Diets weighed up


“Low carbohydrate diets, such as Atkins, do not work any better than old fashioned calorie counting,” The Daily Telegraph reported. The newspaper said that researchers have found that diets in which starchy foods like potatoes and pasta are restricted work no better than diets that have no carbohydrate restrictions. This large, well conducted study tracked over 800 people assigned to different low-calorie diets for over two years. The weight loss by those on a high carbohydrate diet was not significantly different from those on a low carbohydrate diet. This study appears to show that as long as total calories are reduced, the restriction of specific parts of a diet, such as carbohydrates, fat and protein, does not have an effect.

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Diets weighed up