This post has been sitting in my drafts for a while. I guess today is as good a day as any to finally post it.
This summer I wrote a few tongue-in-cheek posts about a new diet—The ELMM Diet. (ELMM means eat less, move more). Since then it has been one of the top Google searches that brings people to the site. Go ahead. Try it.
My point was that all of the fad diets out there often get in the way of us doing what we really need to do to be healthy—be smart with what we eat and exercise regularly. So I jokingly called this a “new diet”.
Recently a new study came out that suggests The ELMM Diet may not be so silly after all. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine compared the results of different diet plans. Study participants were placed on different diets—some low carb, some low fat, some high protein, etc. The findings? Participants all lost the same amount of weight, regardless of which diet they followed. The conclusion? Eating less and exercising more are the keys to weight loss.
NBC News Video: Diet Study Weighs the Facts
Key quote: “There is no magic formula for a diet to lose weight. The magic formula is just put less food into your mouth.” –Dr. Frank Sacks, Harvard School of Public Health