Many believe that the best way to get in shape is to eat less fat, but more starch and protein. Alongside some exercise routine this outght to have been the way to shedding pounds. Never would it have been believed that by eating 80% of good fats and protein and 20% of starches would help to lose significantly more weight than eliminating as much fat as possible.
Researchers at John Hopkins hospital studied that weight loss was more effective on a study group following a low-carb diet than their counterparts on a low-fat diet. The low-carb diet group lost 10 pounds more than the low-fat diet group. This indicates that a diet higher in good fat content and protein is more effective than a low-fat diet, although it is said that both a low-carb and a low-fat diet reduces inflammation and potential heart disease.
Carbohydrates is crucial for various reasons, such as being the main fuel source providing energy for the body to function, breathe and remain active. Despite the many controversies, carbohydrates are essential to control weight and must therefore be chosen as an essential part of healthy nutrition.
While a low-carb diet would cut down on carb, it is essential for the body to continue being fueled through sources of healthy fat. Studies have shown that a low carb, high fat diet, which includes foods such as avocados, palm oils, meat, fish, supplements such as Omega-3, can be more effective for weight loss.