I’m off for the weekend.

Well, I’m getting ready to leave for the weekend. I’ll post again on Sunday. Thanks for all the encouraging comments that everyone has left! I will do my best this weekend. I want to leave you with this article that backs up what I always say about calories. And, by the way, Roni answers a question in the way I think is right-on in this video in here answer to A Calorie is A Calorie.

Here’s the article cut-and-pasted and a link to it. It’s from SparkPeople:

New Study Spills the Secret to Weight Loss

A major study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals the real secret to weight loss.

For two years, 811 overweight participants followed one of four reduced-calorie diets-low carb, high carb, low protein or high protein-so researchers could determine the best formula for weight loss. They exercised for 90 minutes a week and tracked their calories online, too. A funny thing happened: All of the participants lost weight! What they ate didn’t seem to matter, but healthy habits like portion control and tracking calories helped them drop an average of nine pounds and two inches off their waists.

What does this mean for you? No more food combining, no low-carbing, no giving up your favorite foods, no special “diet” foods or food restrictions–eat whatever you want (within your calorie range) and you can still lose weight. This study supports what SparkPeople has encouraged for years: track your food, eat all foods in moderation and develop healthy lifestyle habits, like portion control, that you can live with forever. We know it works and so do the millions of people who have lost weight at SparkPeople.com.

Each month, more than 2 million people use SparkPeople’s free tools, Community, and resources to lose weight and get healthier. And every day, our members track more than one million foods on their free Nutrition Trackers, making SparkPeople.com’s food tracker the most popular in the world! You set the rules; we just provide the tools to help support you along the way.

Help us Spread the Spark by forwarding this email to your friends and family members. Let them know that SparkPeople’s tools and sensible approach can help them reach their goals, too!

Click here to learn more about this study, and read about the secrets of successful SparkPeople members.

To Your Health!

  1. #1 by Lola on March 1, 2009 - 10:42 pm

    Thanks for the article! I’ve been tracking my food on my own spreadsheet for 23 weeks. It feels bizare to be doing it that long, but now, its just habit. It almost feels weird to NOT do it. And, it has definitely helped.

  2. #2 by Klaus on April 18, 2013 - 4:28 pm

    You’re so interesting! I do not believe I have read a single thing like that before. So good to find someone with original thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is required on the web, someone with some originality!

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