You're welcome on the link. Next time just hit the add a link button, and type it in there.
I just felt that the statement could be read in two different ways, and while you may agree with both thoughts, I disagree, and think that for some individuals there may be one diet to follow always and forever.
I understand the article's push, but a lot of people may just read the one sentence you posted, and think, yeah, I can lose weight on any diet. That may also be true for some, but for others there is no absolute, even the absolute that no one can only lose on one diet.
In theory we should be able to lose on almost any diet that is credible, but our tastes, and body chemistry don't allow us to follow many of them in practice. Not many diets that get rid of hunger, allow me to eat a lot of meat and vegetables. Most of them are high carb, and lower fat, and have things I don't like the taste of, like bread, or noodles. So for me I am limited. Sure I can do Paleo or Atkins, but I consider them to be low carb, not separate diets. The small differences are of no consequence.
I do agree that we have many diets that will work for others. I think Vegans can be quite healthy, if they stick to it. Whole food diets seem pretty good, and work for many.
I just don't think that there is anyone out there who believes their diet will work for 100% of the world, even the people who are pushing them.
Overall though, a good article, and hopefully people read it, even if it is long. Some of the common factors among successful diets are important. They should be obvious, but to many they aren't.
Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 5/31/2013 (11:30)
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4