YOU HAVE TO wonder—after seeing all these trendy diets (keto, Paleo, Whole30) cycle through their popularity’s rise and fall—does any diet work?
Not really—at least according to the research.
“There is no one most effective diet to promote weight loss,” found a 2020 study published in the journal Nutrition. Yes, the researchers did acknowledge that “In the short term, high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets, and intermittent fasting are suggested to promote greater weight loss and could be adopted as a jumpstart.” (So, Paleo, keto, IF.)
“However, owing to adverse effects, caution is required,” the study goes on to read. “In the long term, current evidence indicates that different diets promoted similar weight loss and adherence to diets will predict their success.”
In short, there’s nothing magical about any one diet. Only diet adherence indicates success.
And when a diet is really restrictive, really complex, and really stressful to follow—as almost all trendy diets are—adherence can feel impossible.
So what if you took away all the restrictions? What if you simplified everything? What if you smash all the stress and find peace with eating?
That’s the foundation to the four-week plan to eating with purpose that follows. The guide, designed by Abby Langer, R.D., author of Good Food, Bad Diet, addresses your mental health as it relates to food and eating.
Which means, in just four weeks, you can deprogram from any diet you may have been on in the past while also moving toward an enhanced mindset that’ll help you eat better—for the long term.
All you really need to do now, is download the plan.
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Paul is the Food & Nutrition Editor of Men’s Health. He’s also the author of two cookbooks: Guy Gourmet and A Man, A Pan, A Plan.
Abby Langer, RD is the owner of Abby Langer Nutrition, a Toronto-based nutrition consulting and communications company.