Cracking The Fat Riddle

STEVE LISS for TIME

NO PAIN, NO GAIN: Whatever the diet, exercise helps weight loss

Until he hit his fifties, Martin Andrew ran 16 km every evening, played cricket every week and maintained a steady weight of 81 kg. Then the buildings-conservation officer from Haddenham, England, hurt his back, stopped running and found his cricket trousers no longer fit. After five years of feeling fed up with his double chin and the extra 12 kg he had put on — and frustrated that low-calorie diets just left him hungry and no slimmer — he went on the Atkins diet, the famous weight-loss program that seems to defy nutritional wisdom. Most health experts advise you to favor...

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