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TripSwitch
08-21-2012, 02:49 PM
I just happened to come across this article today and I found it interesting, so I'd thought I'd share it here...

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/26/which-diet-works/?smid=pl-share

Let me just say that I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Mark and I found him to possess a level of integrity and authenticity in his approach to food that I truly respected... even though I didn't always agree with his philosophical leanings...

What I find valuable in the piece is that he opens up a discourse that challenges the reader to not only think about what works, but also why it works...


Amitola
09-07-2012, 07:43 AM
I really believe it is individual. He says Atkins got the best results, I haven't tried it yet.
Maybe it's time for a new start.

TripSwitch
10-24-2012, 04:21 PM
I really believe it is individual. He says Atkins got the best results, I haven't tried it yet.
Maybe it's time for a new start.

The article talks about the Atkins diet getting slightly better results in the short term, but that it was not without its problems... and that a low glycemic approach was probably better in the long term from my understanding of the article... I'm not a stong proponent of either approach really... I too believe that it is highly individual and people need to figure out for themselves what works best for them...


AlmostMe
03-31-2013, 03:26 PM
Here's another NYT article which refers to it and basically says "a calorie IS a calorie" in terms of weight loss - but obviously eating healthy is better for your health.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/health/nutrition/q-and-a-are-high-protein-low-carb-diets-effective.html

TripSwitch
03-31-2013, 04:31 PM
Here's another NYT article which refers to it and basically says "a calorie IS a calorie" in terms of weight loss - but obviously eating healthy is better for your health.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/health/nutrition/q-and-a-are-high-protein-low-carb-diets-effective.html

Interesting that article is written by Gina Kolata... I've heard that she and Gary Taubes had a bit of feud going on at the NYTimes...