Doctor reveals faster, safer way to lose weight this eating season

Are you ready for the year end feasts? If you’re trying to work out the best way to shift those
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Doctors say this is a safe way to lose weight.

Are you ready for the year end feasts? If you’re trying to work out the best way to shift those extra festive pounds for the new year, Mayo Clinic physicians say there is a diet that is slightly better than low-fat diets for weight loss in the short-term – the low-carb diet. Studies show that compared with other diets, low-carb diets were effective for weight loss without adverse effects on blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol.

According to an analysis of 41 trials, which evaluated the effects of low-carb diets on weight loss, participants lost between 2.5-9 more pounds than individuals who followed a low-fat diet, reports Medical News Today.

“The best conclusion to draw is that adhering to a short-term low-carb diet appears to be safe and may be associated with weight reduction,” says Dr. Heather Fields, an internal medicine physician at Mayo Clinic and lead researcher on this study.

“However, that weight loss is small and of questionable clinical significance in comparison to low-fat diets. We encourage patients to eat real food and avoid highly processed foods, especially processed meats, such as bacon, sausage, deli meats, hot dogs, and ham when following any particular diet,” she adds.

Dr. Tiffany Lowe-Payne who is an osteopathic family physician, points out that several factors can affect a person’s success with weight loss, including genetics, personal history, and their ability to stick to the diet.

Dr. Lowe-Payne recognises that carbohydrates make up a considerable part of many people’s diets. She also highlights that after 6 months, weight loss is virtually the same for individuals regardless of whether they are on a low-carb or low-fat diet.

For patients who are trying to lower their blood sugar levels or manage insulin resistance, low-carb diets have been shown to be beneficial, Lowe-Payne concludes.

Have you been on a low-carb diet before? What did you eat?

  1. I have been on a Low Carb Healthy Fat (moderate protein) *diet* for 2 years now. It is easy to follow, safe, very effective, sustainable, tasty, and has led to wonderful overall metabolic health improvements in my health. So far, I have lost 36 kg’s, stopped taking all prescription medications, am no longer pre-diabetic, and no longer have fatty liver disease. This is my new normal; I will never go back to my old way of eating – high carb, low fat: It was killing me slowly.

    My advice for those wanting to start out – cut out all potatoes, rice, pasta, flour, packet and processed foods, but especially cut out sugar, and that includes juices. You can do it.

  2. marilyn flynn  

    yet in the last couple of months studies have proved you live longer on a HIGH carb, low protein diet. It certainly is difficult to keep with all this health news. I love carbs so I think i’ll stick to this diet!

  3. Low carb, high carb, who cares?! I simply CANNOT believe people think they’ll lose weight by swallowing some hot new “superfood” or following the latest fancy diet! People , if you are focused on getting thinner , all you gotta do is burn more calories than you consume – tada ! I personally used intermittent fasting, which is designed to do just that , and now my midsection is crazy slim.

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  5. Pamela  

    Find out what the RDI (recommended daily intake) for protein is for you age and sex and try to stick to that, preferably no more, no less.

    That is the amount you need for body growth and maintenance.

    Any less is detrimental to growth and maintenance; any more will wreck your kidneys and other organs.

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