Neurons saidI don't think you need to eat healthy to lose weight. Well, not strictly healthy. I mean, last summer I was 200lbs and I cut down my eating and ate at proper times and I lost 35lbs in two months. :S
Neferti saidI think most "normal" people have been conditioned that it takes some sort of special diet to lose fat and eat healthy. And by special diet I mean one that totally eliminates one whole food group (thanks Drs. Atkins and Pritikin). Every fad diet that comes and goes essentially does this or promotes some stupid principle like food combining. It's not going to be a very long or successful book if it can be simply told to dieters to "count calories". Which is why Weight Watchers is such a successful program in long term fat loss and then maintenance because the points system does teach calorie counting.
As for why bodybuilders and fitness people think that you can't lose fat except on a diet of broccoli, egg whites and chicken breast is a whole other issue. Mostly because of the pussies never prosper mentality and if it a diet isn't painful then it can't work.
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