Nutrition

Slow down the calorie counting: Personalized diets could be the future of healthy eating, study suggests

Slow down the calorie counting: Personalized diets could be the future of healthy eating, study suggests

People often speak about fad diets the way they speak about exes: intensely, specifically, intimately. Atkins, Dukan, Paleo, baby food. None last, though lasting is promised, and all feed a cycle of shame for the dieter, who can never seem to make it work.

According to a recent study led by researchers from King’s College London, Massachusetts General Hospital and nutritional science company ZOE: it’s not you, it’s them. The research, which ZOE founder and Kings College professor Tim Spector expect to be peer-reviewed by the end of the year, hints that one-size-fits-all diets are often doomed to fail.

The study measured 1,100 U.K. and U.S. adults, 60 percent of whom were...

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