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Is the Quality of Calories More Important Than Quantity? #TheFitHappyMinute


from myfitnesspal blog

When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s almost impossible to bite into a rice cake without being offered diet advice: Cut carbs, limit fat, drink shakes, you name it. Is one approach better than another? Christopher Gardner, Ph.D., a professor of medicine at Stanford University, wanted to find out. You might be surprised to hear that the quality of your calories matters.


Research published in JAMA compared the effectiveness of low-carb and low-fat diets for weight loss. Researchers followed 609 overweight adults for 12 months and discovered that, on average, dieters in both groups lost similar amounts of weight: Those following a low-fat diet lost 11.7 pounds while those following a low-carb diet lost 13.2 pounds.





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