But you already knew that.

Now a National Health and Nutrition Examinatino Survey done by Dr. Jacinda M. Nicklas, a clinical research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, has confirmed it. The study surveyed more than 4,000 obese people between 2001 and 2006.

The participants all suffered from cases of obesity. They quickly learned that quick fad diets just didn’t cut it. According to Dr. Nicklas,

Self-reported use of popular diets, liquid diets, nonprescription weight loss pills and diet foods/products were not associated with weight loss.

Of the 4,000 participants, 2,523 said that they intended to lose weight. 20 percent of those said they had 10 percent weight loss, while 40 percent said they had a weight loss of 5 percent.

He goes on to say,

Those who exercised more and ate less fat were significantly more likely to lose weight. Additionally we found a correlation between joining weight loss programs and greater reported weight loss, which may speak to the importance of structure in a weight loss regimen.

Not exactly breakthrough information, but definitely reasserting that there’s no quick fix to weight loss!

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