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Do I lose more weight on a low carbohydrate diet than a low fat diet?


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I think this one is pretty clear, folks. Low carbohydrate diets are superior to low fat diets in terms of overall weight loss. The trick here is to understand that when we say “carb” we’re talking about white flour and white sugar (e.g. bread, donuts, soda, desserts, tortillas, potato chips, pizza, pasta). Other “carbs” like broccoli and cauliflower are essential to healthy eating.


1. Burgess, B et al. PROP Nontaster Women Lose More Weight Following a Low-Carbohydrate Versus a Low-Fat Diet in a Randomized Controlled Trial.Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Oct;25(10):1682-1690. doi: 10.1002/oby.21951. Epub 2017 Aug 25. 2. Mansoor, N. et al. Effects of low-carbohydrate diets v. low-fat diets on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. British Journal of Nutrition. Volume 115, Supplement 3 14 February 2016 , pp. 466-479.


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