Thursday, January 27, 2011

After 150 years of fad diets, still no quick fix

It seems little has changed, we still want to lose weight without addressing the simple causes of weight gain. The NZ Herald has carried this syndicated article "Before modern weight loss diets, there was William Banting. He invented the low-carb diet of 1863. Even then Americans were trying out advice that urged fish, mutton or 'any meat except pork' for breakfast, lunch and dinner - hold the potatoes, please. It turns out our obsession with weight and how to lose it dates back at least 150 years." Read more ...

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