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In case you were wondering: Eating less has been confirmed to help in weight loss. I imagine that Phase Two of this study will prove that increasing exercise also has some impact as well.

Want to Lose Weight? Just Eat Less, Diet Study Suggests
Comparison of 4 diet plans finds all produce similar results

By Serena Gordon

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to lose weight, it doesn't seem to matter what type of diet plan you choose. What really matters is that you just eat less.

A study in the Feb. 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine compared a variety of diet plans -- which emphasized varying degrees of fat, protein and carbohydrates -- and found that any eating plan that causes you to consume fewer calories will help you lose weight.

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Craig Wiseman February 28th, 2009 05:19:09 PM

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1) From the Ministry of Obvious Facts: Want to Lose Weight? Just Eat Less, Diet Study Suggests
David Vasta http://www.davidandkelly.com 2/28/2009 5:48:59 PM

Seems like another fad diet to me....LOL

I think I will write a book and try to sell it....the eat less diet.

-DV

2) From the Ministry of Obvious Facts: Want to Lose Weight? Just Eat Less, Diet Study Suggests
Richard Schwartz http://www.poweroftheschwartz.com 2/28/2009 11:08:18 PM

The people in this study lost an average of only 13 pounds in six months, and by two years time the average weight loss was down to 6 pounds. IMHO, that renders every conclusion meaningless.

3) From the Ministry of Obvious Facts: Want to Lose Weight? Just Eat Less, Diet Study Suggests
Peter von Stöckel http://www.bananahome.com/ 3/2/2009 1:08:32 PM

What's more interesting is what the study didn't show. It compares 4 very similar diets, and fails to show that any of them really work. Then, they go on to say that this is the same way _all_ diets work.

The most important thing is that they had nothing even close to Atkins or LCHF.

4) From the Ministry of Obvious Facts: Want to Lose Weight? Just Eat Less, Diet Study Suggests
Craig Wiseman http://www.wiseman.La/cpw 3/2/2009 4:57:52 PM

@1 Yep, and then you can do a sequel, "the eat less and exercise diet."

@2 You make a good point...

My understanding is that losing weight for most folks is a complete, abject failure, so perhaps having kept .any. weight off after 2 years might be considered a victory.

But I agree - 6 pounds is still very small.

@3 - yeah, there are so many diets and people vary in so many ways (both psychologically & physiologically) that I don't know how you'd do a reasonable study in this area.


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