Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Diets don't work long term

Which Are Worse: Calories from Carbs or Fat? - TIME:
Scientists know that on a molecular level, different types of starch and different types of fat have varying effects when they hit the body. But in terms of weight loss, low-fat diets and low-carb diets overall are equally effective (and, most of the time, neither will help you keep the weight off long-term), says Walter Willett, chair of the department of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health.

Emphasis mine.
There is, obviously, more to the article, and I encourage you to click through and read it. However, the part in bold really struck me. Did a mainstream magazine actually just admit that diets don't work in the long run? Somebody pinch me!


NameChanged said...

*pinch* Wow. Maybe we'll see this gain some momentum. I think when Kate Harding's and Rotund's book comes out, this stuff will be seen all the time.

great post!

liberalandproud said...
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liberalandproud said...

Thanks, NC. Great to have you over here!