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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 07:53 AM

32. And I've lost 78 pounds in a year, 50 in the first six months, doing no such thing

Simply being careful about what you eat, with the particular rule about what you do eat and what you don't being nearly arbitrary, can lead to weight loss. People probably could lose weight by eating only foods that start with a vowel, but that wouldn't prove that initial consonants make us fat.

Of course it's possible you've discovered something that's generally true, or that's at least important to your own particular biology and metabolism, but it's absurd to speak with great certainty that one has discovered a magic bullet based solely on one's own personal experience with something like this, or based on a bunch of anecdotes from a bunch of other people who you can inevitably find online, heartily agreeing that they did the same thing and got the same results -- which, without the discipline of a controlled study, leads to cherry picking data and confirmation bias.

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