2 years ago10,000+ Views

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.
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Oh stahhhhpp it. 馃懜 馃懜 @mchlyang
2 years agoReply
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.
2 years agoReply
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.
2 years agoReply
Definitely! I can do a low carb -- as long as I am getting enough protein and fat. I don't really care for carbs that much. Things that cause me mood swings is a diet that removes red meat lol. At the end of the day, balance is everything. @Retalissa
2 years agoReply
@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
2 years agoReply