Losing weight is hard – so it’s luring to seize onto any promise of an eating plan or trick that will help you lose pounds quickly. Almost daily, we’re targeted with new tales telling us what things to eat, what not to eat, when to consume and how to eat. Some of these reports are supported by research, but others are common myths, sometimes rooted in someone taking the full total results from one kind of study and applying them to some other situation entirely.
Many of the “diet tricks” originated from observational studies in which researchers mentioned that normal-weight people differ from obese people using health habits. But to know whether or not these behaviors may cause weight reduction, you will need to specifically test whether people who are obese can actually lose weight if they adopt the practices. The golden standard to check these would be in a randomized managed trial, where people would be designated at random to look at the habit or to a control group that will keep their old behaviors. When put to the rigorous test, many of the things recognized in observational studies have been found to be worthless as weight-loss tools.
Also, in the wonderful world of diet and weight loss, if it sounds good to be true too, it probably is. The very best weight loss interventions produce the average ten percent weight loss over half a year. If you weigh 90 Kgs, you could expect to lose 9 Kgs carrying …Continue reading