Diet, A Word

I heard about this study on the news the other day and Grumpator just found a summary from the New England Journal of Medicine regarding how much weight people lost on diets that focused on either fats, carbohydrates or protein. The gist is that is doesn’t matter what type of diet you’re on, the weight loss was essentially the same across the board. The trick is to stick with it over time. In my opinion, the word “diet” has become synonymous with short term, quick weight loss experiments that often fail. In reality “diet” should be a long term method of eating nutritious meals that work for you. “Diet” is part of your lifestyle.

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One thought on “Diet, A Word

  1. I shall have to read the study – would you like a copy of the PDF too?

    I got this all the time from my mom when I was growing up, and I think it's the precise definition of the word anyway: “diet” = “what you eat”. Glad to see she's not the only person that realizes this. 🙂

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