New research finds a low-carb diet may be best to keep weight off.By Marianne Wait, for Sharecare
A calorie is a calorie is a calorie.
Or is it?
A new study has put yet another notch in the belt of the low-carb diet, giving people trying to lose weight or keep it off a new reason to pass on pasta and embrace steak this summer.
In the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers pitted three diets against each other to see which one would help people maintain weight loss over the long term -- often the hardest part of losing weight, in part because a slimmer body burns fewer calories.
One was the classic low-fat fat diet, rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables and getting 60% of its calories from carbs. The second was a moderately low-carb, low-glycemic index diet getting 40% of its calories from carbs (it replaced some grains and starchy vegetables with good fat and low-glycemic vegetables, legumes, and fruits). The third was an extreme low-carb diet reminiscent of the original AtkinsRead More »from For Keeping Weight Off, a Low-Carb Diet Wins