Diet and weight loss; its the quality of the diet that counts according to the NY Times.

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Diet and weight loss; its the quality of the diet that counts according to the NY Times. Diet and weight loss plans don't always work. To keep the weight off, it takes a change in our lifestyle and how we eat.  This sensible wisdom is often not followed, as many of us yo yo up and down the scale. Selling diets and diet books is a great business because people rarely change the way they eat afterword.  The problem is that according to the JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association}, most diets do not work because they contain sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods. According to JAMA, " if we eliminated grains, refined foods and sugars, and forgot about micromanaging our portions, we lose the weight and keep it off. They presented data that showed that a better quality diet was the key to losing weight and keeping it off." This is opposite of what we commonly see in todays American diet. According to Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts , American's should avoid processed foods that are made with refined starches and added sugar, like bagels, white bread, refined flour and sugary snacks and beverages. These are regular staples of today's American eating habits. Check out the article here The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds By ANAHAD O’CONNOR FEB. 20, 2018 Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume. But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while concentrating on eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods — without worrying about counting calories or limiting portion sizes — lost significant amounts of weight over the course of a year. Read more Another author has recommendations regarding losing weight and keeping it off without resorting to the diet.  Check out their weight loss tips here.