#154 Satisfaction with the diet increased week by week.

#189 … their good feelings about being on the diet … increased week by week.  – Krista Varady
QUOTE “Satisfaction with the diet increased week by week. Meanwhile, over the eight weeks of the study, satisfaction with the Every-Other-Day Diet went up and up. Using the same 0 to 100 scale, the study participants reported a satisfaction level of 35 in the first weeks of the diet, but a satisfaction level of 50 by week eight. In other words, their good feelings about being on the diet—and no doubt their pride in the results as pounds kept peeling off—increased week by week. I’m pretty sure you’ll have the same experience.” [1]
QUOTE “Tip 3: Count Your Calories—Not! One of the wonderful features of the Every-Other-Day Diet is that it’s incredibly easy to follow: all you do is eat 500 calories on Diet Day and whatever you want on Feast Day. I’ve never talked to a single person who really likes calorie counting, even with the new smartphone apps that make the process a little easier, like Lose It! or MyFitness Pal.” [2]
QUOTE “We prepared the foods for both groups, to guarantee their fat content. The results: The folks eating high-fat foods on Diet Day lost MORE weight than those eating a low-fat diet! That’s right: after eight weeks on the diet, those eating high-fat foods had lost more weight than those eating low-fat food—9.5 pounds, compared to 8.2 pounds. They had trimmer tummies. Both low- and high-fat groups trimmed nearly 3 inches off their waistlines. Dietary fat didn’t make anybody fatter. They had healthier hearts. Both groups had healthy decreases in total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. My scientific conclusion: “An alternate-day fasting/high-fat diet is equally effective as an alternate-day fasting/low-fat diet in helping obese subjects lose weight and improve coronary heart disease risk factors,” I wrote in the journal Metabolism. Why did the people eating a high-fat diet lose more weight? Well, they were slightly less likely to go off the diet on Diet Day, cheating 13% of the time, compared to 22% for the low-fat dieters. And I think it’s likely they stuck to the diet because it was high-fat and therefore more enjoyable and satisfying. Bottom line: The Every-Other-Day Diet works even if you eat high-fat foods on Diet Day. When it comes to weight loss, it’s not fat that makes the difference. Or carbohydrates. Or protein. It’s calories. Stick to the 500-calorie limit on Diet Day and you will lose weight.” [3]

NOTE – What does it say?

My takeaway: 

What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems are addressed?
What questions do you have?
What solution or hope does it offer?

What does it say that we need to obey?
What would a camera see if this happened?
Who needs to hear this?
What are the actual steps that I would take?

[1] Quote from “The Every-Other-Day Diet: The Diet That Lets You Eat All You Want (Half the Time) and Keep the Weight Off” by Krista Varady and Bill Gottlieb.

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