Lots of people go on lots of diets. Many try to ease the transition by incorporating some of their favourite foods. Not only is that a bad idea, it may be sabotaging the diet before it even starts.
A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests dieters actually do a little better when they are not allowed to choose the foods they eat.
“A lot of investigators had concluded [previously] that we should give people a choice among diets, because that might optimize their weight loss,” the study’s lead author, Dr. William Yancy of the V.A. Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, told Yahoo Canada.
“There were reasons to think they would do better. But they didn’t.”
Over 200 subjects were tested in the study. Half were given the choice of whether to go on a low-fat or low-carb diet. The other half were assigned one randomly.
After a study period lasting almost a year, the dieters who chose their own plan had lost an average of 12.6 pounds. And the ones who didn’t? TheyRead More »from A common diet mistake is limiting weight loss