and the Zone head-to-head. It turned out that tested against usual care, Weight Watchers was the most consistent — helping people lose an average of 8 to 13 pounds in the first year. Only one trial tested South Beach — a lower-carb diet — and it “With such a small number of trials looking at each diet and their South Beach and Zone diets. If nothing else, Professor Eisenberg concluded that there are not enough good quality studies into what actually works for weight loss, and that at this “From our results, no weight-loss diet came across as a clear winner,” said study leader South Beach, Weight Watchers and the Zone. All of the trials lasted at least one year, and most compared one commercial program against “usual care Weight Watchers and Zone diets to check how effective they are at helping people lose weight and cut their risk of developing heart disease. The longest diet studies the researchers analysed lasted for two years, and results were only available for the Weight Watchers and the Zone diets. What they found is that none of the four diets led to dramatic weight loss. No diet was significantly better than the others at keeping the weight off for more than a year. What the research found was that each of the focus on sustained weight loss at >12 months. They selected four representative, popular, commercial diets: three low-carbohydrate diets (Atkins, South Beach, and Zone) and the Weight Watchers calorie-restricted diet and behavior-modification plan. .
Weight Watchers was better than average, but after a year, Zone, Weight Watchers and Atkins produced similar results on average for weight loss. After two years, some lost weight was put back on again by people on the Weight Watchers or Atkins diet. popular diets that are available to people who want to lose weight,” she told MedPage Today. “More precisely, the three book-based diets (Atkins, South Beach, and Zone) have all achieved bestseller status, and Weight Watchers, another leading popular diet Zone and usual care suggest that all four result in a modest weight loss at one year, as did those in the control group who received the usual care. Those on the Atkins diet lost an average 4.6 to 10.3 pounds; Weight Watchers participants lost an average 6 “Although North Americans spend millions of dollars in the weight loss industry, available data are conflicting and insufficient to identify one popular diet as being more beneficial than the others,” the researchers wrote. “Interventions that include .