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When you think of weight loss and diet, what do you think works better?

* Should we eliminate "bad" carbohydrates like white bread.
* Or should we eliminate fats like oil and fatty meats.

According to a study published in PLoS One by researchers from Harvard and Brigham reviewed trials on diets. Here's some of the things that they found:

-Low carb diets were consistently better at helping patients lose weight than low-fat diets.
-Participants on low-carb diets lost 2.5 pounds more than those on a low-fat diet.
-If you're looking to lose weight, it's better to ditch the bread, not the oil.
-Dieters who ate fewer than 50 grams of carbs per day lost about 8 pounds more than dieters on a low-fat diet.
But this shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Low-carb diets like Atkins and Paleo usually work -- especially when paired with exercise and a calorie deficit. This isn't really new news, but it helps give us a tiny understanding as to how diets work!
I myself have tried low-carb diets, and found good success with it. But I was also combining the low-carb diet with a calorie deficit along with being very active.
What works BEST for me? A well-balanced diet that is made mostly of "real" unprocessed foods like nuts, meats, vegetables and fruits.
@matildajgarrett Food is energy. Calories are energy. You might feel like you're crashing because you're not consuming sugars. It's essentially a sugar withdrawal
yeah, can not do low this or low that diets. They make me have mood swings that stick at vile hatred of humanity. I don't do well with weight loss because of this and previous metabolic problems related to my thyroid. I can do the calories at a deficit, have before, but I have to have some bits of everything.
Low carb diets will eventually make you crash. If you deprive yourself of energy, which carbs are made into, you won't be able to function. Yes, a low/no carb diet is good for weight loss, but you may feel fatigued, tired, and hungry if you go on one.
Oh stahhhhpp it. 馃懜 馃懜 @mchlyang
Yeah, it really does depend on what you're doing. I think that if someone is not very active, they can afford to cut carbs down. However, carbs are valuable to everyone -- we need to learn how to have a balanced diet and also consider deficiencies. @mchlyang
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