20 April 12 Why Smart Eating, Exercise and MyNetDiary Work for Weight Loss

Fad diets are so out of the loop, at least according to a new study published online in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center analyzed data from over 4,000 obese people who participated in a survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention between 2001 - 2006.

The study looked at how these individuals tried and succeeded at losing weight. Those who were most successful did two very simple things: ate less fat and exercised. A significant number of people also lost weight when they joined a structured weight loss plan, crediting the importance of guidance.

However, those who didn’t lose weight were the ones who participated in a variety of fad diets (liquid diets, nonprescription weight loss pills, diet foods/products, etc.).

More than a third of Americans are obese, and 50-70 percent of them are trying to lose weight. And just a 5 percent reduction in weight can improve one’s health.

MyNetDiary members benefit from having support and structure through the RD-moderated Community Forum and many articles published here on the blog and through the MyNetDiary website. We encourage simple, healthy eating and active lifestyles, all tracked through our web or mobile apps. We don’t encourage fad diets or “lose weight fast” mentalities.

We hope you’ve had great success using MyNetDiary. Please keep sharing with us your success stories. And if haven’t yet done so, we always appreciate a review of our mobile applications. They really do help us make them as useful as we can!

Ryan Newhouse

Ryan Newhouse is the Marketing Director for MyNetDiary and writes for a variety of publications. He wants you to check out MyNetDiary on Instagram!

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