Key Dieting Trick for Success: Persistence

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The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association gathered information from 48 separate trials. The Canadian team of scientists concluded that persistence was more important than the diet itself.

Diets go in and out of fashion on a monthly basis, with a current debate around the relative benefits of low carb and low fat varieties.

Scientists at McMaster University in Ontario and the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute in Toronto analyzed info from 7,286 overweight dieters.

The report said:

The differences [between diets] were small and unlikely to be important to those seeking weight loss.

Our findings should be reassuring to clinicians and the public that there is no need for a one-size-fits-­all approach to dieting because many different diets appear to offer considerable weight loss benefits. Our findings suggest that patients may choose, among those associated with the largest weight loss, the diet that gives them the least challenges with adherence.

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