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All diets have 'similar results'

October 27, 2015

It's best to choose a diet that suits your lifestyle, so your chances of sticking to it are higher, they say. 'They' include Professor Susan Jebb who is a government advisor on obesity. 

I cannot disagree more with this: 

1. The fixation is wrongly on 'dieting' rather than simply learning to eat right (understanding the importance of recognisable natural foods eaten in somewhat of a balance). 
2. No mention of exercise and its vital role in helping to maintain health, longevity and sufficient muscle tissue to have a good metabolic rate. If you never move, you will get floppy.
3. Absolutely no mention that calorie amounts are not the bottom line: Yes, it is very important that people have a healthy body weight as part of a prevention programme, but...good morning....diets don't work. Nobody can stick to an extreme, imbalanced plan for life. It's like asking someone to just breathe a bit forever! 
4. A healthy weight can be achieved by focusing on the nutrient density of the diet - something that is simply not mentioned in this article, and probably many others like it in the media. It is very possible to lose weight on a diet, but that doesn't mean you're healthy. Plenty of people who look thin in clothes are pretty fat on the inside. 
5. Getting to a healthy weight is a journey of learning about yourself, your behaviours and choices. It involves learning about nutrition and how healthy nations eat. They don't go on any of these lifeless regimes which have a lot of potential to destroy health while making you feel like a failure because you cannot possibly stick to them for life. Negative, negative all the way. 

Don't let the media suck you in. Use your common sense.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29031985

 

 

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