Thursday, February 26, 2009
CNN Article on Best Diets Features Former Vegetarian
Check out this CNN.com article titled "Low-fat? Low carbs? Answering best diet question." The article reported that Harvard School of Publiic Health and Pennington Biomedical Research Center conducted a study of four popular diets - high carb, high fat, low-fat, and high protein - to determine which resulted in more weight loss success. While all were successful in helping study participants lose weight, researchers concluded that calorie reduction was the real key.
This article caught my attention because it featured a woman, a former vegetarian, who began eating meat again 6 years ago to meet the demands of a high protein diet to lose weight quickly. Although she abandoned the Atkins diet 7 months later, she and her fiance recently decided to give Atkins another try. Her reason? She said it would be nice to look slimmer in her wedding photos. She did say, however, that her going on Atkins would be temporary, and that vegetarianism is where she wants to be the rest of her life. Let's hope that will be the case for her.