In the June 21, 2004 issue of TIME magazine, in an article titled The Atkins Ornish South Beach Zone Diet, (pg. 62) Dean Ornish, M.D., covers 13 points of "real convergnce" in the "diet wars."
1. Avoid trans-fatty acids and partially hydrogenated fats ("bad fats")
2. Consume some Omega-3 fatty acids every day ("good fats")
3. Eat fewer "bad carbs" like sugar and white flour
4. Eat more "good carbs" like fruits, vegetables, legumes, and unrefined grains such as whole-wheat flour and brown rice
5. Calories count [as in calorie balance is the only thing that leads to actual weight loss]
6. What you include in your diet is as important as what you exclude
7. Lose weight in a way that enhances health rather than harms it
8. Energy balance is important
9. Exercise more
10. Eat less red meat
11. Begin by making moderate changes in your diet
12. Talk to supliers
13. Choose quality over quantity
Any thoughts/opinions about this?