Study Finds That Fad Diets Only Work For A Year
You're trapped at home. The Coronavirus pandemic has the gym shut down, the Yoga studio closed and even the hiking trails are no fun if you have to wear a mask.
So you are stuck and while there may be a shortage of some items like disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers, there seems to be no shortage of food. So we eat out of boredom and when this medical crises is over, there may be more of us to love than there was before.
So in planning for the diet we will all surely need in a month or so, I found this from the Daily Mail.
A new study finds fad diets may come and go but they only work for about a year. McMaster University researchers analyzed 121 studies on 14 fad diets, including the Atkins and Paleo diets. They found across all diets, people following them managed to keep off 2.2 to 4.4 pounds over the course of 12 months.
The only diet that appeared to help people stay healthier a year later was the Mediterranean diet.
Study authors say various types of diet can cause moderate weight loss, reduce blood pressure and lower bad cholesterol but that weight loss and the benefits for blood pressure and cholesterol disappeared after a year.
They call it "unfortunate, but that’s life.” Plan B?