Health The keto diet is one of the hottest weight-loss strategies today. That’s not surprising—who wouldn’t want to lose weight fast without counting calories or feeling hungry? But it’s not without controversy: Yes, you can eat all the fatty foods you want, but the tradeoff is the extreme restriction of carbohydrates: bread, potatoes, even fruit. Keto dieters are advised to keep carbs to just 10 percent of their daily intake. More and more studies show that low-carb diets are an effective way to lose weight: A 2018 report out of Framingham State University found that after five months on a low-carb, high-fat diet, overweight adults burned about 250 more calories daily than people who ate a high-carb, low-fat diet. The keto diet in particular has a number of famous adherents, including Halle Berry, Katie Couric and Gwyneth Paltrow. Kourtney Kardashian blogged about doing keto, calling it “a really positive experience.” And keto-friendly … [Read more...] about Is the Keto Diet Safe? Keto Foods, Benefits and Side Effects
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Candice Choi Associated Press January 02, 2019 NEW YORK — Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas?If you’re planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you’re sure to find a fierce debate online and among friends and family about how best to do it. It seems like everyone has an opinion, and new fads emerge every year.Two major studies last year provided more fuel for a particularly polarizing topic — the role carbs play in making us fat. The studies gave scientists some clues, but, like other nutrition studies, they can’t say which diet — if any — is best for everyone. RELATED: Whole30 promises to reset your WholeLife. Does it? Advertisement That’s not going to satisfy people who want black-and-white answers, but nutrition research is extremely difficult and even the most respected studies … [Read more...] about Trying to lose weight in 2019? Here’s what the latest dieting studies say
For many, the start of the new year signals the start of a new diet. But what's the best way to eat if you want to lose weight? For overall healthy eating, the best diet plan is the Mediterranean diet, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual diet review. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was ranked second on the magazine's overall Best Diets 2019 list, followed by the Flexitarian plan. All three plans focus on eating a mostly plant-based diet (veggies, fruits and whole grains), healthy fats and lean protein sources. "I hope these rankings steer people in the direction of doing something healthful," said nutritionist Samantha Heller of NYU Langone Health in New York City. "I wish though, that we weren't so obsessed with weight loss and diets, per se. I wish the focus was on adopting a healthy lifestyle, like eating a more plant-based diet, getting regular exercise, getting enough sleep and managing stress, all of which help us live a better quality of … [Read more...] about Experts Reveal the Best Diets for 2019
AFTER overindulging on the sweets and stuffing during the festive period, the trousers must feel a bit tighter. We explain what some of the best diets are to kick-start losing all the weight that has been put on over Christmas. The Dukan diet This is a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet. There are four phases to the diet and there is no limit to how much you can eat as long as you stick to the rules. In the first phase, which last five days, requires eating lean protein such as chicken, turkey, eggs, fat-free dairy and fish. Phase one also bans vegetables and restricts fat. The next three phases slowly introduce fruit, vegetables, carbs and eventually all foods. There's no time limit to the final phase, which involves having a protein-only day once a week and taking regular exercise. The British Dietetic Association says this isn’t a long-term diet because it is not nutritionally balanced and it warns about getting bored quickly with the lack of variety.The Paleo diet It is … [Read more...] about What’s the best January diet for losing all the weight you put on over Christmas?
Add a chef, a dietitian and a doctor in a University of Central Florida kitchen. Mix in a group of medical students. Blend to create a culinary medicine course.The course is a combination of white coats in a non-traditional setting that’s becoming more common in U.S. medical schools as a recipe to combat the obesity epidemic and other chronic diseases.“We have limited time to counsel patients about nutrition and healthy eating, but we haven’t been taught how to discuss these topics with our patients efficiently and effectively in the time that we do have,” said Dr. Robert Karch, a pediatrician at Nemours Children’s Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at UCF College of Medicine. “The goal is to teach medical students how to better communicate and counsel patients on healthy cooking and healthy eating at home,” said Karch, who helped implement the course at UCF, where he directs the medical nutrition curriculum.The program was first … [Read more...] about UCF medical school starts culinary medicine course