I don’t mean to just be a clearing house for links, but this article – “Total Rethink Needed on Dieting – scientists” – caught my eye this morning. It doesn’t strike me as a total re-think, it actually strikes me as something that the more serious weight loss programs have been upfront about but that the more consumer-oriented programs often neglect to mention – that as your weight drops, your baseline metabolic rate drops with it so you need to recalculate. But, it could be that I’ve skimmed too quickly and need to go back and re-read a little more thoroughly.
I haven’t had a chance to play with the simulator linked in the article yet, but I’m curious if any of you have had the opportunity, and what your thoughts are on it. (You’ll need to allow the applet access to your computer to load it, but it seems legit and upfront to me – it’s coming from the National Institutes of Health and US Dept of Health and Human Services).