Well, it was a long time coming. Between the myriad of diet plans on television, magazines, online, and everywhere, someone was bound to finally come up with conclusive evidence on what works and how to make sense of all the (excuse the term) dietary diarrhea. No doubt, you’ve also noticed that low-fat, high fiber, extra protein, pills, germs, and steel floods every sensory organ we have on a hourly basis.
Personally, I’ve never been all that interested in skinny, but healthy suits me just fine. I’m not one for regiments or counting calories, but do give thought to what I consume and prefer to walk or bike when possible–it benefits the heart, wallet, and environment. Weightwise, my take is that we humans have an interesting habit of coming in all shapes and sizes and the most beautiful tend not to fit a particular mold. That said, being healthy–inside and out–is everything. (After the past couple weeks, I can assure you of that).
But I digress… back to the original topic: science and weight loss
The latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine features research out of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Scientists monitored individuals for two years on one of four popular diets: low fat, high carb, high fat, and high protein. The results (drumroll please…..)
It’s all about calories.