Popular Diets May Waste Your Time

The American Heart Association systematically reviewed the impact of several popular diets on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors:

  • Weight Watchers data showed modest weight loss in year one, but people regained weight later
  • Atkins data was inconsistent
  • South Beach was ineffective after 12 months
  • Comparing all 4 diets found minimal differences in improving cardiovascular risks.

PositiveTip:  Invest in a sustainable lifestyle rather than fad diets; healthy, tasty food and regular, enjoyable exercise is a sustainable, weight-losing “diet for life”.