You still haven't gotten past the fallacious assumption that a "diet" must consist of starving yourself on a daily caloric intake that's half(or less) than the daily recommended amount. You also fallaciously assume that quantity of food eaten, rather than type, and quality is all that matters.chikusho said:Actually, it refers to the restriction of calories in order to lose weight. And its conclusion is that in many cases, not going on a diet is actually healthier for you than going on a diet. Some of which including studies and programs including exercise, even though they didn't look at that particular thing.
Here's the whole thing.
Oh, and here's another thing.
One more thing!
It's completetly possible to keep off a small amount of weight for an extended period of time, but people who actually get to and maintain a healthy weight are like unicorns. Thin, sexy unicorns.
No, the problem is that your body is going to tell you that it's starving until it regains all the lost weight. At that point, all you can do is develop a crippling fear of unhealthy foods to scare yourself out of eating.
If you're following the USDA food pyramid while on one of these so-called "diets" you claim are terrible for maintenance of a healthy weight, you're doing it completely wrong.
This link might help you understand better: http://eatingacademy.com/nutrition/if-low-carb-eating-is-so-effective-why-are-people-still-overweight
An excerpt from that article:
Eating 100 grams of carbs will always leave you feeling hungrier than eating 100 grams of fat or protein. Compounding that problem, eating 100 grams of carbs in the absence of low to moderate exercise will cause you to gain far more weight than eating 100 grams of fat or protein.The formal recommendation of the USDA, AHA, AMA, ADA, and others actually tell us to eat the foods that make approximately two-thirds of us overweight.
Try asking your doctor for help, and you're likely told to eat less food, eat less fat, eat more grains, and exercise more, stupid.
Since approximately 1972, U.S. food policy has almost monotonically been shifting further and further towards all but making it impossible to avoid carbohydrates. Countless books have been written about this topic from many levels from agricultural subsidies to the lobbying powers of those who sell sugar.
So logically the takeaway from this would be: Stop calorie restricting yourself on food that (a)makes you fat, (b)can be nutritionally deficient, and (c)leaves you feeling hungry, and prone to binging later. In other words, stop eating over 100 grams of carbohydrates/sugar a day, exercise moderately(something as simple as walking), eat more healthy fats and protein, and see how difficult it is to maintain a healthy weight.