a certain number of calories to maintain our body weight, then it should be easy to lose weight, shouldn’t it?
Common sense would say that all we have to do is slash the number of calories that we consume.

Unfortunately there are a lot of studies that show that this does not work long term. A study published in the American Journal of Nutrition, for instance, showed that a group of individuals on a low calorie diet, who lost an average of 26 percent of their body weight during the course of the study, were not able to keep that weight off.

Many people do find however that the fat loss for idiots diet is great for short term weight loss

EVERYONE  in the study regained almost 75 percent of their lost weight within three years of completing the study. And many studies show even worse results than that.  If weight loss were as simple as “consume no more than 1000 calories a day” or “consume no more than 1500 calories a day” then everybody would be skinny (more…)