In the ongoing debate on whether fat is the enemy of waistlines and healthy hearts, an in-depth study may have the answer: if you want to lose weight and be healthier, opt for a low-carb diet over a low-fat one.
“I think the role of exercise in weight loss is highly overrated,” says Marc Reitman, chief of the diabetes, endocrinology and obesity branch of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, or NIDDK. “I think it’s really great for being healthy, but I’m a strong believer that overeating is what causes obesity. To exercise your way out of overeating is impossible.”
A recent study released from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has shown a strong correlation between tryptophan and gut health. Inflammation in the body is often associated with a higher risk for disease and weight gain. This has encouraged diets such as the Paleo food movement or anti-grain diets to become more prevalent. The side effects of improved health, mood, and weight loss have been enough of a reason for a large portion of the population to make strict food changes.
Studies have shown that 97 percent of dieters regain everything they lost, plus some, within three years. This has been my reality all my life. I have tried every diet, and I have lost some weight, but I always regain it again, and usually more than I lost. And it doesn’t take me 3 years […]
The minute a beach vacation, a high school reunion or a friend’s wedding pops up on the calendar, we immediately wage war on carbohydrates.
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The low-fat low carb controversy rages on, but for people with higher risk of cardiovascular disease, this article explains the benefits of a low-fat diet. Keep it interesting!
“The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute created the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet especially for people with high levels of LDL (the bad cholesterol).
Even though TLC was issued more than a decade ago, its recommendations still hold true today, says Libby Mills, a nutritionist in the Philadelphia area and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.”
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes diet places limits on sodium, dietary cholesterol, and total calories.
Source: A Sample Menu for a Low-Fat Diet
It’s a common enough scenario. A vegetarian has been invited to a friend’s place for dinner. The host forgets that the guest is a vegetarian, and places a pork chop in front of her. What is she to do?