Saturday, January 23, 2010

Diet Secret #11: Complexity matters.

Cognitive scientists from Indiana University compared the dieting behavior of women following two radically different diet plans and found that the more complicated people thought their diet plan was, the sooner they were likely to drop it.

"For people on a more complex diet that involves keeping track of quantities and items eaten, their subjective impression of the difficulty of the diet can lead them to give up on it," reported Peter Todd, professor in IU's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

FACT: The longer you can adhere to your diet plan, the more successful you will be long-term with their weight loss maintenance. The more like rocket science one's diet plan feels, the less likely that long-term adherence and maintenance is to succeed.

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