"Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and Weight Watchers have long competed in the battle of the bulge. But a new analysis concludes that whichever diet people choose, their chances of success are about the same.
Instead, experts said, the old-fashioned advice to cut calories, rather than specific nutrients, seems key to success -- as is burning more calories through exercise."
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We've all heard that a balanced breakfast is a key contributor in shedding unwanted pounds (and in maintaining a healthy weight), but new research out of the University of Alabama found that skipping the first meal of the day doesn't help or hinder weight loss efforts. In breakfast's defense, food choices were left up to study participants, and the effect of breakfast on appetite, body fat and metabolism were not studied. (Click the link above for more in-depth information.)
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THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People trying to lose weight should pay close attention to what they eat during the week, and not worry as much about enjoying themselves during the weekend, a new study suggests.
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