Thats according to a new survey from About.com, which reveals that 25 percent of dieters have tried dieting 20 different times, with some testing up to 20 different diets.
And with 60 percent of people putting back the pounds once they drop the diet, Dr. Kate Grossman, medical director for About.com, says theres a plan to combat the chowing and all it takes is common sense and counting.
Dr. Grossman says, Our bodies are designed to help people survive a famine, not to survive in the age of overabundance. Someone going on 20 diets is surprisingly not surprising. A lot of people see dieting as a temporary solution, like losing weight for a wedding. But it requires patience.
And as part of a pound-shedding plan, About.com has designed caloriecount.about.com, which allows the overweight to overhaul simply by crunching the numbers.
Grossman says, Its a tool to combat fad diets. At the end of the day you have to run off more calories than you take in. It helps people get back to basics.
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