Farewell to (Diet) Fads!

Imagine a world where diet pills, potions and the weight loss fad-of-the-moment are a thing of the past. In fact, people have dropped the word “diet” and embrace balance and moderation! We may be dreaming, but the results of a recent weight loss study published by the LA Times are encouraging for those in favor of sensible eating.┬áCheck out the full article here.

Results from over 4,000 participants were surprisingly… not surprising at all (to 80Biters, at least)! The #1 method used by people who had successfully kept weight off? Simply eating less.

And what didn’t work for hopeful dieters? Drinking more water topped the list of weight loss methods that failed. And of course, all those pills, potions and quick fixes were recipes for failure as well.

The moral of this story is that slow and steady does indeed win the race. Time and again, simply putting down your fork (or bottle of Evian) is the surest way to long-term weight loss.