It turns out that Peer-Pressure wins out in the end!
I knew I should have done what all the Cool Kids were doing. Damn!
Weight Watchers comes out as CR’s highest rated diet for its simplicity and high retention rate. Those weekly indoctrination meetings with free Kool-aid seem to help also.
SlimFast was their second choice based on convenience. –If it’s at every 7-11 next to the Chee-Tos, I guess it’s hard to fall off the wagon, eh?
Shockingly, the most difficult and technical diets got lower marks for people eventually bailing on them.
It seems odd for reviewers to call ‘the Zone’ high protein, because it has so much fat in it.
Out of the ones on the list, I’ve tried 2. They were fair. The average calorie #s on CR’s chart look a little low. If you put your body into starvation mode, it could backfire.
Of all variables, simplicity and just the ability to keep people on the plan were the biggest deciding Factors
*Consumer Reports charges for access and MSNBC has a good synopsis, so…:
Photo Credits: “Rock Piles 1”, by Lars Sundstrom
Consumer Reports-Diet Reviews