The truth about low fat and low carb diets
I'm here to tell you a secret about diet programs that most people won't tell you.
Are you ready?
Here it comes:
They all work for weight loss
It sounds crazy right? A recent study backs this up: Low fat vs low carb study
Participants in the study were put on either a low fat or low carb diet. Average weight loss for both groups was about 18 pounds over a 6 month period compared to people who did not follow a diet.
Why is that? Two reasons: reduced calorie intake and consistency.
When you restrict something in your diet: fat, carbs, sugar, etc... more times than not you will lose weight. Because you wind up eating less total calories after you take out the fat, carb, or sugar based foods.
When you take in less calories consistently over time, you lose weight. A pound of fat weighs 3500 calories. So if you take 500 calories out of your diet, then you would lose a pound a week.
I DO NOT endorse cutting out carbs or fat. They both provide unique things that your body needs.
I DO endorse getting rid of junk fats and junk carbs. Eating almonds before Almond Joys, that type of deal
If you are looking to lose weight, you need to cut down on the calories and junk food. You don't have to cut down on carbs and fat.
The more you can cook and prepare your own meals made from whole foods that come from the Earth, the healthier and leaner you will be.
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