Miracle Diet? Fat Chance!
So you think you know how to eat right—what foods are healthy, what foods keep the weight off—yet you can't avoid peeking at the latest fad diet. A voice inside says you'd lose the weight without cutting calories if you ate your cheeseburger without the bun, drank a liquid protein concoction, and stopped eating for three hours before you go to bed, or ate exactly 40% of calories from carbohydrates, 30% from protein, and 30% from fat at each meal and snack.
Sound crazy? Sure it does. Yet at any given time, about two-thirds of us are trying to lose weight or keep it off.
- 98% of people who took park in the Registry say they changed how much food they ate in order to lose weight.
- 94% got more exercise. The most common form of exercise was walking.
- Registry members keep their weight off in several ways. Most say they eat a low-calorie, low-fat diet and get a lot of exercise.
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC