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Why diets fail: eating more, moving less
  1. Ruben Meerman,
  2. Andrew Brown
  1. School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Mr Ruben Meerman, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, High Street, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia; rubenmeerman{at}me.com

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We thank Dr Welsby for reminding readers that weight loss occurs by the excretion of atoms, not energy (calories).1 However, we worry that his inchoate hypothesis will only add further confusion to an area that already bewilders the general public and health professionals alike. The majority of doctors, dietitians and personal trainers we surveyed believed …

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