I stumbled across this story (click here for the story). Basically, people were paid money if they managed to lose bodyweight. And they were more successful than another group of people who were not paid money. But, when they were measured again 9 months later, they had regained most of the weight.
I’ve noticed that when I talk to people about diets, we often end up talking at cross purposes, and they don’t always understand what I’m on about. To your average person, a “diet” means one thing…a short term, drastic change in their eating/drinking habits which they “go on”, in order to lose some weight. When I think about diets, I prefer to use the following definition: