Some empirical evidence, from a study of one (me):
Whenever I counted calories & created a calorie deficit, I always lost weight. And almost in a linear fashion, especially if I got regular exercise as well. It worked extremely well for ME, and was the most effective way for ME to lose weight, whenever I chose to diet.
I didn't get horribly hungry nor did I concern myself with getting the proper balance of carbs, protein, fats, etc.
The only downside to it, for ME, was that it made me constantly think about food. But any restrictive diet does that to ME. Including (or should I say especially) low-carb diets.
"As I cleared out the clutter of diet propaganda that had expanded
to fill every available convolution of my brain, the fat went away with it."
- Rob Stevens, The Overfed Head
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein
Last edited by SouthernMaven : 04-12-2014 at 09:53 PM.