Low-Fat Diets Outlast Low-Carb Diets

Mar 12, 2010
Above figure: P = 0.003 for comparisons between diet groups at 6 months. The difference in weight loss between groups was not significant between the diet groups at 36 months (P = 0.071 before and P = 0.056 for the interaction between visit and dietary assignment after adjustment for baseline variables). Error bars represent 95% confidence intervals. Annals of Internal Medicine.

(PhysOrg.com) -- Time to try Atkins again? Not so fast.

A new report from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine showed that people who followed a low-carbohydrate lost more weight in the first year, but tended to regain most of the weight during the next two years. In contrast, people who stuck to a low-fat diet maintained their over three years.

The report, which appeared in the March 2 edition of the , suggests that the difference in weight regain between groups reflects the initial weight loss, because greater weight loss within the first year was associated with greater weight regain from 12 to 36 months.

If you want to take it off and keep it off, a slow and steady low-fat diet may be right for you.

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More information: For more information, please see the Annals of Internal Medicine announcement, online at www.acponline.org/journals/annals/tipsheets/02mar10.htm

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jessica29
not rated yet Mar 20, 2010
I've tried various low-calorie diet plans for past 2+ years. The majority of the diet plans I’ve tried usually make me feel weak and tired. Based on a friend’s recommendation, I started trying the Medifast Diet. It’s a portion-controlled diet plan where you eat 5 nutritionally balanced meals and 1 lean & green meal per day.
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Good luck everyone and I hope you reach your weight loss goals!

jessica29
not rated yet Mar 20, 2010
I've tried various low-calorie diet plans for past 2+ years. The majority of the diet plans I’ve tried usually make me feel weak and tired. Based on a friend’s recommendation, I started trying the Medifast Diet. It’s a portion-controlled diet plan where you eat 5 nutritionally balanced meals and 1 lean & green meal per day.
It is somewhat expensive compared to other diet plans, but I don’t mind paying the extra buck if I see results. Also, you can find coupons on the internet
Good luck everyone and I hope you reach your weight loss goals!

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