Low Fat or Low Carb: What's Better for Weight Loss?
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.