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”.