DIET WITH LASTING RESULTS


Diet With Lasting Results

How many diets have you tried over the years? If that number is roughly equal to the number of times the weight has crept back, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association should be of interest. Researchers compared the effects of a low fat diet to a low glycemic index (GI) diet and low carb program. In addition to being the easiest plan to stick with, the low-GI diet produced the best results.

Both the low carb and low-GI diet reduced the post-meal surge in blood sugars better than the low fat diet, but the low-GI diet accomplished this without the stress and inflammation typically associated with low carb dieting. The low-GI diet was also more effective for burning calories after the metabolism has slowed from initial weight loss.

True Strength Moment: In the long run, studies have shown that only 1 in 10 people are able to keep the pounds off after experiencing initial success with weight loss. The low-GI diet used for this study served up 40% of daily calories from carbohydrates with a low glycemic index. Just 20% came from protein with the remaining 40% of calories derived from healthy fats.

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