Should you be going for low carb or low fat diet

Last week, the results of a study indicated that it didn’t matter which diet you undertake, they will all help you to lose weight if you stick it out long enough, and stressed that you should choose a diet you will be able to adhere to.
Another study however, has found evidence that there could, in fact, be a preferable type of diet.
In a randomised trial of 148 men and women, with no diagnosed, or history of, cardiovascular disease and problems, or diabetes. They were randomly given a low carb or a low fat diet to undertake. Regardless of which diet they were given, the participants received diet counselling periodically, to help them adhere to the diets.
At the 0, 3, 6 and 12 month stages throughout the trial, measurements on weight and cardiovascular risk were taken for each participant.
It was found after 12 months that the participants on the low-carb diet experienced a greater weight loss and an increased amount of HDL, or ‘good’ cholesterol. They had a average weight loss of 3.5 kg.
However, those on the low-fat diet also lost weight, meaning that it still stands that sticking to a diet is probably the most important factor in losing weight.
Although this new study indicates that a low-carb diet is the best one to lose weight on, some people may find it harder to stick to a low-carb lifestyle. Bread is an example of food high in carbohydrates, which some people may find harder to give up compare to giving up cheese, which is high in fat but low in carbs.
The key is to find a diet which suits you and your preferences, stick to it, and make sure that you remain healthy and incorporate exercise into your daily life.

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