I am often asked “what is the best weight loss diet” to which I reply “the one you can follow for the rest of your life” because, honestly, that’s what it takes. Most people who lose weight by dieting will regain all the weight they have lost within five years unless they follow a fairly rigid and controlled diet.
Personally, I don’t recommend dieting AT ALL but if you really want to know which diet is best, read on. I am pasteing in a blog article by Dr. Asker Jeukendrup of My Sport Science, who summed it up nicely (blue text):
What’s the ‘best’ weight loss diet? Tough question right? I’ve been thinking a lot about this recently especially in light of some things I’ve read on twitter, blogs, Facebook, Tumblr… there are certainly a lot of opinions out there and everyone is convinced they’re right and that their diet is best/better/bestest!