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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Keeping It Off 

Losing weight is easy - the trick is making sure it stays lost. This has been an area of great interest for some time, not only because people want to be/stay thinner, but also because yo-yo dieting - that is, losing and regaining weight over and over - has been shown even worse for your health than just being overweight.

Preliminary results from an ongoing study of diet types indicates that a low Glycemic Index (GI) diet improves chances of diet compliance, and therefore of keeping it off. The low-GI diet, most famously described in the South Beach Diets, involve cutting out simple sugars, like white bread and flour, in favor of slower ones, like oats and veggies, that have less effect on your metabolism. As usual, these findings make what seems like common sense, but I'm waiting on confirmation before I drastically alter my diet (I tend to eat fairly low GI anyways, by taste, but whatever).

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