Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat: New Study Reveals Which Diet Is Better for Sustainable Weight Loss (And How to Get Started)
Research Reveals Which Diet Is Best for Losing Weight AND Keeping It Off…
Two super popular diets are the low-fat diet and the low-carb diet. Heard of them?
If you haven’t, let me give you a little bit of background. It’s pretty simple!
A low-fat diet is exactly what it sounds like! It involves eating foods that are low in fat, such as fruits and vegetables.
A low-carb diet is also just what it sounds like. With that one, you’re trying to avoid a ton of carbohydrates, like bread!
One thing that I’ve wondered is: what’s the difference between these two diets? They’re both super popular and pretty straightforward, so is one better than the other?
What Is The Difference Between a Low-Fat Diet & a Low-Carb Diet?
Now, I always assumed that a low-fat diet and a low-carb diet were literally at opposite ends. I mean, how could they be similar?
But, it turns out that I was definitely wrong!TRENDING: Science Reveals Easy, No-Workout Ways to Lose Weight… While You Snooze!
I guess other people were wondering this two, because a study was conducted that compared and contrasted these two diets. What they found might surprise you! (It surprised me.)
These two diets aren’t all that different!
So, basically, this study took a bunch of people and split them into two different groups. For a while, the groups did exactly what they normally do – nothing changed.
Then, they were told to change their diet. The low-fat group lowered their fat intake by 20 grams every day… and the low-carb diet lowered their carb intake by 20 grams per day.
No one counted calories and everyone went to health educators who helped guide them in terms of better eating habits, setting goals, etc.
After a certain amount of time, the participants were told to add some more fats or carbs back into their diet until they found a number that was easy to maintain and healthy. (Because cutting 20 grams every day is a lot, and not necessary!)SPECIAL: What’s REALLY Causing Your Weight Gain, High Blood Pressure & Constant Fatigue (If You’re Over 30 You Need to See This)…
What did this study find?
These two diets aren’t all that different!
Both groups lost about the same amount of weight over the course of a year.
What does this tell us?
Well, the most important thing that a study like this shows is that dieting is LESS important than living a healthy lifestyle! Sure, these people started out “dieting”… however, what they were REALLY doing was changing their lifestyles and becoming healthier people.
I really like this study because it proves that you don’t always need some crazy fad diet that the newest celebrity is doing. You don’t need to starve yourself or go super crazy in any way.
What’s important is changing your habits!
This study is a great example that if you begin to tweak your habits AND have a better mindset, you will have much more success – and that success is more likely to last.
What Is The Best Diet for Sustainable Weight Loss?
So, how do you achieve weight loss that lasts?
1) Maintain a healthy lifestyle:
Finding balance is the most important thing. Dieting shouldn’t be hard or impossible.
I like to remember the phrase “everything in moderation,” because it helps to remind me that things are good (and healthy for your mind) in moderation! This is how you get and keep a healthy lifestyle.BRAND NEW: These Delicious Desserts Can Help You Burn Fat & Lose Weight
2) Eat lots of vegetables:
Veggies have a lot of vitamins and minerals, and they’re super yummy. There are so many to choose from that even if you aren’t a huge fan, I am sure that you will be able to find something that you like.
Adding veggies to your meals every day could help your heart, reduce your risk of cancer, and lower the chance of diabetes!
3) Cook more:
This may sound like a weird suggestion, but cooking and eating more at home is great.
By cooking food yourself, you know exactly what is going into your meal and how you are preparing it. Not only does it give you total control over your food, but it also will make you more aware of exactly what is going into your body!
4) Aim for gradual weight loss:
Having huge spurts of weight shedding isn’t very healthy. You should see this as a marathon, not a sprint.
Ideally, aim for small drops in pounds every week. You are looking for steady, small weight loss because it will be easier for your body to adjust to a healthier lifestyle – which is the most important thing!SPECIAL: New Research Reveals How to Get Your Brain to Tell Your Body to Burn More Fat
One study showed that people who are able to maintain a healthy lifestyle not only lost weight and kept it off, but were also happier and more confident.
So, quit those fad diets and just focus on living healthier. Your body will thank you!
3 Ways to “Supercharge” Your Weight Loss Without Spending a Single Second In The Gym…
Hopefully by now it’s clear that reaching (and maintaining) your goal weight and isn’t about choosing the “best diet”…
It’s about eating healthy and making good lifestyle choices you know you can maintain.
Like I said, it’s all about balance…
And dropping those pounds to hit your goal weight definitely ISN’T about spending hours in the gym.
So, if you want to “supercharge” your weight loss efforts…
Instead of joining your local gym and dedicating your life to the treadmill and weight machines…
Just by doing the normal day-to-day activities you do anyway (like sleeping!).
Yes, I said sleeping can be a tool to burn fat. Check out how it works: