I was reading the news on the web this morning and ran across this little tid bit.
"As the world grapples with rising obesity, millions have turned to popular diets like Atkins, Zone and Ornish that tout the benefits of one nutrient over another.
Some previous studies have found that low carbohydrate diets like Atkins work better than a traditional low-fat diet. But the new research found that the key to losing weight boiled down to a basic rule — calories in, calories out."
you can read the whole article here.
Apparently when losing weight, it's not what kind of diet you chose, (Atkins, Weight Watchers, etc.) but calories in versus calories burned. Now I've been saying this for years! And I'll be the first one to tell you it's harder than it looks. We don't realize how many calories we consume in a day. Remember, I'm currently on a weight loss mission, and am doing good. Slow, but good. And it is basically watching calorie intake, and trying to burn more. And I'm getting close. Maybe a couple more weeks, I'll have that before, (ick!) and an after pic.