Friday, November 7, 2008

Don't Rely on Diet to Prevent Weight Regain

“If you've just lost weight and are trying to keep it off, don't rely on diet alone to keep those unwanted pounds at bay. It may not be enough, no matter what kind of ‘maintenance’ diet you follow, researchers say. A team from Denmark found that people following three very different diets regained weight, anyway. So to avoid regaining weight, ‘the best plan is to stick to a diet that works for you -- in combination with exercise,’ said study co-author Anette Due, a researcher at the University of Copenhagen. The study results are published in the November issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. ‘We know that most dieters have some weight regain despite the type of diet they may have been on,’ said Lona Sandon, an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. ‘The trick to preventing weight regain seems to be more in increasing exercise rather than diet strategies.’”

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