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A low fat or low carbohydrate diet: Which is it? The DIETFITS study

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FOOD, FACTS and FADS

Will this debate ever end ?- there is hope after reading this study. The results were not so new – other studies have shown similar results.

This study showed that it made little difference whether a dieter chooses a low fat or low carbohydrate diet, but it was the quality of the foods in both groups that resulted in a meaningful weight loss instead of dwelling on calorie restriction. The low carbohydrate group had a larger loss, but the differences were not significant.

The weight loss range was substantial -some losing a lot of weight while a few even gained weight on both of the diets. The distribution curve was startlingly similar between the groups.

This study scored a win for whole foods rather than consuming highly processed foods. Refined carbohydrates are still defined as “junk” so sugar and flour more than likely are not very good food choices for…

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One thought on “A low fat or low carbohydrate diet: Which is it? The DIETFITS study

  1. The Debate continues as to whether a low carb diet or a low fat diet is the best approach to weight loss. There is a long history of both diets and you can find an interesting article about the promotiion of the low carb/high fat diet HERE at. http://hopefulgeranium.blogspot.com/2013/11/dr-richard-mackarness-meets-low-carb.html as early as 1958.

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