Every year seems to bring a new fad diet – 5:2, paleo, Atkins, Mediterranean – so does that mean the old ones don’t work? If we stick to the last one, will we get fat?
Perhaps we shouldn’t be worried.
Christopher Gardner of Stanford analysed big-name weight-loss diet and found that most diets which actually work have three things in common.
They all suggest avoiding added sugar and refined grains – and eating more vegetables.
Just doing those three things could help a lot of people with their diets, he said in a speech to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions annual meeting in New Orleans.
Gardner said that beyond that, the choice of diet may simply be finding one which allows users to restrict calories – but still feel fool.
Gardner said, ‘This is the key. What has thwarted us forever is satiety issues.’