No one-size-fits-all diet plan exists when it comes to weight loss, according to a new study in the journal of the American medical association.
Researchers looked at four dozen previous trials of overweight and obese adults- a total of more than seven thousand patients. Many participants followed popular name-branded diets, while others followed no diet.
The participants reported their body weight or BMI, or body mass index.
After 6 months, those on low-carb diets and low-fat diets lost approximately the same amount of weight- 18 pounds.. The researchers found those on individually named diets didn't see much of a difference. People who exercised and had support saw increased weight loss.
But after a year, many people stopped losing weight and gained a couple of pounds back.
The study authors have advice for the millions of Americans who attempt to diet: find one that works for you and stick with it...echoing advice from other experts. They say there is not sufficient evidence to recommend any particular diet.