Thank you to Small Bites reader Vincci Tsui for alerting me to this study published in the latest issue of Health Education & Behavior.
The conclusion of the 4-year-long randomized dietary intervention study?
"Without specific efforts to reduce total energy intake, dietary modification does not reduce obesity or result in long-term weight loss."
Well, knock me over with a feather! I am absolutely SHOCKED.
Believe it or not, my acknowledging that calories play a role in weight management has resulted in some bloggers (who I refuse to link to) labeling me as "way out there" and putting me in the same category as those who advocate eating only raw foods or adopting a fruitarian lifestyle.
According to these people, I'm apparently part of a vast conspiracy to make people overweight and unhealthy.
Does having detractors mean I officially "arrived"?