low carb or low fat diet?
Topic: low carb or low fat diet?
November 14, 2019 / By Lynne Question:
I'm an older woman who's metabolism has taken a nose dive and looking to drop a few lbs. Is it better to go on a low fat/low calorie diet or a low carb diet.
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Keeley | 9 days ago
The low fat, calorie counting diet has been shown to be very ineffective at sustained weight loss. It's popular because so many companies have a vested interest in keeping it in the forefront of peoples minds when they think about losing weight, but it has a dismal record of success. You're much more likely to have lasting results if you do a more low carb, higher (good) fat diet along the lines of a primal or paleo approach. You don't have to be religious about it to get results, but that's the direction that really seems to work. This is a good website for basic information to get you started:
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create emergency packs filled with healthy foods such as nuts fruits or sliced vegetables to help you avoid unhealthy temptations
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Low carb is certainly best. Remember it is low carb, high fat. The fat content makes food taste great and the fat won't make you fat - it helps your body to actually burn body fat. It's a very easy and tasty diet if you replace carbs with fat.
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I think low carb. I'm not saying go full-on Atkinson, but high protein diets that focus on whole grains and healthy carbs like fruits and vegetables are more conducive to weight loss. For one, you will feel fuller on a high protein diet. I eat something like a turkey hotdog in the morning (I know it's weird but whatever) and it keeps me full a lot longer than if I have cereal. As a result, you're not as likely to over-eat, and of course, higher protein diets help support muscle development which can raise your metabolism.
In fact, I would suggest weight lifting. Weight lifting helps support a strong skeleton and musculature, which is important obviously to prevent osteoporosis and help deter a slowing metabolism.
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James is right, low-carb high-fat (LCHF) is the best, and indeed there is quite of body of scholarly research comparing diet types, and low-carb high-fat always wins.
Of course, don't know how much of an "older woman" you are, but the fact is there are no guarantees especially for post-menopausal women.
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My mum went on a no sugar diet. If sugar was in the first three ingredients of a product she wouldnt buy it. She's lost some weight. And at times when she needs it (like inher coffee) she uses unrefined cane sugar :-)
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try to have a little lean protein with each meal as protein tends to be more satisfying than carbs or fats
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make an office snack box of your own so you re not tempted by your colleagues candy bowl fill it with small individually packaged portions of soy chips almonds and dried fruit
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Originally Answered: No-Carb/Low-Carb Diet?
If you are doing this for two weeks, expect to put the weight back on quickly when you go off the low carb diet. Instead, try the "no sugar, no flour" diet. It is healthier. You can have all the fruits and vegetables you like. All lean meats, fish, poultry are fine. Just avoid sweets and bread. To satisfy that sugar craving, try grapes, mini carrots, sugar free jello.