There Are No Magic Diets

February 28, 2009

Finally! A diet study that makes sense!

This week the New England Journal of Medicine published a study comparing four different types of weight loss diets-
* A low-fat, average-protein diet
* A low-fat, high-protein diet
* A high-fat, average-protein diet
* A high-fat, high-protein diet

All of the four diets used in the study had the same personalized calorie-reduction goals and were heart healthy- low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in dietary fiber. All of the study participants were either overweight or obese and had to keep a food diary, attend group counseling sessions, reduce calorie intake, and do at least 90 minutes of exercise per week for approximately 3 years.

The results found that REGARDLESS of diet type, participants lost an average of 13 pounds in 6 months and maintained a 9-pound loss after 2 years. Also, there were improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors in all four regimes.

For years, dietitians have been telling their clients that there is no magic formula for weight loss.

balance_plate2It’s a simple equation…energy intake < energy expenditure = weight loss. It doesn’twoman_running matter which proportion of carbohydrate, protein and fat you choose….it’s the total calories that count!

Most importantly, find a regime that works best for you!


One Response to “There Are No Magic Diets”

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