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Scientists produce startling weight loss research

to prove why diets don't work in the long term

 
 

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Shout it out loud:

Scientists  say

diets don't work

 

 

 

 

 
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             Daily Mail Page One, April 24, 2012


Sorry to tell you this, but diets don't work. All that calorie counting, all those horrible tasting food supplements, tablets and pills, all the hunger pangs, the anguish, the guilt and the pain that comes with dieting are never going to create permanent weight loss. That's a scientific fact.

The Daily Mail, Newspaper of the Year, has published what it describes as "a swathe of scientific evidence" to prove that diets only work in the short term and over a period of time will actually make you put weight back on again. Yes, diets don't work and make you put weight back on again!


     Here's an important extract from the Mail report:

   


        In a two-page article the Mail quotes researchers from

       America and Australia who have discovered disheartening

       facts for the 25 per cent of Britons trying to lose weight

       at any one time: Diets don't work.


This is because the body treats diets like famine, so as soon as you come off a diet the body goes into overdrive, hoarding fat in readiness for the next time. So diets make you fatter. A statistical analysis reported in the medical journal American Psychologist shows that people who start habitually dieting from a young age tend to be significantly heavier after five years than teenagers who never dieted.

 The scientists say that although slimmers can lose significant amounts of weight in the first few months of a diet, research shows that 95 per cent  return to their starting weight or end up WEIGHING MORE. This is because when you force yourself to go hungry your brain changes and magnifies food cravings into over-powering obsessions that take over.

To keep weight off permanently you need to change your lifestyle so you make healthier choices, want to eat less and feel motivated to exercise more. This is what Slimpods can help you achieve by retuning your mind so you have a different relationship to food.


Research proves
diets don’t
work to

achieve weight
loss that lasts

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Professor Traci Mann, a psychologist at the University of California in Los Angeles, says: “Diets do not lead to sustained weight loss or health benefits for the majority of people. You can initially lose five to 10 per cent of your weight on any number of diets, but then the weight comes back.

 “We found that the majority of people regained all the weight, plus more. Sustained weight loss was found only in a small minority of participants, while complete weight regain was found in the majority.”

Prof Mann analysed 31 long-term studies of diet regimes and concluded that most people would have been better off not dieting at all.

 

“Their weight would be pretty much the same, and their bodies would not suffer the wear and tear from losing weight and gaining it all back again.”

Judy More, spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association, said the results were not surprising. “When people are on a diet, they feel as if they are denying themselves things, so when they come off it, they think, ‘Oh, thank God, I can go back to eating’.”

She added that people who wanted to lose weight should look at the challenge as a change in lifestyle. “They’ve got to find a physical activity they enjoy, whether it's walking or going to the gym or taking up a new sport.”




We have to look for new answers, says professor

 

As people put on pounds the body accepts the new weight and tries to restore any losses as quickly as possible. Nick Finer, professor of obesity medicine at University College London, says the average long-term weight loss achieved through dieting by most obese adults is so small as to be almost irrelevant.

Humans evolved in unpredictable environments where food was scarce and our bodies are programmed to maintain our body weight at all costs.

“When people become fat their hormone and nervous systems adapt to the new weight – so it’s very hard for anyone to fight that by cutting their food intake, especially in a world where food is so plentiful. It means we have to look for new answers.”