Strictly limiting carbohydrates and eating more fat may help the body burn more calories, a new clinical trial shows. Researchers found that among 164 adults in a weight-loss study, those placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals. On average, their bodies used up 250 extra calories per day over 20 weeks. The researchers estimated that over three years, that would translate into an additional 20-pound weight loss for an average-height man. "This study refutes the conventional thinking that it's only calorie-cutting that matters," said senior researcher Dr. David Ludwig. He is co-director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children's Hospital. Instead, he said, the source of those calories may make the difference in whether your metabolism "works with you or against you." According to Ludwig, the findings support a theory called the "carbohydrate-insulin model." The premise is that diets heavy in … [Read more...] about Low-carb diets may be best for losing weight and keeping it off, study finds
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Eat Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Eat | How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight Supported by Adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms. ByAnahad O’Connor Nov. 14, 2018 It has been a fundamental tenet of nutrition: When it comes to weight loss, all calories are created equal. Regardless of what you eat, the key is to track your calories and burn more than you consume. But a large new study published on Wednesday in the journal BMJ challenges the conventional wisdom. It found that overweight adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms. After five months on the diet, their bodies burned roughly 250 calories more per day than people who ate a high-carb, low-fat diet, suggesting that restricting carb … [Read more...] about How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: blood glucose, blood sugar, carbohydrates, diabetes, diabetes science, Diets, food is medicine, goodhealth, grocery cures, hyperglycemia, low carb diet, low carbohydrate, low fat diet, natural remedies, nutrition, Type 2 Diabetes (Natural News) People with Type 2 diabetes will benefit more from eating a low-carb diet than following a low-fat diet, according to a review of evidence published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands found that low-carb diets reduce glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and decrease fasting glucose levels more than low-fat diets. This was concluded after the researchers assessed the findings of 36 trials that compared both diets over a period of four weeks or more in adults with Type 2 diabetes. The low-carb approach included those with a carbohydrate consumption of 40 percent or under of energy intake, while low-fat interventions included … [Read more...] about Low-carb – not low-fat – diets found to be more beneficial for diabetics, study finds
Low-carb diets, including the latest "keto diet," can cause low energy, headaches and questionable safety, with one large recent study showing a 32 percent higher risk of premature death for low-carb dieters. So some people have turned to the more moderate carb cycling.This strategy alters the amount of carbohydrates eaten to maximize sports performance, build muscle and lose fat and weight. Bodybuilders and elite athletes in sports where weight matters have used the approach for years. Only lately has it spread to the public, showing up in health and fitness publications and as a hashtag in more than 350,000 Instagram posts. Compared with low-carb dieting, the theory goes, carb cycling puts the body under less stress and allows more diet flexibility and the physiological perks of carbohydrate-rich foods, such as the benefits of fiber.The system is still theoretical because it's mostly based on research on the effects of low-carb diets or periods of high-carb consumption ("carb … [Read more...] about ‘Carb cycling’ adds a new spin to a low-carbohydrate diet
By Karen D'Souza | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 5, 2018 at 7:37 am | UPDATED: September 5, 2018 at 7:42 am Pasta. Sourdough. Mashed potatoes. If you are one of the legions of dieters out there who have been religiously cutting carbs in an attempt to get lean and fit, you may be surprised by a recent study that showed that low carb diets may not be healthy after all. In fact, they may be unsafe. Research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Germany found that diets very low in carbohydrates may actually increase the risk of premature death over time. Yikes. The author of the study, Professor Maciej Banach, of the Medical University of Lodz, Poland, said: “We found that people who consumed a low carbohydrate diet were at greater risk of premature death. Risks were also increased for individual causes of death including coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer. These diets should be avoided.” The study … [Read more...] about Is a low carb diet dangerous?