Every diet has a different way of functioning. High carbs, low fat, carb balance. There are tons of diets out there, but research shows that no matter how you do it; the bottom line is calories. You must eat less calories then you burn to lose!
Cutting calories key to weight loss
Cutting calories is the key to weight loss regardless of whether a diet emphasizes fat, protein, or carbohydrates, reported the New York Times yesterday on a study published in the New England Journal of Medicinethis week. In the largest controlled study of its kind, reseachers put more than 800 overweight adults on one of four diets that reduced calories through different combinations of fat, carbohydrates, and protein. After two years, every diet group had lost—and regained—about the same amount of weight regardless of what diet had been assigned.
The lesson here: people lose weight if they lower calories, but it does not matter how. “It really does cut through the hype,” said Dr. Frank M. Sacks, the study’s lead author and professor of cardiovascular disease prevention at the Harvard School of Public Health. “It gives people lots of flexibility to pick a diet that they can stick with.”
In our recent survey on dieting, we found that getting slim—and staying there—takes more than watching fat or carbs alone. Successful dieters swear by a variety of healthful behaviors to maintain weight loss, such as exercise, portion control, and eating more fruits and vegetables, combined with realistic expectations. One weight-loss strategy that is conspicuously absent from the recommendations: going low-carb.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)