Eat more fat and protein, cut refined carbs

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    Sep 03, 2014 1:29 PM GMT
    More research has come out debunking decades-old medical advice that tells people to cut fat and protein. In this study those who cut refined carbs and increased protein lost weight, lost fat, gained muscle, improved their cholesterol profile, lowered inflammation, and lowered their risk of heart disease. One can eat more fat, including animal fat, so long as one avoids trans-fat.

    "strong evidence that people can sharply reduce their heart disease risk by eating fewer carbohydrates and more dietary fat, with the exception of trans fats. The new findings suggest that this strategy more effectively reduces body fat and also lowers overall weight."

    "In the end, people in the low-carbohydrate group saw markers of inflammation and triglycerides — a type of fat that circulates in the blood — plunge. Their HDL, the so-called good cholesterol, rose more sharply than it did for people in the low-fat group."

    "By the end of the yearlong trial, people in the low-carbohydrate group had lost about eight pounds more on average than those in the low-fat group. They had significantly greater reductions in body fat than the low-fat group, and improvements in lean muscle mass — even though neither group changed their levels of physical activity."
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  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 08, 2014 12:31 AM GMT

    Just another ubiquitous study telling us to again change our diets claiming that they have debunked the low fat high carbs diet. In about another decade, they will have another so called scientific study debunking this data. So I am not going to pay any attention to these publicity seeking guess artists. Instead of getting people to cut certain things out of a diet, it would make more logical sense to get people to eat anything within moderation.
  • vhotti26

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    Oct 07, 2014 6:09 PM GMT
    Not a big reveal, it should be general knowledge that carb intake should be as low as possible to accelerate weight loss. The concept of Insulin and GI has been known for decades, yet this somehow seems to still surprise people...
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    Oct 10, 2014 1:25 AM GMT
    vhotti26 saidNot a big reveal, it should be general knowledge that carb intake should be as low as possible to accelerate weight loss. The concept of Insulin and GI has been known for decades, yet this somehow seems to still surprise people...
    +1

    But there's always that exception for the occasional beer or three.