The world of weight loss is filled with myths that leave consumers misguided and overweight. Given the growing number of overweight adults and children there is great urgency for getting things right - especially when it comes to weight loss.
A new study has tacked this issue of weight loss myths and made strong recommendations for evidence-based programs. The studies lead author, Dr. David B. Allison, who directs the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is trying to set the record straight. The study which is published online in the New England Journal of Medicine this month is busting seven major weigh loss myths. Two key insights from the study are: 1. Highly structured diets that provide the food (such as meal replacement shakes and entrees) produce more weight loss. 2. Losing weight slowly does not increase your chances of achieving your weight loss goals.